A Call to Action

Just released February 15, 2022, the most recent book by Dr. Blanche E. Sosland, A Call to Action describes approaches for identifying and intervening on behalf of Twice- and Thrice-Exceptional Students.

A Call to Action: Identification and Intervention for Twice and Thrice Exceptional Students
is designed to prepare preservice and in-service teachers to meet the challenges faced by students who are both gifted/talented and have learning disabilities. The scope of this book provides classroom teachers with tools such as the Informal Reading Inventory enabling them to identify, intervene, and create a pathway for success for every student. Chapters on parent-teacher partnership and creating a bully-free classroom further support the needs of these special students.

Banishing Bullying Behavior:
A Call to Action
(New for 2019!)
From Early Childhood Through Senior Adulthood

Banishing Bullying Behavior: A Call to Action from Early Childhood through Senior Adulthood is just that, a call for each of us to take much needed action to stop the growing epidemic of bullying by people of all ages. This book is an in depth exploration of the various types of bullying: physical, verbal, emotional, cyber bullying and electronic bullying and the devastating, lifelong effect they have on their victims.

Banishing Bullying Behavior: Transforming the Culture of Peer Abuse

Transforming the Culture of Peer Abuse
Second Edition 

“Banishing Bullying Behavior” challenges students, parents, educators, education support professionals, administrators, counselors, and policy makers to confront the culture of cruelty that is devastating our society.  This book is filled with insights, personal stories, anecdotal material, and strategies that are directed to the widest audience possible.  It urges us to become change agents and empower children to transform their pain, rage and revenge to empathy, kindness and healing.  The scope of this book includes physical, verbal, emotional, sexual, cyber, sibling and summer camp bullying.    All forms of bullying have become more intense as a result of the impact of social media and the need to address them is crucial.

Banishing Bullying Behavior:
Transforming the Culture of Pain, Rage and Revenge
First Edition

Fried and Sosland bring their combined experiences together to present a blueprint to reduce the pain, rage and revenge cycle of bullying. Their strategies have been captured from hands-on interaction with educators, parents and students. Their premise comes from the apocryphal village that is being ravaged by dysentery. Do you treat each person for their intestinal disorders or do you put in a sewer system? Do you work with each individual student or do you change a culture that hosts cruelty. Can you do both? The core of the book is the Student Empowerment Session that has been crafted and refined over fifteen years. This carefully organized, powerful system of questions has effected dramatic changes in children’s insights about their behavior.


Once again I am so pleased to welcome you to my newly revised website.  It continues to be designed to be informative and to elicit conversation with individuals who are interested in banishing bullying behavior among children and adults. It is also designed to educate parents and professionals about twice exceptional children, children who are both gifted/talented and yet are experiencing learning difficulties attributed to learning disabilities. All too often the giftedness masks the learning disability and the learning disability masks the giftedness so neither is addressed leading to frustration on the part of the student, parents and teachers because the student is not achieving at a level commensurate with his/her ability.

Banishing Bullying Behavior on the shelves in Clark University Library

Many children with special needs such as the twice exceptional (2e) become the targets of bullies. Discussions in this site are designed to help parents and professionals identify 2e children and to provide meaningful intervention.

This web site includes a section devoted to the Beth Shalom Sisterhood Banishing Bullying Behavior (BBB) Project with the hope that many of you will join us in our efforts to prevent bullying behavior.

Looking forward to hearing from you,