Quote: “Bullying is a widespread problem that has serious ramifications on students’ ability to progress academically and to grow emotionally and socially. Every school and home should have a copy of Kathy Noll’s book, “Taking the Bully by the Horns” to ensure successful prevention.” — J.P. Superintendent
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Editorial & School Reviews
“Your book will enable me to do something that just might save a child’s life, and for that, I thank you.”
“Your book should be taught as a class in all schools!”
“Taking the Bully by the Horns is extremely well-written, detailed and helpful.”
Angela Fubler – Educator & Child Advocate
Researched with support from child psychologist and best-selling author Dr. Jay Carter, Kathy Noll’s book looks at the causes and cures for the bullying problem that plagues our school population.
Teacher; Children’s Television Workshop
As a former teacher who recognized and struggled with the effects of bullying in the classroom, I saw firsthand that there is most definitely a need for “Taking The Bully By The Horns.” Teachers can use the lessons learned in it to maintain safe environments in their classrooms. The bullying examples in each chapter can easily be used in classroom role play, and teachers can use the information to teach and model specific appropriate behaviors.
Main Street Mom
Got Kids? This is a book to have on your shelves. I love the overall language and voice of this book. It is done intelligently and with respect to where kids are in their lives today. The layout is smart; it makes logical sense, in terms of how the bully process starts, proceeds, and ends. “Taking the Bully by the Horns” could potentially restore the confidence of many children and arm others sufficiently to prevent trouble all by themselves. I recommend this one!
Ginny’s Educational WebPages
Take time to read “Taking the Bully by the Horns.” It will give you an insight to bullies, victims, and reactions. It is written for ease in understanding the why’s and how’s of bullying, that people who are bullied don’t have to be “victims,” and actions–not reactions–can be taken to improve situations. This book can be an effective tool against bullying and at the same time provide an insight at to why young people turn to bullying.
Very important and perceptive book. This book should find a useful place in any school counselor’s office or school library.
This book contains very good advice and teaches you how to recognize different types of bullies and games they play.
Intellectual Capital – “When Father Doesn’t Know Best”
Kathy Noll addresses a particular question that emerged from the Columbine High School shooting in her book, “Taking the Bully by the Horns” — physical and emotional bullying. She says parents need to ponder that issue because more teens are acting on their aggressions and frustrations with guns.
The Family Corner
Noll does a wonderful job bolstering the self-respect of the victims. Children will certainly learn a lot from her.
Follow her hints and suggestions, and you will gain the power to eliminate the difficult bully worries in your life!
Connect for Kids
I believe in the saying, “Knowledge is power.” The information provided in this book will allow the reader to have a greater understanding of the bully cycle, thus providing a foundation for action.
This original & inspiring style of writing, and her ability to talk with young people on their level, landed Kathy Noll the job of writing this children’s version of Dr. Jay Carter’s best-selling book, “Nasty People.”
Embracing the Child
Bullying is an epidemic. It did not begin with Littleton and will not end there. This is a serious issue depriving children of self-esteem, and in some cases, leading to violent crimes. I recommend you read “Taking the Bully by the Horns.”
I liked this book because it explains the “Bully Cycle:” When somebody gets bullied, after a while he tries to act tough and then even *he* begins to bully others when he is feeling very small inside and lacks respect for himself.
Kathy Noll discusses what you can do to help children deal with bullies and also how to prevent them from becoming bullies.
Noll looks at bullies from both the stand point of the bully and the bullied. She discusses the “bully games” and how a bully becomes one. She also discusses the victim and gives concrete suggestions and help for dealing with the bully.
From a Reformed Bully:
“Your book made me realize that how I was acting was hurting others. You helped me to stop – THANKS!”
Full Review from the Children’s Television Workshop:
Taking the Bully by the Horns — reviewed by Laura Gallagher
Break out of the Bully Cycle!
“The Bullying Workbook,” was developed by request from educators and parents seeking an interactive follow-up to “Taking the Bully by the Horns.” After each story in this Workbook, students take notes to discuss bullying and other serious issues while examining the actions and behaviors of the characters — including how certain situations could have been handled better. Kids are asked to compare these situations to their own lives and decide what they’ve learned. There is a Q & A section at the end of each chapter and pages for note taking. Each chapter shows examples of someone doing good or helping someone else out who is being bullied, or is in a difficult situation. This is what the author, Kathy Noll, is encouraging the bystanders of bullying to do. The book encourages kids to care enough to get involved in stopping negative behavior and preventing others from getting hurt.
This workbook helps kids build positive character traits, conquer fears, make the right choices, and improve self-esteem. The book also helps bullies lessen their anger, understand how their behavior affects others, and gives them something positive to aspire to. The stories are motivational, inspiring, adventurous, and sometimes humorous to keep the readers attention so they don’t miss the “lesson.” Children (& adults!) enjoy this book & benefit from it. Teachers & Parents successfully use this book with their kids in the classroom and at home. For All Ages.
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