Hot Issues, Cool Choices
Facing Bullies, Peer Pressure, Popularity, and Put-Downs
By Sandra Mcleod Humphrey
(Prometheus Books, Paperback, 9781591025696, 133pp.)
Publication Date: September 30, 2007
Did you know that there are kids out there who don’t even want to get out of bed in the morning because they know what going to school means for them?
• being teased and taunted ...
• being excluded and rejected ...
• being afraid that you’re going to be assaulted and possibly hurt…
• Sometimes it can even mean that you just can’t hang in there any longer, so you give up and take your own life.
If you are one of the cool kids at school, this book is for you.
But if you’re not one of the cool kids, this book is especially for you.
Emerson Elementary isn’t a real school, but it could be your elementary school. And the students at Emerson aren’t real kids, but the problems they face are real, and so are the choices they make.
The Golden Rule is an old rule, but it's still a good rule to live by, and after reading this book, you may just possibly become a kinder, more compassionate human being, someone who treats others the way you want them to treat you.
So come along and join the students at Emerson Elementary and help them make some cool choices!
Sandra McLeod Humphrey (Minnetonka, MN), a retired clinical psychologist, is a writer and consultant for the Heroes & Dreams Foundation, which provides character education materials to grades K-8 throughout North America. She is the author of the highly praised If You Had to Choose, What Would You Do?, Dare to Dream!, and many other books focused on moral education for children.
"…a must-have book for anyone addressing the issue of bullying in our schools…Ms. Humphrey took her expertise, gained as a retired clinical psychologist who worked with troubled children, and put it to great use in writing this book…All I can say is: Where was this book when I was growing up?" -Children’s Book Review
"…is a well written work sure to find a place on the reading list of therapists, school counselors and classroom teachers…The book provides insights for parents regarding how and what their children may be facing as they attend school…excellent resource…highly recommended…5 stars." -Epinions.com/Molly’s Review