"This resource provides a no-nonsense approach to working collaboratively with parents, students, and administrators to stop bullying situations and prevent bullying in the future. The author provides practical, easy-to-use strategies that can be adapted for different situations. A must-have for educators who want to instill changes."
—Leigh Cassidy, Counselor
Eleanor Roosevelt High School, Greenbelt, MD
"The author provides a thought-provoking book on an important subject neglected by both researchers and writers. The book is full of down-to-earth, commonsense advice that educators will find very helpful in addressing a difficult and complex issue."
—Rob Osborn, Anti-Bullying Strategy Manager
Leicestershire Children and Young People's Service and Anti-Bullying Alliance
Strengthen bully prevention efforts through collaborative dialogue with parents!
This concise book helps educators expand skills for communicating with parents about the thorny subject of bullying. In realistic language, the author explores common concerns of both parties and offers practical strategies to help school staff carry out conversations and interventions with even the most persistent or resistant parents. Readers will find sample dialogues and vignettes written by parents of bullies and victims, plus:
- An eight-point plan for talking with parents about bullying
- Six "fair expectations" to encourage effective teacher-parent collaborations
- Talking points to help parents dialogue with their children about bullying
The lessons from this resource can help administrators, counselors, and teachers partner effectively with parents to create a positive learning climate for all students.