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Turn Away from Teasing: A children's book for kids who are dealing with teasing

Turn Away from Teasing

illustrated by Sarah Jennings

Teasing can be embarrassing or upsetting. Kids need supportive advice for dealing with teasing—or for knowing when they should stop teasing someone else. 

Turn Away from Teasing gently acknowledges how it feels to be teased and provides practical tools to help kids, such as:
  • Say you don’t like being teased and tell the person teasing you to stop
  • Stand up for yourself if the teasing doesn’t stop
  • Practice what you will say so the words come easily to you
Children will learn how to talk about being teased with a trusted adult and when to get help. Included is an explanation about when teasing turns to bullying, what children can do when they see someone being teased or bullied, and what to do when they realize they tease others.

At the back of the book, kids will find a special section with additional ideas and activities for dealing with teasing. Also included is a note to adults with advice on helping children understand and use the tools and methods from the book.
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Hardcover $13.99 85287 Hardcover 85287 $13.99
ISBN: 978-1-63198-528-7
Reading Level: Grade 3
Interest Level: Ages 6–9
Guided Reading Level: N
Lexile Measure: 630L
Illustrated: color illust.
Trim Size: 8.25" x 10.5"
Page Count: 32
Praise for Turn Away from Teasing

“Highly recommended.”—Midwest Book Review
  • Common Core State Standards


  • ASCA Mindsets & Behaviors for Student Success

    MS.1, MS.2, MS.3, BS.LS.1, BS.LS.9, BS.SMS.1, BS.SMS.2, BS.SMS.6, BS.SMS.7, BS.SMS.9, BS.SS.1, BS.SS.2, BS.SS.3, BS.SS.4, BS.SS.5, BS.SS.6, BS.SS.7, BS.SS.8, BS.SS.9

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