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February 6, 2016


Barbara Gilmour
James J. Dunn

Product Details

(from Amazon)

Raising a Cool Kind KidTM is Bullying Prevention Tips for parents (and educators) to use to help children learn how to be Cool Kid Kids®. This little how-to book was inspired by an original poem first written in December of 2001, shortly after 9/11. The poem summarizes who and what is a Cool Kind Kid®. Each stanza of the poem has been enhanced with an original illustration depicting the stanza content. Under that are Cool Kind Kid statements for kids to learn so they can apply the precepts of the stanza to their everyday lives. On each facing page are tips for parents and/or educators to help children learn and practice these important life-changing social skills tips. Research now supports social skills as the missing link in bullying prevention. Through this poem and the accompanying tips, kids can learn that they can be both cool and kind. They can learn how to reject being a child who bullies, a bully bystander, and a bully victim.

  • Paperback
  • ISBN-13: 978-0996308717
  • ASIN: 0996308717


Bullying has become an epidemic among our children and teens.  Sometimes even adults do this or are victims.  What is taught in the home, begins with a child when they are very small. When a child is taught to be kind, respectful and honest, most of the time it carries throughout their life.  A child is protected at home most of the time, but when he or she goes out the door, they are protected by what they have learned.  It isn't easy being a child or a teen these days.  SO much peer pressure.  If you are the least bit different, you are subject to bullying.  The thing is, everyone is different.  No one is the same.  Some kids don't learn the valuable kindness and respectfulness at home.  There's lots of reasons why not.  Single parent homes where the parent is at work a lot.  Some parents don't know any better themselves, so how can they teach their kids?  To reject bullying, children need confidence and social skills.    The author tells about how being "Cool" is being kind, caring and respectful.  Being "Uncool" is being a bully.  Children have to learn to stand up for themselves and learn how to say "No" when needed. There are times in a young person's life, especially teen-agers that they don't have that confidence and if they are being bullied, they might reach a point  where they just can't handle it any more.  The final results can be devastating for family and friends.  Don't let bullying to continue.  If you see it happening, step in and help.  Be an advocate for stopping bullying.
A nice feature is at the end of the book there are some spaces for the young ones to write what they would do "if".  It gives a personal touch for the reader. We need these kind of teaching books for our young ones.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author, Barbara Gilmore for my unbiased view.  No other compensation took place.

I would give this book 5 STARS.


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