Bullying involves an imbalance of power between the bully and the victim, is intentionally harmful, and occurs repetitively (Olweus, 1999). Nowadays it has become normal for kids to experience this kind of problem and it is seen more often in schools and neighborhoods.
There are two types of bullying:
The physical one which consists of pushing, hitting or intentionally pestering with someone else. This kind of bully is caused by someone who thinks they are cooler, bigger and stronger than anyone else just because they are harming other kids who, most of the time, turn out to be shy and inoffensive.
The psychological one, whose insults sometimes might not seem harmful but they actually are. A words power is unimaginable so harassing a kid with words causes incredible damage that can turn into a problem in their future and affect their social skills on a very high level.
Over time organizations have been created in order to support kids who live this nightmare – websites and groups full of people willing to help are everywhere and that’s not all. Writers along with psychologists decided to take a step forward to solve this problem and have been working on books for kids, describing daily-life situations that will help kids to be tougher when dealing with these situations.
Most of the books can be found in bookstores but we know technology has been moving forward as well. So, Amazon made Audibles for your kids to listen to.
Below, we share a list of the 5 Must-Read Anti-Bullying Books available:
Presents a number of global and local problems in simple, kid-friendly language and shows the projects that various kids came up with to address those issues and make the world, their community, their school, or someone else’s community a better place. There are lots of scientific facts about climate change, providing clean air and water, world hunger, healthy nutrition, endangered animals, and more. There’s also a chapter on friendship, bullying, and cyberbullying that includes how to stand up to bullies and stresses the need to treat people with kindness and respect.
Is an excellent choice for sparking open-ended conversations with children about friendship and empathy. It shows small but important ways to be a good friend and challenge the power of a group. It’s equally helpful for teaching kids how to be an upstander and for kids who feel excluded by their peers. Its gentle message is conveyed clearly without being overbearing.
When we choose to be kind; we not only fill the buckets of those around us but also fill our own bucket! Conversely, when we choose to say or do mean things, we are dipping into buckets. All day long, we are either filling up or dipping into each other’s buckets by what we say and what we do. When you’re a bucket filler, you make the world a better place to be!
An engaging and interactive picture book that introduces children to the practice of listening to their bodies. Through a combination of story and simple experiential activities, it guides them through the process of noticing and naming their feelings and the physical sensations that accompany them, while helping them build on their capacity to engage mindfully, self-regulate, and develop a better sense of well-being.
All of these books represent different stories based on daily-life situations that kids go through. These books help teach them how to prepare, how to be more resilient, and the most important thing: how to be human. They reflect the humanity we must believe and the power of love that always wins, no matter what situation your kid is in. There will always be a solution and maybe these books can be a part of it.