Just kidding

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A rare look at emotional bullying among boys from the best-selling author of My Secret Bully.D.J.'s friend Vince has a habit of teasing D.J. and then saying, Just kidding!" as if it will make everything okay. It doesn't, but D.J. is afraid that if he protests, his friends will think he can't take a joke. With the help of his father, brother, and an understanding teacher, D.J. progresses from feeling helpless to taking positive action, undermining the power of two seemingly harmless words. Trudy Ludwig takes another look at relational aggression, the use of relationships to manipulate and hurt others, this time from the boy's point of view. Back matter includes discussion questions, a "dos and don'ts of teasing" list, and a resource guide for parents and teachers. Endorsed by Full Esteem Ahead, The Hands & Words Are Not For Hurting Project, and The Ophelia Project.
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Grouping Title just kidding
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subject_facet Bullying -- Juvenile fiction, Interpersonal relations -- Juvenile fiction, Schools -- Juvenile fiction, Self-confidence -- Juvenile fiction, Teasing -- Juvenile fiction
title_display Just kidding
title_full Just kidding / by Trudy Ludwig ; illustrations by Adam Gustavson
title_short Just kidding
topic_facet Bullying, Interpersonal relations, Schools, Self-confidence, Teasing