The Ultimate Assertiveness Toolbox for Kids
The Ultimate Assertiveness Toolbox for Kids provides children (and adults) with twenty different tools to help them to be assertive – twenty different things you can say or do to help you stand up for yourself!
These tools are practical, realistic and successful. They can be used in a variety of settings and they apply to all ages. Most importantly, they work!
What is assertiveness? Assertiveness is the ability to stand up for yourself and to say what you think and feel in a way that is respectful towards other people’s thoughts and feelings. Assertiveness is not being mean, but it isn’t necessarily being nice either.
Assertiveness helps you to protect yourself in a strong yet respectful way.
Assertiveness is a skill that we learn. It doesn’t come naturally to all of us. The Ultimate Assertiveness Toolbox for Kids provides you with the tools you need to be assertive. There are practical examples as well as guidelines on when to use the tools and when not to.
The book includes a useful chapter on Tools for Bystanders as well as an important chapter on Cyberbullying Tools. There is also a section that discusses assertive behaviour in greater depth.
This book is written for children, parents and teachers in a friendly, useful manner. It is based on many years of experience and observation and it provides tried and tested tools and strategies.