Ben is being bullied at school. Other boys shove him, call him names and leave him out of games. Who can help him? What can he do?
One in five children are bullied at school. Bullying can be overt: physical and verbal, or covert: passive-aggressive and excluding. Bullying can create a legacy for life if no one intervenes.
Beating the Bullies is a guide for 7–11 year old boys and girls written by Clinical Psychologist Dr Lucy Blunt. In the form of an innovative children’s chapter book, it gives age-appropriate information aimed to “upskill” the child and give them “bully-proof strategies” for coping. Beating the Bullies also has two invaluable resource guides; one for parents (who often feel powerless and helpless at this time) and one for teachers (with class specific questions and activities).
Illustrated by Dr Blunt’s daughter, Chloe Osborn, Beating the Bullies is engaging and interactive and an essential resource to tackle the damaging and important issue of bullying.
Dr Lucy Blunt was a Clinical Psychologist who was born in New Zealand, but grew up in Sydney. After completing a Bachelor of Arts at Sydney University, she then undertook a Graduate Diploma in Applied Psychology at Swinburne University in Melbourne. Following this, she went on to do her masters and then PhD in Clinical Psychology at the University of Wollongong. She worked with DOCS, the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, was a regular presenter at preschools and frequently interviewed on radio and television on psychologically related matters. She has been a consultant to many reality TV programs and was the Director of Mosman Psychology in Sydney. Lucy is also the author of My Mum’s Got Cancer (2009).
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