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Ten easy-to-learn strategies to help kids ease the pain of teasing and stand up for themselves.
Teasing happens to lots and lots (and lots!) of kids. Every day. Sometimes that teasing can be fun, but other times it hurts. Ease the Tease helps young readers recognize what hurtful teasing sounds and feels like and provides simple but powerful ideas for dealing with teasing.
How many ways can children ease the tease? Inside the book, readers will find not one . . . not two . . . but ten helpful ways to ease the tease:
- Two ways using pure brainpower
- Three ways to try right away
- Four ways with the element of . . . surprise!
- And, finally, one way with the help of a grown-up (because sometimes asking for help is the right thing to do)
Little Laugh & Learn Series
Self-help, kid-style! Kids ages six to nine can tote these handy guides anywhere and boost their skills. With practical advice, silly jokes, fun illustrations, and a kid-centric point of view, these books are the go-to for help with everything, from triumphing over teasing to learning to be a fantastic friend to becoming a self-confidence superstar, and more!
About the Author
Judy S. Freedman, M.S.W., L.C.S.W., is a licensed clinical social worker with more than thirty years of therapeutic and educational experience with children, adolescents, and adults. During her more than two decades as a social worker in elementary schools, she created the Easing the Teasing program, which empowers kids with essential skills and strategies to handle teasing incidents, and which was the basis for her parenting book Easing the Teasing: Helping Your Child Cope with Name-Calling, Ridicule, and Verbal Bullying (Contemporary Books/McGraw Hill). She gives presentations and workshops to parents, educators, mental health professionals, recreational personnel, and students. Judy received the Illinois School Social Worker of the Year Award in 2011. She lives in the Chicago area with her family.
Mimi P. Black, Ph.D., is a psychologist, bullying prevention specialist, and actor. She has published articles on several developmental psychology topics and given invited addresses on bullying prevention to school administrators, faculty, parents, and students. For more than 25 years, she has played countless roles in various media as an on-camera and voice actor. Mimi has worked on both sides of the camera in the development of children’s educational television programs. She lives in the Chicago area with her family.
Steve Mark is a freelance illustrator and a part-time puppeteer. He lives in Minnesota and is the father of three and the husband of one. Steve has illustrated many books for children, including the Little Laugh & Learn series and all the books in the Laugh & Learn® series for older kids.