Let’s Talk About Teasing and Bullying
Every parent and teacher knows the importance of teaching kids the skills to handle teasing and bullying, and this game will undoubtedly be a great start. Playing the game at home will help children talk about things that are happening at school, which they might otherwise keep a secret.
Designed by one of the country’s leading child psychologists and parenting experts, Lawrence Shapiro, Ph.D., there are separate card “decks” for boys and girls, and these can also be combined in a third deck. There are no right or wrong answers to this game. Kids just respond to the cards thinking about their own feelings and the best way to deal with bullying and teasing.
This game will be most helpful when played with an adult and two or more children. Adults can be very helpful in being good role models, and in making kids feel comfortable talking about their feelings. We recommend playing it periodically throughout the year, since children are always having new experiences as they grow older, and some of the experiences will undoubtedly be with kids who tease and bully. For kids ages 6-12.