A toolbox of twenty-one strategies kids can use to get along with others. Every child could use help with social skills and making friends. This book provides twenty-one concrete strategies children can use to express themselves, build relationships, end arguments and fights, halt bullying, and beat unhappy feelings. It’s like a toolbox of kid-friendly social skills—just open it up and pull out tools like:
- Mighty Might, which takes all the fun out of teasing
- Thought Chop, which helps kids resist self-defeating thoughts
- Squeaky Wheel, a type of persistence that gets results
- Coin Toss, a simple way to resolve small conflicts
About the Author
Scott Cooper is an anti-bullying advocate and has provided workshops on the topic throughout northern California. He has been a school board president and member of the Sonoma County Advisory Board of Drug Programs. Scott has past experience teaching, coaching basketball, and working as a bilingual aide. He is CFO of a planning and design firm and a member of the National Audubon Society. He is also the author of Sticks and Stones: 7 Ways Your Child Can Deal with Teasing, Conflict, and Other Hard Times (Three Rivers Press, 2000).
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Speak up and Get Along!: Learn the Mighty Might, Thought Chop, and More Tools to Make Friends, Stop Teasing, and Feel Good about Yourself based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
We bought this book for our elementary school library. It has very effective strategies and our kids have been able to use the book. The names for the strategies; i.e., "mighty might", "squeaky wheel", "thought chop" give the children an active handle for use. And in the "negative thoughts" section, the author helps the children separate their thoughts from their feelings. An excellent book. We used it after a school bullying incident and it gave the children confidence and helped ease tension.