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Is there a book that talks about defending yourself against bullies?

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AnonymousCoward · 09/05/2008 18:54

DD is almost 3. I know she's very little, but I am trying to get her to understand that the next time she gets pushed or hit, she doesn't have to just sit and cry.

There are several kids who pick on her in toddler group and nursery, who approach her to hit/push her and go away with a smile when they make her cry.

Are there any books out there that talk about what to do in such situations?

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lucymack · 09/05/2008 19:56

The only one I know of for this age group is called Stop Picking on me - you can see it by clicking here
Hope you manage to get it sorted out.

McDreamy · 09/05/2008 20:01

Yes there is a book called Feeling Feeeling Safe by Michelle Elliot (i think) It goes through lots of issues including bullying. We read it with our 5 year old frequently.

McDreamy · 09/05/2008 20:02

Sorry the book is called Feeling Happy Feeling Safe

milou2 · 09/05/2008 20:06

Is this the right toddler group for your daughter?

Can you sternly tell the other little ones to stop it and generally be her bodyguard until she is able to fend them off?

AnonymousCoward · 09/05/2008 20:24

This is the only toddler group in our area. Most kids are normal - boisterous but not mean. There are two who take pleasure in hitting/pushing. DD is very gentle. She doesn't hit/push and cries forever when it happens to her. Which seems to please these kids.

I do fend for her, these things happen in the blink of an eye. Today, as I was talking to this kid's mother at nursery gates, he goes and pushes DD so hard she lands on her bum and cries her eyes out.

This might be against conventional mothering wisdom, but I would like her to understand that when such kids come up to her with violent intent, she can say "No!" and hold out her hand so they can't get close enough to hit/push. She is taller than kids her age so physically able to do this. Just too shocked to do anything.

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AnonymousCoward · 09/05/2008 20:24

Those two books look good, thank you for the recommendations.

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McDreamy · 10/05/2008 06:15

That's exactly what the Feeling Safe book tells them to do - say a firm and loud "No"! So sorry your DD is going through this, this happened to DD when she was 2, it's not nice

AnonymousCoward · 10/05/2008 10:41

I will get that book, thank you.

SIL is in publishing and will search their database for similar books. If anyone is interested, I will post them here once she gets back to me.

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