Why Do They Pick on Me?
By Pippa Eden
It seems bullying has become a fact of life. As one of many survivors of schoolyard bullying, Pippa Eden has developed key coping strategies to help the bullied understand why they are being bullied and how to deal with the experience.
Eden understands the long-term effect bullying can have, even in adulthood. She also recognizes that it is often just as easy to be the bully as to be bullied. In fact, like Eden herself in her school yard days, we can switch from one to the other in a schoolyard chain reaction.
Why Do They Pick on Me? offers insight from both sides of the bullying experience in the hope that awareness will minimize both bullying and its aftermath.Pippa Eden is a practicing counselor. She has been married for 28 years and has two grown daughters. She assists in the management of a women’s group aimed at helping discovery of one’s true identity. Eden makes an effort to volunteer in a number of community organizations.
Pippa Eden is a practicing counselor. She has been married for 28 years and has two grown daughters. She assists in the management of a women’s group aimed at helping discovery of one’s true identity. Eden makes an effort to volunteer in a number of community organizations.
In additions to volunteers and writing, Eden also enjoys drawing, painting landscapes, gardening, and all things creative.
Adele was just 23 years old when she was scarred for life by an acid attack arranged by her ex-boyfriend, Anthony. The attack left her partially bald and she lost her right ear. This was Anthony’s attempt to stop her from ever being attractive to another man – a final act of ‘control’ over her and the horrific end to a terrifying case of domestic abuse.
The acid attack came after she had ended her relationship of several years with Anthony Riley, the man who said he couldn’t live without her. Anthony Riley was convicted in October 2015 and was sentenced to a minimum of 13 years in prison.
This is Adele’s brave story, the story of one woman’s incredible fight to recover from the most appalling injuries and to decide that she would not be controlled, she would be strong.
In Elliot Aronson's Nobody Left to Hate, on of our nation's leading social psychologists argues that the negative atmosphere in our schools--the exclusion, taunting, humiliation, and bullying--played a major role in triggering the pathological behavior of the shooters. At the very least, such an atmosphere makes schools an unpleasant experience for most normal students.
But it doesn't have to be. Nobody Left to Hate offers concise, practical, and easy-to-apply strategies for creating a more supportive, stimulating, and compassionate environment in our schools. Based on decades of scientific research and classroom testing, these strategies explain how students can be taught to control their own impulses, how to respect others, and how to resolve conflicts amicably. In addition, they show teachers how to structure classes to promote cooperation, rather than competition, without sacrificing academics. On the contrary, education is greatly enhanced.
For parents, teachers, or anyone concerned with what is happening in our schools, Nobody Left to Hate provides a simple and effective plan of action that will make their children's school not only a safe place, but a more humane place of learning.