Congratulations on a fine achievement!
— Dr. Laura Markham, author of Peaceful Parents, Happy Kids and founder of Aha! Parenting
“The Bullying Antidote by Dr. Louise Hart and Kristen Caven provides parents with the knowledge and skills necessary to raise strong, resilient, assertive and emotionally healthy kids.”
—Rick Hanson, NYT bestselling author of Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom
“The Bullying Antidote is a wise and very caring book. There is so much here for parents and guardians to learn about and consider. This book is about much more than bullying. It underscores that there is nothing more important than raising and teaching children to grow up in healthy, caring and responsible ways. The authors detail a series of very practical and thoughtful suggestions about how we can be even better parents and teachers. I highly recommend it!”
—Jonathan Cohen, Ph.D., President, National School Climate Center: Educating Minds and Hearts Because the Three Rs are Not Enough; Adjunct Professor in Psychology and Education, Teachers College, Columbia University
“This book is the answer for parents who “wonder what to do” when it comes to dealing with bullies! Thanks for a major contribution to the conversation about how to have a more civil society!”
—Dr. Lynn Fraley, (UC Berkeley, Public Health), RN, Health and Wellness Educator
“The Bullying Antidote covers everything that’s been important in our discoveries in child development in the last ten years. I am thrilled with how comprehensive and well written it is! The depth of information is wonderful and I love seeing the parenting stories woven in with all the current research. It is a cross between a textbook and a parenting book!
The authors have done a thorough synthesis of the current research on how to raise healthy children in today’s world, including information on brain science, emotional intelligence, relationships and communication skills. Hart and Caven provide concrete steps to empower children to avoid becoming bullies and how to deal with bullying by others. I highly recommend this book for everyone invested in putting a stop to the bullying epidemic. My vision is for all parents, school boards, and policy makers to read, discuss, and implement the tenants of this comprehensive, vitally important and well-written book.”
—Nevin Valentine, M.A. Child Development Specialist; creator and coordinator of the Napa Valley College Parent Education Program
“You can stop looking now. If you are looking for the definitive book on bullying, you have found it. In fact, this book is so comprehensive, it covers societal factors, parenting styles, childhood development, self-esteem, emotional intelligence, brain science, best practices in schools, communication, and family dynamics, and all of the ways these factors contribute to the cause of—and then the solution to—bullying. In fact, pick up this book and then back away slowly from the entire self-help aisle. It is all here. This book made me want to be a better parent. And I don’t even have kids.”
— Kristin L. Roush, Ph.D., Life Coach, Psychology Professor Central New Mexico Community College