By Trudy Ludwig
A rare look at emotional bullying among boys from this best-selling author.
D.J.’s friend Vince has a habit of teasing D.J. and then saying, Just kidding!” as if it will make everything okay. It doesn’t, but D.J. is afraid that if he protests, his friends will think he can’t take a joke.
With the help of his father, brother, and an understanding teacher, D.J. progresses from feeling helpless to taking positive action, undermining the power of two seemingly harmless words.
This book examines relational aggression, the use of relationships to manipulate and hurt others, from a boy’s point of view. Includes discussion questions, a “do’s and don’ts of teasing” list, and a resource guide for parents and teachers.
Suitable for ages 8-12. 32 pages. Hardcover. 2006.
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