Competition: Bullying – A Parents' Guide

As a teacher, I try to be vigilant for any tell-tale signs of bullying in school. Nowadays we have training on how to handle any situations that arise, and have a ledger to record any offenses. Bullying is taken very seriously in schools nowadays with whole lessons given over to it and assemblies regularly centred around why it's not ok. The difficulty arises when a child says something once as a mean, flippant comment, and a child grasps the 'B' word out of the air. Teaching children why bullying is wrong also involves teaching them what it is.

Bullying is intentional, directed and repeated behaviour. It is not ok!

Obviously for teachers, we get training on how to handle it and have a wealth of tools and procedures at our disposal to help our pupils. But for parents, it can be just as desperate time as for their children. They can feel just as trapped and helpless.

This guide by Jennifer Thomson gives a whole new perspective to a problem that almost everyone encounters. No parent wants their child to go through what they did, but they often need practical advice on how to stop this from happening. Bullying: A Parent's Guide offers advice on how to prevent your child from being bullied, getting help within school, understanding the mind of a bullied child (often victims themselves desperately in need of help) and how to boost your child's self-esteem.

While you think your child might be too young to encounter bullying, it's almost guaranteed that they will witness it at some point and I think this is an invaluable book to equip parents for it, if or when it occurs.

Bullying: A Parents' Guide is available to buy from Need2Know priced at £9.99

Competition:

However, if you would like to be in with a chance of winning one of three copies of Bullying: A Parents' Guide (kindly provided by Need2Know) please do the following:

  • 'Like' Need2Know and TheBoyandMe on Facebook
  • Visit Need2Know's website and look at the other self-help books available. Then comment below letting me know which of them you would find most helpful
  • Tweet the following message:

I want to stamp out Bullying with A Parents' Guide http://www.theboyandme.co.uk/?p=5448

Please leave one entry only below to tell me that you have done the following.

T&C

Competition will close on Friday18th November 2011 at 8pm. I will select three winners at random and notify them that evening. I will need a reply by Sunday 20th November 2011 at 8pm. Need2Know are responsible for despatching the prize direct to the winners. Pressing the 'tweet' button at the top of this post does not count as tweeting the message and therefore invalidates your entry. UK entrants only.

THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED

Congratulations to:

  1. Emma Cella
  2. Tracy Nixon
  3. Red Rose Mummy
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Comments

  1. says

    I'd like to have a look at the Terrible Twos book most I think – to let me know what I am in for :-) This book would be great for my sister-in-law as my lovely niece starts high school in September, she is likely to be the smallest in the school and I think her mum might find this useful preparation.

  2. Kate Cunningham says

    I have Liked Need2Know and TheBoyandMe on Facebook.
    I would be interested in reading Primary School A Parent's Guide.
    I have tweeted @01592_katie
    Thanks for this great giveaway.

  3. Alice Hindley says

    I have Liked Need2Know and TheBoyandMe on Facebook. (Alice Hindley)

    I would be interested in reading Bullying a Parents Guide

    I have tweeted the message on Twitter – tweet me @aesop57

  4. says

    I have completed all steps and would be interested in the "Writing for magazines" book. As a freelance writer I like to keep up to date and learn about new developments on the market x

    @caro_mad

  5. Tracy Nixon says

    Hi, Thanks for the great blog giveaway! I am already a fan of you both on Facebook (Tracy K Nixon) and I am a follower and have tweeted @tracyknixon

    I would be interested in the 'Fatigue' book as I am a sufferer of insomnia!!! – I wake at 4am every morning and I don't know how I get through the day with the lack of sleep I get. My parents say I was the worst ever baby and child for sleeping – as I never did lol – used to wake them up at 3am wanting to play!! I wish I could sleep longer and wake refreshed!

    Good luck to all!

  6. Emma Manning says

    I have Liked Need2Know and TheBoyandMe on Facebook. Bullying a Parents Guide sounds like it'd be an interesting read.

  7. Karen A Barrett says

    I have liked Need2Know on FB and iialready like you
    I have tweeted
    @chocolateonemse
    I would find the Adoption book interesting
    Thanks for the giveaway

  8. emma Cella says

    I have Liked Need2Know and TheBoyandMe on Facebook. Emma Cella
    I would be interested in reading Primary School A Parent's Guide.
    I have tweeted @handbag2000
    Thanks for this great giveaway.

  9. Alice Hindley says

    I already 'Like' Need2Know and TheBoyandMe on Facebook (Alice Hindley)

    I would find the "Caring the Essential Guide" the most helpful book

    I have Tweeted the message on Twitter – tweet me @aesop57