Here's a preview of Sticks & Stones, Lyle Cogen's acclaimed one-woman musical play about bullying behavior -- and how to defuse and prevent it. Lyle has performed the show at theaters and schools all over the country, bringing her empowering message to thousands of children, parents and teachers. The play was commissioned by New York's Tilles Center For The Performing Arts under a grant from The U.S. Department Of Justice. Different, age-appropriate versions of the show are available, making it suitable for grades K-9.
"I believe there is great untapped power in the "bystander" to create change for so many children who are bullied," Lyle says. "Just imagine the potential for positive change in the lives of kids who are picked on and tormented if we could teach children to be allies instead of bystanders."
Note: the first song snippet in the video is from "Don't Laugh At Me" by Steve Seskin and Allen Shamblin and is used by permission. Lyle says: "The book version of this song is also the best book I have seen for teaching children empathy. Check it out!"