Getting Beyond Bullying and Exclusion, PreK–5 deepens teachers’ understanding of common challenges and provides an intimate and realistic view of how children with special needs can become easy targets for bullies. The book also shows how adults can inadvertently facilitate the development of victim behavior in children or contribute to the development of bully personalities. With an abundance of tried-and-true techniques for helping children manage emotions and build on their strengths, this book examines:
· Bullying styles, including classic male and female models
· How teachers can prevent and stop bullying
· Methods for intervening early before a negative dynamic progresses into middle or high school
· Strategies for working with overprotective parents
· A “Ninety-Second-a-Day Self-Esteem Prescription Plan” to improve children’s self-image
Ideal for both teachers and counselors, this book increases the sensitivity and expertise that educators need to help children with special needs become more resilient and experience success at school.
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About the Author
Ronald Mah, an educator and licensed marriage and family therapist, has worked in early childhood education for 16 years. A credentialed elementary and secondary teacher, he is the author of Difficult Behavior in Early Childhood and The One-Minute Temper Tantrum Solution (2006 and 2008, Corwin Press). He wrote the Asian Pacific Islander Parent Education Support curriculum (DHS-San Francisco, 1996). Mah has DVDs on child development and behavior (Fixed Earth Films), and has been involved in community and high school mental health clinics, severe emotional disturbance, at-risk youth, welfare-to-work, and Head Start programs. A graduate college instructor and Board of Directors member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists and of the California Kindergarten Association, Mah combines concepts, principles, and philosophy with practical techniques and guidelines for effective and productive results. Mah has a psychotherapy practice in San Leandro, California where he works with children, teens, adults, couples, and families.
Table of Contents
AcknowledgmentsAbout the AuthorIntroduction Inclusion Means... Inclusion Means More Inclusion Means Less Educational Challenge Exclusion...and Bullying Compromising the Intent of Inclusion Continuums or Labels Three Perspectives1. Inclusion, Exclusion, and Bullying The Chicken Spends Its Whole Life... The Hawk Spends Its Whole Life... Anxious Vulnerability Please Please Please... The Loud Aggressive "Victim" Becomes a Bully Victim Entitlement to Bully and Intellectual Bullying Classification Creates Targets for Exclusion2. The Stress, Frustrate, Fail, Suffer Method and Emotional Intelligence The Real World The First S Is for StressStress 'Em! The First F Is for FrustrationFrustrate 'Em! F Is for FailureLet 'Em Fail! (Make Sure They Fail!) The Second S Is for SufferLet 'Em Suffer Emotional Intelligence3. Create Powerful and Successful Children Win So He Would Throw a Tantrum The Next SS Is for Sensitivity and Support The Next SS Is for Skills and Strength SF Is for Survive and Flourish4. Social Cues Who Is This Kid? Reasons Individuals Don't Get it!5. Reasons for Missing Social Cues Physical DisabilityCompensation (No.2 of 11): "What? Huh? " Cross-Culture IssuesCross-Culture Education (No. 3 of 11): "So that's what you mean! " OverstimulationDe-Stress (No. 4 of 11): "I'm tired. I don' wanna have fun! " DenialAlleviate Fear (no. 5 of 11): "Nah, nah, nah! " AnxietyStabilize and Secure (No. 6 of 11): "What? Where? Watch out? Where? Now? Oh no! " NeurosisReality Filter or Check (No. 7 of 11): "That was then, and this is then. " DissassociationTrauma Work (No. 8 of 11): "Click...This station is no longer broadcasting...or receiving. " Learning DissabilitiesCompensation (No. 9 of 11): "Trying hard, harder, and harder... " Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (and Attention Deficit Disorder)Focus (No. 10 of 11): "Attention wanders... " Intoxication and Substance AbuseSobriety (No. 11 of 11): "Common adverse effects... "6. The Victim Dynamic Why Do You Pick Up Crying Babies? Victimized by Victims Reversing the Dual Theory of Frailty How Victims Are Created7. Creating Bullies A Blustering, Browbeating Person Bullies, Aggression, and the Search for Self-Esteem "Who Are you Looking At!? " "Huh? What? "8. Relational Aggression "You Can't Come to My Birthday Party " What Do You Mean... "We? "9. Frustration to Resentment to Aggresstion Lost Self-Esteem Bullies With Learning Disabilities Bullies With ADHD10. Arrogance and Entitlement Bullies With Asperger Syndrome Bullies With Gifted Abilities11. Motivation and Survival Adult Stress, Frustration, Failure (and Suffering) "Or Else What? " Internalized Motivation Cultural Characteristics of Children With ChallengesConclusion The Ninety-Second-a-Day Self-Esteem Prescription Plan A Last ThoughtReferencesIndex