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 bullying; Find out where bullying is taking place--at school, at a friend's house, or on the Internet; Understand the differences between bullying among boys and girls; Teach social skills and assertiveness techniques; Communicate with the parents of bullies; Get support from teachers, counselors, and other school administrators; Handle bullying situations involving children with special needs. Written 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.