Free Workshop Helps Parents Buck Bullying

Published on Monday, September 6th, 2010

Author and teacher Jane Katch shares her insights into bullying in the free workshop, Lessons on Bullying and Teasing from the Classroom, on Tuesday, September 28 at 6:00 p.m. at the Becker College Southborough Center, 337 Turnpike Road, Route 9 West, Southborough, Mass.

The workshop will address:
• Practical tips for preventing teasing, bullying and exclusion
• Ways to encourage constructive means of handling conflict and aggression
• Current literature highlighting gender differences of aggressive behavior in children

Katch recently told NBC’s TODAY that boys can benefit from aggressive play, a view with which some psychologists, disagree. "When you try to ignore it, it doesn’t go away. And when you try to oppress it, it comes out in sneaky ways," Katch told writer Wynne Parry.

Katch is the author of two books on the topic of childhood aggression: They Don’t Like Me: Lessons on Bullying and Teasing from a Preschool Classroom and Under Deadman’s Skin: Discovering the Meaning of Children’s Violent Play. She will also be available for book signing immediately following the workshop. For more information, and to register, contact Katie Desrochers at 508.373.9507.