The Ultimate Assertiveness Toolbox for Kids


Title: The Ultimate Assertiveness Toolbox for Kids 
Jo Hamilton
Format: Softcover | ePub | Kindle | PDF
978-0-620-73477-6 (print)
978-0-620-73478-3 (epub)
978-0-620-73479-0 (kindle)
978-0-620-73480-6 (pdf)


Give your kid skills to manage bullying now!

“I wish I had had this book when my eldest daughter had problems asserting herself at school!” ~ Tina Otte

20 tools to help children cope when faced with meanness or bullying, 20 proven strategies to teach assertiveness to even the most reticent child.

The Ultimate Assertiveness Toolbox for Kids is written in a friendly, easy-going tone that will appeal to kids, but even parents and other adults will find these tips useful. Jo highlights respectful, thoughtful responses to unkind words or deeds, helping the unsure child grow in confidence while tapping into their smarts.

Each tool is delivered with descriptions of situations in which it might be useful, as well as when a tool should perhaps not be used and things to watch out for.

Written by a school psychologist with teaching experience, The Ultimate Assertiveness Toolbox for Kids will be valuable to parents and teachers too.

“This manual is an invaluable resource for young victims of bullying. Moreover, the assertiveness tools presented in this book will be useful for the social development of any child.” Dr Brendan Belsham, child psychiatrist

“All children can land up on the receiving end of meanness from time to time, and the ideas contained in this book are practical and great conversation starters for parents and teachers alike.” Nikki Bush, creative parenting expert

“This toolbox compiled by Ms Hamilton is so timeous, relevant and necessary. Ms Hamilton’s Ultimate Assertiveness Toolbox for Kids give children who are victimised a wide repertoire of behaviours to help them appear assertive without being seen as unnecessarily aggressive or provocative.” Professor Andre Venter, developmental paediatrician & head of department, Paediatrics, University of the Free State

Learn more about Jo on her website.

Jo Hamilton, MEd (Psych), has been working with children and their families for over twenty years. An Educational Psychologist and primary school teacher with experience in a wide variety of educational settings and in private practice, Jo has developed a rich understanding of children’s development and great compassion for the many challenges they face growing up. The Ultimate Assertiveness Toolbox for Kids grew out of a training programme for children Jo developed and ran for four years. The skills-based programme empowered many children with the tools they needed to interact more effectively in their social environments, and provided parents with valuable insight and practical advice so that they could effectively assist their children. Jo’s Assertiveness Training Programme has been adopted and practiced by other psychologists, while Jo has turned her attention to further developing her material for publishing. Jo lives in Johannesburg with her husband and two children.

Author: Jo Hamilton

Publisher: Clockwork Books

Format: Softcover | PDF | ePub

ISBN: 978-0-620-73477-6 (print) | 978-0-620-73478-3 (epub) | 978-0-620-73479-0 (kindle) | 978-0-620-73480-6 (pdf)