Little Girls Can Be Mean: Four Steps to Bully-Proof Girls in the Early Grades

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Little Girls Can Be Mean: Four Steps to Bully-Proof Girls in the Early Grades

Format:  Paperback,

282 pages

Publisher: St Martins Pr

Publish Date: Aug 2010

ISBN-13: 9780312615529

ISBN-10: 0312615523

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Worried about mean girls? Help your daughter respond and react to bullying where it starts---in elementary school

As experts in developmental psychology and each a mother of three, Dr. Michelle Anthony and Dr. Reyna Lindert began noticing an alarming pattern of social struggle among girls as young as five, including their own daughters. In today's world, it is likely that your daughter has been faced with bullying and friendship issues, too---and perhaps you're at a loss for how to guide her through these situations effectively. "Little Girls Can Be Mean" is the first book to tackle the unique social struggles of elementary-aged girls, giving you the tools you need to help your daughter become stronger, happier, and better able to enjoy her friendships at school and beyond.

Dr. Anthony and Dr. Lindert offer an easy-to-follow, 4-step plan to help you become a problem-solving partner with your child, including tips and insights that girls can use on their own to confront social difficulties in an empowered way. Whether your daughter is just starting grade school or is already on her way to junior high, you'll learn how to:

OBSERVE the social situation with new eyes
CONNECT with your child in a new way
GUIDE your child with simple, compassionate strategies
SUPPORT your daughter to act more independently to face the social issue

By focusing squarely on the issues and needs of girls in the years before adolescence, "Little Girls Can Be Mean" is the essential, go-to guide for any parent or educator of girls in grades K-6.


Publisher: St Martins Pr
Publish Date: Aug 2010
ISBN-13: 9780312615529
ISBN-10: 0312615523
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 282
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.59
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 5.57 x 0.81 x 8.22

Chapter outline

A Note to Readers
About the Authors
Laying the Foundation: The Four-Step Approach
The Rise of Social Cruelty
How Can I Help My Daughter or Student?
What Is Bullying?
Building the Foundation
Facing Tough Situations
Following the Four-Step Plan
Support to Act
Integrating the Four Steps
How Long Will This All Take?
Think, Share, Do…Activity Bank for Part I
Support to Act
The Heart of the Matter: Applying the Four Steps to Real Situations Faced by Real Girls
Side by Side: Best Friends, Worst Enemies
Dealing with a Turf War
When Best Friends Pull Away
Yo-Yo Friendships
Going Along with the Gang
When Girls Struggle to Fit In
When Girls Struggle with Feeling Different
When Girls Struggle with Going Along with the Group
When the Group Turns Against Your Child
All Girls Can Be Mean: When Your Daughter Is Acting Like a Mean Girl
There Are Two Sides to Every Story
The Power Rush of Popularity
When Girls Struggle with Following the Group
Think, Share, Do…Activity Bank for Part II
Support to Act
Wrapping Up: Using the Four Steps in Your Home, School, or Office
The Difference Between Younger and Older Girls
Facing All Kinds of Issues, Together
She Is Not Alone
Bully Stories for Home or School
What-If Scenarios
Activities That Follow the Four Steps
Teacher Tips
Tips for Girls
Think, Share, Do…

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