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Hot Issues, Cool Choices: Facing Bullies, Peer Pressure, Popularity, and Put-downs by Sandra McLeod Humphrey

Posted May 20 2009 1:20pm
Hot Issues, Cool Choices: Facing Bullies, Peer Pressure, Popularity, and Put-downs by Sandra McLeod Humphrey.

Though some of the stories in this book are a cry for help, the author tells them in a way that is compelling and a call for action.

It is clear to even the casual observer that civility in our culture is in decline. So it stands to reason that this will find its way down to our children and be reflected in their behavior.

My daughter teaches second grade in a public school in Florida, where discipline and respect are some of the most critical issues she faces in the classroom. In her view, what happens at home is what is played out in the classroom as behavioral problems. Aggression and bullying rank near the top. So a book like Hot Issues, Cool Choices, is a welcome tool for teachers and adults who are on the front lines.

This book is a Best Books Award Winner from USA Book News, and received the Mom’s Choice Award from The Just for Mom Foundation. It covers the subjects of peer pressure, bullying, harassment, respect, aggression, humiliation, and more. Be sure to check out the other reviews and endorsements you can find on Amazon.com.

Since my focus is on writing action-adventure & mystery books for boys, that feature character-building issues, and since aggression and bullying are more related to boys’ behavior, I highly recommend this book as a tool for you to use as you interact with the boys in your life.

Max Elliot Anderson
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