"Children may avoid speaking up about being bullied, which really just helps to perpetuate it," explains Peter J. Goodman, author of the book "We're All Different But We're All Kitty Cats." "It is important for teachers and parents to know that bullying is taking place so that they can try to address it, but sometimes it is difficult for them to find out that it is happening in the first place."
Goodman is helping to lay the foundation for bullying prevention in classrooms around the country, where they are using the combination of his children's book and the accompanying curriculum, "Bully Free Students Make Bully Free Classrooms," designed for kindergarten to grade three students. The book and educational curriculum have been designed to help young kids understand, prevent, and address bullying.
For those parents and adults who may wonder why their child is not telling them that they are bullied, there are 5 common reasons, including:
"Around half of the children who are bullied don't end up telling an adult that it's happening," explains Karen Goldberg, child psychotherapist and co-author of the curriculum. "The more we can understand and address the reasons behind them not telling, the closer we will be to helping to solve the bullying problem our nation's schools face."
The challenge of children not telling adults that they are being bullied can be addressed and overcome. This can happen through a bully prevention program being in place, as well as parents and other adults talking to children about bullying and the importance of telling an adult when it happens. It is also important that when children do tell adults that it is addressed so that they feel confident in their decision to report it the next time.
The Kitty Cats book and educational curriculum has been written for children in pre-kindergarten through the third grade. The earlier children learn about the importance of preventing bullying, the better. To learn more about the book series, the curriculum bundle, or to purchase the volume that addresses bullying, visit www.dreambigpress.com.
About dreamBIG Press
dreamBIG Press is a publishing house that has created a series of children's books titled We're All Different But We're All Kitty Cats. The books are designed for elementary-school-aged children, to tackle common issues that they may encounter such as bullying, childhood fears, confidence, being different, and making friends. Through the use of a cast of cats, the author helps children better understand those issues, and learn how to deal with them. The company was started by Peter J. Goodman, a multimedia children's author and president of Gut Instinct Creative, an award-winning marketing communications company. For more information about dreamBIG Press or the book series, visit the site at: www.kittycatsbook.com or our YouTube channel www.youtube.com/kittycatsbook
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