Hot Issues, Cool Choices: Facing Bullies, Peer Pressure,



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  1. Micki Peluso Micki Peluso says:

    Hot Issues, Cool ChoicesBy Sandra McLeod HumphreyPrometheus Books 133 pagesISBN 978 1 59102 569 6PROMETHEUSBOOKS,comAt the beginning of Hot Issues, Cool Choices , author Sandra McLeod Humphrey opens with a biblical quote Do unto others as you would have them do unto you Luke 6 31 NIV Such a simple solution to an ongoing problem Yet parents, educators, young adults and bullied children know that it isn t that easy Bullying goes back as far as Cave Man times The biggest, strongest and Hot Issues, Cool ChoicesBy Sandra McLeod HumphreyPrometheus Books 133 pagesISBN 978 1 59102 569 6PROMETHEUSBOOKS,comAt the beginning of Hot Issues, Cool Choices , author Sandra McLeod Humphrey opens with a biblical quote Do unto others as you would have them do unto you Luke 6 31 NIV Such a simple solution to an ongoing problem Yet parents, educators, young adults and bullied children know that it isn t that easy Bullying goes back as far as Cave Man times The biggest, strongest and often stupidest have always picked on the smaller, weaker or different, often for no other reason than they can feeding their own bruised egos like parasites.The increase of suicides caused by bullying led author Humphrey to offer a book written directly to children from grades K 8, that sets up short scenarios for the diverse types of bullying and other cruelties directed toward school children Her book is not just geared to the bullied kids and the cool kids, but is relegated to all of the problems children face in school Kids will especially relate to the cartoon graphics within the book, showing the emotions on the faces of the children anger, sadness, confusion and hurt They may see themselves in many of these situations, but if they are hoping for an answer which they d probably not buy into, they won t find it in the book Rather, they are given five questions at the end of each story, requiring them to think about the best possible solution no one answer is right for all children The What would you do questions are not easy They do give the young readers a lot of choices and things to think about Children who don t bully can give some thought on how to choose not to hurt a classmate s feelings or make a friend feel rejected or unwanted Humphrey notes that while some bullies may be self centered and spoiled, many others come from abused households and are bullied at home She aims this animated page turner book at young children because this is usually the first time they enter into a societal hierarchy and for them this book can be a survival kit.What does a nice boy like Eric, a sports enthusiast, do when Jeremy, whose interests lie in protecting the earth, asks if he can come to Eric s Halloween Party Eric is torn by not wanting to lose Jeremy as a friend or his sport s buddies Readers can try to find a viable solution to Eric s problem.In her afterword, Sandra McLeod Humphrey discusses bullying at length and how children can be guided by teachers and parents in helping them deal positively with being left out or bullied She feels that children s school years should not be miserable and bullies need to understand that they don t need cruelty, exclusion or violence to make them feel accepted.Once again, award winning author of many children s books, Sandra McLeod Humphrey, has written a well researched in depth book that should be required reading in schools and a tool for educators showing children how to find their way in the often biased, cruel world of schooling Her follow up to her beginning quote from the bible is perfectly summed up by her quote by Martin Luther King Jr The time is always right to do what is right Reviewer Micki Peluso, writer, journalist and author ofAnd the Whippoorwill Sang


  2. Belinda Belinda says:

    This topic really hit home for me, my nephew is being bullied in school and we re unsure how to handle it You hear about teenager who commit suicide because they were being bullied, it has reached epidemic proportions.I really like how each chapter is a different character with different problems, personalities, likes dislikes Plus at the end of every story, there are great questions to facilitate a conversation with your child about what happened in the story and too ask themselves what wou This topic really hit home for me, my nephew is being bullied in school and we re unsure how to handle it You hear about teenager who commit suicide because they were being bullied, it has reached epidemic proportions.I really like how each chapter is a different character with different problems, personalities, likes dislikes Plus at the end of every story, there are great questions to facilitate a conversation with your child about what happened in the story and too ask themselves what would they do if they were the person being bullied


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Hot Issues, Cool Choices: Facing Bullies, Peer Pressure, Popularity, and Put-Downs [Read] ➱ Hot Issues, Cool Choices: Facing Bullies, Peer Pressure, Popularity, and Put-Downs Author Sandra Humphrey – Thomashillier.co.uk Did you know that there are kids out there who don t even want to get out of bed in the morning because they know what going to school means for them being teased and taunted being excluded and reject Did Cool Choices: Facing Bullies, eBook ↠ you Cool Choices: PDF ☆ know that there are kids out there who don t even want to get out of bed in the morning because they know what going to school means for them being teased and taunted being excluded and rejected being afraid that you Hot Issues, ePUB ½ re going to be assaulted and possibly hurt Sometimes it can even mean that you just can t hang in there any longer, so you give up and take your own lifeIf you are one of the cool kids at school, this book is for Issues, Cool Choices: MOBI ó youBut if you re not one of the cool kids, this book is especially for youEmerson Elementary isn t a real school, but it could be your elementary school And the students at Emerson aren t real kids, but the problems they face are real, and so are the choices they makeThe Golden Rule is an old rule, but it s still a good rule to live by, and after reading this book, you may just possibly become a kinder, compassionate human being, someone who treats others the way you want them to treat youSo come along and join the students at Emerson Elementary and help them make some cool choices.