Helping Your Child Stand Up to a Bully- Part 3

bulling and girls at schoolWritten by Ilissa Banhazl, MFT-

I want to share a wonderful book that you can share with your tween/teen. I believe it’s appropriate for any child between 8 and 14 years old. It’s directed towards girls and it’s put out by American Girl. The book is entitled Stand Up for Yourself & Your Friends. You can find it online or anywhere they sell American Girl products.

I have used this book many times with girls and they have reported that it is very helpful. It is easy to read yet with lots of appealing images and full of wonderful ideas on how to handle a bully and even understand why another child would bully someone. It will help your daughter feel better about herself and that’s the most important thing, her self-esteem.

Next time, Part 4 of “Bullying”, I will discuss what kind of children became bullies and why. Look for it next week.

Need help with your child who’s being bullied?

About Ilissa Banhazl

Ilissa Banhazl is a licensed marriage and family psychotherapist, former grade school teacher and holds a masters degree in reading. She has a private practice in Glendora, CA and lives in the Los Angeles area with her husband and three children. She specializes in adult, adolescent, individual, couple, and family relationship counseling as well as eating disorder treatment and recovery. She facilitates a Women’s Support Group in Glendora as well as a Women’s Disordered Eating & Body Image Group. Ilissa authors 3 therapy blogs, Marriage and Family, Eating Disorders and Group Therapy. You can follow her at FB and Twitter. or
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