In the first book to focus on the traumatic effects caused by cliques in our schools, an acclaimed parenting-advice team offers a fresh perspective and an innovative eight-step program to turn around the culture of cruelty that torments all students.There have always been in crowds, but today's social pressures force children into explosive, destructive, and even life-threatening situations. No matter what role your child plays in this schoolhouse drama--clique leader, victim, or innocent bystander--this book is a must-read. Giannetti and Sagarese have honed in on this little-understood phenomenon and come up with insights that parents can use immediately. Read Cliques to understand: * Who the clique leaders are in your child's school* What you can do NOW to help your child avoid abuse* Times during the day when cliques are visible to adults* Where in your school you should start to lobby for change* Why your innocent bystander may not be so innocent* How you can rid your child of bully-like behaviorCliques is more than just a manual for cheering your child on--it brings hope and a truly comprehensive understanding of adolescent society to the millions of families struggling against this divisive force. Within its pages, you will find the tools you need to make a difference.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Eight Steps to Help Your Child Survive the Social Jungle