Bullying … Teasing … Ridicule
The stories of the Coping Skills series are more about teaching how to handle your thinking about and your response to Bullying, Teasing and Ridicule, than about “making them stop”.
If you are able to use “Good Thinking” as taught in these stories, you will have the self-control and self-confidence to be able to not make yourself unduly upset when confronted with these issues. Your child can understand that it is not “weakness” to ignore the other’s negative behavior.
By remaining calm and ignoring the other’s behavior, their negative behavior will not accomplish the goal of the perpetrator and the behavior will stop in time. These are skills not just for the eight-year old’s school playground but also for the twenty-eight-year old’s workplace.