What if every kid had a handy toolbox of ways to get along with others Thats just what this book is a collection ofconcrete strategies kids can pull out and use to express themselves, build relationships, end arguments and fights, halt bullying, and beat unhappy feelings Like the Mighty Might, which takes all the fun out of teasing And the Thought Chop, which helps kids resist self defeating thoughts And the Squeaky Wheel, a type of persistence that gets results And the Coin Toss, a simple way to resolve small conflicts Each tool is clearly described, illustrated with true to life examples, and accompanied by dialogue and lines kids can practice and use Stories and anecdotes show each tool in action A terrific resource for any young personand any adult committed to teaching social skills Includes a note to adultsPart of the Bully Free Kids line

15 thoughts on “Speak Up and Get Along!: Learn the Mighty Might, Thought Chop, and More Tools to Make Friends, Stop Teasing, and Feel Good About Yourself (English Edition)

  1. Sarah H Sarah H says:

    I like this book it has some useful techniques but it is aimed much at the 10 group rather than the niggles that can start lower down in school.I would recommend if you have a child aged 10 and they need some help with having confidence in the school setting

  2. Jackie Jackie says:

    Its helpful easy to understand.

  3. Samantha Balina Samantha Balina says:

    This is definitely a must have book for child to read I read this together with my daughter and its really helpful and interesting.

  4. shamala khan shamala khan says:

    Made my son confident

  5. MC MC says:

    My son experienced bullying this year at school and I got this book to help us I ve been reading it with him and its great It shows kids techniques to stand up for themselves and be assertive, without being overly aggressive It also has examples little exercises quizzes you can talk through with your kid to apply what they learn. They use this whole bird analogy through the book which is a little corny but it does the trick to teach a difficult topic I m about 1 2 way through the book with my son and we love it so far and highly recommend

  6. Elizabeth H. Elizabeth H. says:

    My 11 year old daughter loved this book She thought it was hilarious and very useful Her favourite technique was the Mighty Mite , which is a way to deal with teasing by deflection She and I really appreciated the straight forward but kid friendly why that Scott Cooper encouraged his readers to stick up for themselves The illustrations were also fun and not too childish I would definitely recommend this book for any child, but especially a shy or reserved kid who was having trouble communicating their needs Thanks Scott for writing a great book to help kids

  7. TheOnlySoupdragon TheOnlySoupdragon says:

    I thought this would be an ace book for my 10 year old aspie He read it avidly But when he tried to use the techniques at school, he said the other children didn t behave any nicer I think it s lovely to make these guides, sadly there are children in the playground who don t have special needs but are little sods and don t play nicely however you ask them For my aspie with his black and white thinking he was disappointed I still think the book has value, but is worth bearing in mind that your child may feel differently

  8. JandJ JandJ says:

    Speak Up and Get Along helped me to help my child with some difficult situations she was going through at school It was nice to see the confidence in her eyes after we spoke about the strategies in this book It was even better when she came home from school and was able to tell me how she used them I can see how the strategies in this book will continue to be useful as my child grows I m very happy I bought this book Thanks Scott Cooper for sharing your knowledge.

  9. Maria.K Maria.K says:

    A very unique book that looks at behaviour of birds and relates it to people A great book for teachers and parents.

  10. D.F. D.F. says:

    Great book that teaches social skills to kids at school Has exercises and scenarios to role play with your kids as well.

  11. Annie R Annie R says:

    An excellent book, easy to read my kids read it themselves and found strategies for dealing with teasing and every day interactions which gave them confidence starting at a new school.

  12. Celina Martin Celina Martin says:

    Bought it for my daughter, she didn t find the reading so fluent but she found it helpful on the whole

  13. Jean T. Jean T. says:

    A very interesting and useful books particularly for children with difficulties such as adhd Practical advice for making and keeping friends and understanding how to read faces and emotionsWell packaged and description exactly as expected

  14. Geotech Geotech says:

    My sage suggestionsan

  15. Mcp Mcp says:

    I am so glad I took a chance on this little book What a gold mine My 8 year old son and 12 year old daughter highly recommend it, as do I I m 45 My son was being teased for being small for his age and a little hard to understand tools 11, 12, and 14 were spot on and help a good deal My daughter is having trouble making friends at her new school and feels there must be something wrong with her or she wouldn t be having such a hard time the section on making and keeping friends and tool 19, the thought chop, is helping her work through this I agree with the other reviewers who said it s a helpful refresher for parents as well The writing is simple and funny, and the examples, which are mostly school related, are great My second grader can read this book himself We all read the book and practiced the strategies together This book can help open avenues of communication between you and your kids and give them the tools and confidence to handle common problems.