Just Kidding


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 he help of he father, brother, and an understanding teacher, D.J. progresses from feeling helpless to taking positive action, undermine the power of two seemingly harmless words.  Trudy Ludwig takes another look at relations 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’t of teasing list, and a resource guide for parents and teachers.
Info about the Author:
Trudy Ludwig is a nationally acclaimed speaker and an award-winning author who specializes in writing children’s books that help kids connect and engage with their peers in kind, caring ways. She has received rave reviews from educators, experts, organizations, and parents for her passion and compassion in addressing friendship, bullying, and cyberbullying issues. Trudy wrote her first book, My Secret Bully, after her own daughter was bullied by some friends. Since then, she has become a sought-after speaker, presenting at schools and conferences both in the US and overseas, educating students, parents, and teachers on relational aggression.
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