Book Review, "Easing the Teasing"
Full Title: Easing the Teasing: Helping Your Child Cope With Name-Calling, Ridicule, and Verbal Bullying
Written by: Judy S. Freedman, MSW, LCSW
Review By: Julia Ransohoff,
high school student writer
Easing the Teasing is a very informative book for parents of kids being teased. Freedman worked as a social worker in a school district in Chicago for 17 years. The book contains stories from kids who have been teased and their families, as well as success stories from kids Freedman counseled. She covers topics such as having fun vs. making fun of someone and being funny vs. being disrespectful.
Parents would find this book useful because it describes ways to talk to your kids about teasing and relate to their concerns and experience. It also explains how parents can be role models for their children. One feature that surprised me was the section for parents of teasers.
I would rate this book a 4 out of 4 because it covers so many real issues that kids face.
Reviewed by: Adolescent Interest Group
Last reviewed: August 2013