Ease the Tease

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SKU: D350-Net

Teasing happens to lots and lots (and lots!) of kids. Every day. Sometimes that teasing can be fun, but sometimes it hurts. Ease the Tease helps young readers recognize what hurtful teasing sounds and feels like and offers a toolkit for dealing with teasing.

How many ways can children ease the tease? Inside the book, readers will find not one…not two… but ten helpful ways to ease the tease:

  • Two ways using pure brainpower
  • Three ways to try right away
  • Four ways with the element of…surprise!
  • And, finally, one way with the help of a grown-up (because sometimes asking for help is the right thing to do)

Children can try out these practical and memorable strategies, practice them, and team up with others to ease the tease. Includes a glossary of terms at the back of the book to equip and empower children with the vocabulary they need.

Written by Judy S. Freedman, Mimi P. Black
Illustrated by Steve Mark
Paperback ISBN 9781631983504
Grades 1-4
84 pages
Release Date August 16, 2021

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Judy S. Freedman, M.S.W., L.C.S.W., is a licensed clinical social worker with more than thirty years of therapeutic and educational experience with children, adolescents, and adults. During her more than two decades as a social worker in elementary schools, she created the Easing the Teasing program, which empowers kids with essential skills and strategies to handle teasing incidents, and which was the basis for her parenting book Easing the Teasing: Helping Your Child Cope with Name-Calling, Ridicule, and Verbal Bullying (Contemporary Books/McGraw Hill). She gives presentations and workshops to parents, educators, mental health professionals, recreational personnel, and students. Judy received the Illinois School Social Worker of the Year Award in 2011. She lives in the Chicago area with her family.

Mimi P. Black, Ph.D., is a psychologist, bullying prevention specialist, and actor. She has published articles on several developmental psychology topics and given invited addresses on bullying prevention to school administrators, faculty, parents, and students. For more than 25 years, she has played countless roles in various media as an on-camera and voice actor. Mimi has worked on both sides of the camera in the development of children’s educational television programs. She lives in the Chicago area with her family.

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