Rita Y. Toews
Review by Molly
This is a small 14 page eBook filled with pertinent information about a problem facing many kids today. The Introduction offers a discussion of bullying and its prevalence for youngsters attending school, at the mall and elsewhere. Why Me? is written in a case study format. Bully Quiz, is an executable quiz with question and possible answers to guide the reader in understanding how to know if you are being bullied, Answers to Quiz and feedback follow the quiz with suggestions as to how to deal with bullying if it happens to you. Information about bullying with urls where more information is available. Tips for how to develop self confidence is filled with sensible tips for youngsters. The work culminates with sections About the Author, and About the Software used to create the eBook. Feedback and contact information are included. The work is printable.
This unpretentious, jam packed work, Why Me? offered by Rita Y. Toews is filled with perceptive, well thought out recommendations for youngsters who may face being bullied at school and elsewhere. The counsel presented by writer Toews for deciding if you are being bullied as well as proposals for how to deal with bullying are ones parents, teachers and counselors often try to instill in kids. The format of a modest easily read eBook is one sure to appeal to youngsters in the target audience of middle grades to mid high school. These are the kids, ages nine to fifteen who often withdraw into their own thoughts unwilling or afraid to tell teachers, school counselors and even parents what is happening to them. Often friends will know what is taking place, however they too may fear telling adults what is taking place. Writer Toews book will help these youngsters and their friends understand the importance of recognizing they are being bullied, that there is help, and telling parents, teachers or other adults can bring help.
As with this authors others works the writing used in Why Me? is snappy, to the point, well thought out, and presented in clear, concise verbiage kids can understand without having to get a dictionary or ask for help. Two activities few kids in the target audience are loathe to do are get a dictionary or ask for help. Toews' wit and style of writing make for easy reading as she deftly captures the mood of youngsters facing the difficult task of growing up and the problems that accompany that situation.
Bullying is a pervading problem many schools, law enforcement officials and parents are just beginning to realize is serious. Bullying may cause long lasting problems, and can lead to serious repercussions from those who are being bullied or think they may be, and feel they have little recourse for protecting themselves from their abusers.
Why Me? is an excellent work for parents, teachers and school counselors to add to their libraries. Parents in particular would be wise to offer the book for their childrens reading.
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