Working With Parents of Bullies and Victims.

The author explores common concerns about bullying, provides sample dialogues with parents of bullies and victims, and presents an eight-point plan for communicating with parents.

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Roberts, Walter B., Jr
Format: eBook
Published: Thousand Oaks : SAGE Publications, 2007.
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Table of Contents:
  • Cover
  • Contents
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • About the Author
  • Chapter 1
  • Every Parent's Nightmare-and Yours, Too!
  • Who will Benefit from this Book?
  • The High Cost of Ignoring the Problem
  • How Educators have Overlooked Parents as Partners
  • How to Use this Book with Parents
  • Chapter 2
  • What Bullying and Teasing do to Everyone-Kids, Adults, and Communities
  • Death Comes to Lake Wobegon
  • When Intervention Stops Tragedy
  • The Pain That Resonates to the Bone
  • How Everyone Loses When Bullying Occurs
  • Chapter 3
  • Why Parents Complain about Schools' Responses to Bullying
  • Parents' Attitudes toward Public Schools: The Statistics
  • About Those "They didn't do Anything" Claims
  • Documenting the Facts on School Interventions
  • Chapter 4
  • How to Talk with Parents Whose Children are Bullied
  • Parents of Bullied Children: The Two Camps
  • Working with the Actively Involved Parent
  • Working with the Less Actively Involved Parent
  • The "Inverted Curve" and Tension Cycle
  • Chapter 5
  • How to Work with Parents Whose Children Bully Others
  • Some Things to Keep in Mind about the Families of Aggressive Children
  • Television's Impact on Children and Bullying
  • Kissing a Plan Increases the Chances of Success for Everyone
  • Chapter 6
  • The Parent Who Refuses to Cooperate
  • Subverting the Dominant Paradigm
  • Conflict Resolution with Parents Who Refuse to Cooperate
  • Eleven Global Approaches toward Conflict Resolution
  • Chapter 7
  • Types of Difficult Parents
  • The Parent Bully
  • The Silent Treatment
  • The Staller
  • The Negative
  • The Complainer
  • Know-it-alls
  • Angels
  • What about Mediation and Negotiation?
  • Chapter 8
  • Helping Parents Talk at Home with Their Children about Misbehaviors
  • Helping Parents Understand Punishment, Accountability, and Restitution
  • Restorative Justice.
  • Helping Parents Help Their Child Think about Righting a Wrong
  • What Happens after that First Step?
  • Chapter 9
  • Seven Talking Points for Helping Parents Talk to Children about Being Bullied
  • Talking Point 1: Help Parents Understand the Importance of Listening to Their Child's Concerns about Bullying and Teasing
  • Talking Point 2: Asking the Right Questions will Likely Increase Parent-Child Communication
  • Talking Point 3: Parents want to Obtain as many Details as Possible in an Understanding Fashion
  • Talking Point 4: Parents Need to Assure Their Children That They will Work with Them to Find a Solution to the Problem
  • Talking Point 5: Parents should ask the Child's Opinions and Concerns about Discussing the Situation with School Personnel
  • Talking Point 6: Encourage the Child not to Respond to Provocation with Violence
  • Talking Point 7: Parents should Encourage Their Child to ask Those in a Supervisory Capacity for Assistance
  • Chapter 10
  • Fair Expectations of Parents and Educators in Solving the Problem of Bullying
  • Fair Expectation 1: Not all Bullying behaviors can be Stopped or Prevented
  • Fair Expectation 2: Once Bullying has been Reported, the Parent has the Right to Expect the Supervisory Authority to Indicate Concern
  • Fair Expectation 3: Parents Expect the Supervisory Authority to Investigate the Concern
  • Fair Expectation 4: Appropriate Intervention will Take Place If the Concerns are Validated
  • Fair Expectation 5: The Supervisory Authority will Communicate with Parents as to the Outcome of the Intervention
  • Fair Expectation 6: Never Forget Fair Expectation 1-Not all Bullying behaviors can be Stopped or Prevented
  • Chapter 11
  • The Courage to Act
  • References
  • Index.