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8 Books That Battle Bullying

The earlier we address bullying, the better — here are 8 books that will give your child strategies for coping and communicating


Bullying has become a hot-button issue in our society, and for good reason. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, one out of three U.S. students reports being bullied at school. Children who are bullied are more likely to struggle with depression and anxiety, and their academic performance may also suffer. On the flip side, it’s been shown that children who bully others are more likely to engage in criminal activity as adults and be abusive toward their spouses and children. All these statistics drive home the point that the earlier we address bullying, the better. Many schools have implemented social-emotional and anti-bullying curriculum. Home is the other place where you can teach these lessons and give your child strategies for coping and communicating.

This year, address bullying with the help of strong, age-appropriate storytelling. This curated list features eight books that address the issue in a thoughtful and empathetic manner and offer an excellent way to start the important conversation about bullying with your child. 

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