Mocking. Namecalling. Physical aggression. These experiences are all forms of bullying that can wreak havoc on a child's self-esteem, safety, and general happiness. Both parents of bullied children and parents of bullies and are in a difficult situation: They want to protect their children and control their behavior without making the problem worse. Parents need a comprehensive, up-to-date guide to ensure that their children's education and quality of life are not compromised. This book helps parents learn to:Recognize the signs of bullyingFind out where bullying is taking place--at school, at a friend's house, or on the InternetUnderstand the differences between bullying among boys and girlsTeach social skills and assertiveness techniquesCommunicate with the parents of bulliesGet support from teachers, counselors, and other school administratorsHandle bullying situations involving children with special needsWritten by Deborah Carpenter, a social worker and assistant principal, this guide gives parents all the tools they need to recognize the problem, treat it properly, and prevent it from happening again.