Last week we had the good fortune of being joined by Carrie Goldman - author of Bullied: What Every Parent, Teacher, and Kid Needs to Know About Ending the Cycle of Fear - to kick off Welcoming Schools' Book Connect Webinar Series.
As Carrie says, “bullying is a really complex, multifaceted problem so it requires really complex solutions.” During the webinar, Carrie and Welcoming Schools Associate Director Kisha L. Webster had a frank conversation about how parents and educators can be a part of these solutions. Among the topics covered:
- Promoting empathy at home and in the classroom
- Using “Bully Drills” to allow students to practice positive responses to bullying situations
- Advice for parents who learn their child is bullying others
- Teaching students the difference between tattling to get others in trouble and reporting to get others out of trouble
- Creating safe spaces for students being bullied
- Helping students express their feelings in positive ways through emotion coaching
Carrie became an unexpected voice for the anti-bullying movement after her daughter Katie was teased at school for using a Star Wars water bottle. Carrie’s blog post about her daughter’s experience went viral and generated an online community of support that captured international attention.
In Bullied, she brings together the expertise of leading authorities with the candid accounts of families dealing firsthand with peer victimization to present proven strategies and concrete tools for teaching children how to speak up and carry themselves with confidence; call each other out on cruelty; resolve conflict; cope with teasing, taunting, physical abuse, and cyberbullying; and be smart consumers of technology and media.
Listen to the webinar below and register for our November Book Connect Webinar featuring Cheryl Kilodavis author of My Princess Boy.