True Bullying Story

The book, 1,2,3…Happy! was inspired by the fact that one of the author’s children was constantly targeted by bullies. Being a sensitive child, the bullies got instant feedback that they were bothering him, as it showed immediately on his face.
Once her son proved to be a reactive target, the bullying became relentless. By the time adults were even aware of the situation, it was too late to teach her son coping skills or avoidance techniques . Eventually, as a Freshman in High School, her son had been physically threatened (to be raped by a boy 2 years older)- as empowered bullies tend to escalate their tactics. The risk of leaving him within range of that bully was just too great, so her son was switched to a private school to break the bullying cycle.

But wait!

One of the author’s other children was also bullied, but did not see it as his problem, but in fact an issue with the bully. This son basically ignored early attempts to make him react to the shenanigans of the bullies, moved on to what he was having fun doing, and never was much fun as a target. Bullies just were never able to make him buy into their ability to make him feel bad. Here were two kids with completely different school experiences, entirely based on how they viewed the situation!
Feeling that there was a gem in this revelation, and understanding the power of thoughts and beliefs, Joy developed the 1,2,3…Happy! list concept.
A children’s book was the next logical step to spread the word. Seeing this as a way to give back, Joy has made empowering kids in a positive way, one of her goals.  The feedback has been awesome!  Many kids have already been helped!  Join the campaign!

 

2 Responses to “True Bullying Story”

  1. […] Everyone can answer that question for themselves. For me, I can just tell you that bullying was going on and severely punished when I was in grade school. But for my kids, it has only escalated in severity and the tools at the disposal of the bullies to perpetrate their deeds. Learn more about some of our personal experience with the new age of bullying here. […]

  2. […] Everyone can answer that question for themselves. For me, I can just tell you that bullying was going on and severely punished when I was in grade school. But for my kids, it has only escalated in severity and the tools at the disposal of the bullies to perpetrate their deeds. Learn more about some of our personal experience with the new age of bullying here. […]

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