"Between stimulus and response, there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom."
Viktor E. Frankl
This book is for you. It is to help as many people as possible live rewarding lives. Everyone can overcome obstacles and become the person they want to be. Middle school and high school are difficult times. They are formative years that set you up for a life of learning and success or oblivion and mediocrity. This time is when you learn to keep moving forward toward your goals, or let others take your dreams away. Bully Proofing You will teach you how you can thrive, not just survive during your life.
"When I was young, I was different. People stuck labels on me when I entered school. I had so many learning disabilities and physical differences that I stood out. I had dyslexia, I couldn't speak well, I was legally blind, I was six feet tall by the eighth grade, I was a cancer survivor...the list goes on. Have you ever been labeled? How did it make you feel?"
"I remember sitting in the classroom with my parents, listening to the teachers predict my dismal future. I had different ideas. I knew I would find a way to succeed. I had a burning desire to prove everyone wrong and make something of myself. I knew deep inside that I could choose my destiny."
This book is all about the choices you make while you are in that space between stimulus and response. It is about how you shape your life with your beliefs and actions. "I'm glad you decided to be part of the solution that is so desperately needed in our nation at this time. We can no longer allow the impact of bullying to take the lives of our loved ones. There is an answer to the pain, and it is Bully Proofing You."
Experienced educator and parent Jeanie Cisco-Meth shares her advice for preventing and dealing with bullying: a widespread and serious problem facing many children and teens today. After graduating from the University of Utah, she went on to teach high school for seventeen years. "I learned that people are dealing with the same issues no matter where they are in life." She regularly gives seminars and training on the subject of bullying and wrote Bully Proofing You to help parents, teachers, and teens deal with this difficult problem