Discussion Questions

Don’t read The Bullying Antidote alone! Bullying is a cultural dynamic and real change happens more powerfully when we grow together. Read and discuss The Bullying Antidote with other parents from your school, your church, your family, or your community.

If you are in Oakland, free copies of The Bullying Antidote are available from Oakland Parents Together. If you are elsewhere, you can purchase copies online [we offer a group discount] or request from a bookstore.

Readers anywhere can discuss the book on this forum. Read the chapter, then comment on the discussion questions in the links below.

DISCUSSION TOPICS:

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Introduction: Connecting the Dots: from Bullying to Breakthrough

PART ONE – WHERE WE’RE AT

1. “And How Are the Children?”

2. Enormous Changes in Society

3. Problematic Childrearing Practices

PART TWO – FOCUS ON BULLYING

4. Understanding Bullying

5. How Parents Can Interrupt and Prevent Bullying

6. Toward a Bully-Free Culture

PART THREE – POSITIVE PARENTING FOR A BULLY-FREE WORLD

7. A New Psychology

8. Parenting for a Positive Present…and Future

9. A Warm Family Climate

10. Your Most Important Relationship

11. Connection: The “Super-Protective” Factor

12. Social and Emotional Intelligence

13. Good Communication = Good Relationships

14. Assertive Communication = Effective Communication

15. Re-structuring Family Power

16. Brain Science: Cultivate the Positive

17. Hard-Wired for Resilience

18. Swept Away by Technology

19. Superpowering Our Kids

Wrap-up!