Book Reviews / Educators, 27 Mar 23
Review by Rachel Walker, School Teacher
The bully, the bullied and the not so innocent bystander
Coloroso, B. (2016). William Morrow Paperbacks
Parenting educator Barbara Coloroso reveals the dynamics that give rise to bullying and what parents, schools, and communities can do to stop, heal, and prevent it

Reflection is how we look at ourselves, what we have done or said and gives us the opportunity to make changes going forward. This book provided me with many opportunities to reflect on my past experiences as a student, a teacher, but more importantly, as a human. Some of the discussions scared me and made me think that maybe I hadn’t done enough in previous situations. Others reassured me that I was doing the right thing.

No one is perfect but if we acknowledge and learn from our past, it might just help someone to overcome what they are going through as a bully, a bullied or a not so innocent bystander.

Disclaimer: Please note these reviews are not intended as endorsements or recommendations from the Mental Health Foundation. This feature introduces resources that may be useful for individuals with an interest in bullying prevention, mental health and wellbeing topics.

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