Books that Explore Peer Cruelty

Best Friends, Worst Enemies: Understanding the Social Lives of Children, by Michael Thompson, Catherine O’Neill Grace and Lawrence J. Cohen, Ballantine Books, 2001.

Mom, They’re Teasing Me: Helping Your Child Solve Social Problems, by Michael Thompson, Lawrence J. Cohen and Catherine O’Neill Grace, Ballantine Books, 2002.

Nurturing Resilience in Our Children: Answers to the Most Important Parenting Questions, by Robert Brooks and Sam Goldstein, NTC Publishing Group, 2002.

Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls, by Rachel Simmons, Harcourt, 2002. Simmons is collecting stories from girls about their experiences with cruelty between girls for an upcoming anthology. See her Web site for more details:

Raising Resilient Children: Fostering Strength, Hope and Optimism in Your Child, Robert Brooks and Sam Goldstein, McGraw-Hill/Contemporary Books, 2001.

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