| || |
Overcome Bullying. Book Written by The Ultimate Bully Magnet. If he can do it, so can you!
When I was in school, so many kids wanted to be popular. That meant having everyone (or their vision of everyone) knowing them and liking them. The difference I found was that popularity did not lead to a close friend you could confide in, but everyone thought they wanted to be the popular kid because of the facade of çlose friends. Popular kids oftentimes felt all alone. Nick encourages teens to have at least one close friend they can count on and explains that having a big circle of friends doesn't mean you can always trust a group of friends as well as your one close friend.
Nick is a Christian and he does talk about his faith in God throughout the book. However, anyone who is at an age they are being taunted by bullies can appreciate his quick wit and down to earth honesty whether they have a belief in God or not. There is also a chapter in the book that covers Cyber Bullies. Don't forget to prepare a game plan to deal with your bully. Nick encourages people to tell a trusted adult about the bully. Even if you don't want them to interfere (trying to work it out yourself) having an adult know is important in case something bad does happen. Finally be the friend to the other person who is bullied. You could be their life source.
I really like the charts and chapter notes Nick includes throughout his book. Stand Strong was an easy read with large type font. Although the book is just over 200 pages, it can easily be read in a day or two. I highly recommend Stand Strong to all young teens. I suggest reading the book with your younger children in elementary school and devising a bully free strategy with them. This would be a great relational building exercise.
HoaP received a copy of Stand Strong: You Can Overcome Bullying by Nick Vujicic in exchange for an honest review. If you would like HoaP to review a book or product for you, please contact us at philanthropicHR@yahoo.com. If you found this review on amazon.com, please mark yes on amazon.com's question, "Was this review helpful to you?" as this helps others to more easily find our reviews. Thank you for your support and God Bless!