Girl Wars 12 Strategies That Will End Female Bullying

ISBN-10: 0743249879
ISBN-13: 9780743249874
Edition: 2003
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Description: Stop the Hurting Mary Pipher's bestsellingReviving Opheliatriggered widespread interest in the culture of preteen and teenage girls and the seeming epidemic of relational aggression (bullying) among them. Gossip, teasing, forming cliques, and other  More...

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List price: $15.99
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Touchstone
Publication date: 8/5/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.506
Language: English

Stop the Hurting Mary Pipher's bestsellingReviving Opheliatriggered widespread interest in the culture of preteen and teenage girls and the seeming epidemic of relational aggression (bullying) among them. Gossip, teasing, forming cliques, and other cruel behaviors are the basis of this bullying, which harms both victim and aggressor. Until now, no one has been able to offer practical and effective solutions that stop girls from hurting each other with words and actions. But inGirl Wars,two experts explain not only how to prevent such behavior but also how to intervene should it happen, as well as overcome the culture that breeds it. Illustrated by compelling true stories from mothers and girls, the authors offer effective, easy-to-implement strategies that range from preventive to prescriptive, such as how to Adopt a "help, don't hurt" strategy Provide positive role models Teach communication skills online and off Stress assertiveness, not aggressiveness Learn conflict resolution skills Identify alternatives to bullying behavior With their combined experience in offering and evaluating programs that combat bullying, the authors show that girls not only want to help rather than hurt each other, they can do so with guidance from concerned adults.

Cheryl Dellasega, Ph.D., author of Surviving Ophelia, is a nurse-practitioner, the mother of a teenaged daughter, and founder of Camp Ophelia, Club Ophelia, and other dynamic programs for girls. She is on the faculty of the College of Medicine at Penn State University in Hershey, Pennsylvania, where she lives.

Introduction
Inform Yourself and Others
The RA Facts of Life
Why Girls Are Prone to RA
Understanding Cyber-RA
What Is Equal Opportunity RA?
Prevent RA
Build Her Anti-RA Skills at a Young Age
Give Girls the Courage to Be Kind
Confront RA
Begin with the First Hurts
When RA Is Sustained, Avoid the Blame Game
Enlist the Help of Others
Change the RA Way of Life
Provide Support
Offer Her Other Outlets and Opportunities
Give Her a Dose of Emotion Lotion to Soothe and Support
Give Her a Tool Kit of Options
Change the Culture
Mothers and Others, Taking Action
A Rally for Ophelia
Cheryl's Camp: It's Not Like Any Other
Dads and Dealing with RA
A Club of Her Own: Groups That Make a Difference
Develop Your Own Action Plan to Make a Difference
Websites and Other Resources
Resources Available Through ClubOphelia.com
What's Your RA Quotient?
Conflict Resolution Skills

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