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Product Details

  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Revell; Reprint edition (June 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0800788133
  • ISBN-13: 978-0800788131
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 4.3 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #796,835 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Build confidence and character in your child

Bullying is a pervasive problem in your child's world. But you don't have to feel helpless. With the right attitude and the insight found in this book, you can raise assertive, confident, bully-proof children who not only know right from wrong but also have the courage to do what's right.

Author and father Paul Coughlin shows you how to avoid over-parenting, which actually teaches your child to be fearful and worried. Then he gives you practical and biblical ways to instill the virtues of toughness, wisdom, and courage that give your child the tools to live a happy and more abundant life.

Paul Coughlin is founder of The Protectors, a unique program that provides kids in schools and related organizations with the tools for living lives of courage, character, and freedom from bullying. The author of several books, Coughlin has appeared on Nightline and Good Morning America, as well as in the LA Times, New York Times, and Newsweek. He is a school board member, a boy's varsity soccer coach, and the father of three children. Coughlin lives with his family in southern Oregon.

About the Author

Paul Coughlin hosts a radio talk show in southern Oregon and is the author of No More Christian Nice Guy. Paul has been interviewed by C-SPAN, the New York Times, and numerous radio and television stations across the country. Coughlin lives with his family in Oregon.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Avid Reader on September 26, 2011
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I purchased this because I heard an interview of the author on the radio, and I thought he had a unique view on how Christians should respond to bullying. Also, I have two daughters who are small for their age and who tend to be introverted and that sometimes attracts negative attention from other kids.

I highly recommend this book for anyone who has or works with children. It is both practical and inspirational and helps you to step back and question how you perceive your role when someone is being victimized. I have a new perspective on my role and my children's roles in regards to bullying. He begins the book by describing how many Christians are brought up to be timid and "nice", whereas Christ is anything but timid. Then Coughlin describes how overprotective parenting can stunt the social growth of a child. He sites research about the characteristics of a child who tend to attract the negative attention of bullies, and gives advice and how to deter and respond to bullying. He had a whole chapter devoted on spotting and repelling predators, including adult predators.

What I found inspiring about Coughlin's book is his call for Christians to stand up for victims when see bullying occur. He references scripture on our responsibility defend the weak. He even has a website about his organization called the "Protectors" designed to teach you to stand up for victims. I have had several discussions with my children about bullying so that they may feel more empowered. I realized since reading this book that passivity has caused many of us to miss out on opportunities to stand up for what is right. It struck such a chord in me that it has given me the courage to stand up to a bully at my own workplace, to which I am very pleased to say had quite satisfactory results.
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This book does a great job of addressing bullying, not by focusing on the bully, but instead on the by standers and the bully's friends. He encourages us to help our kids be courageous and not cowardly - to stand up for those who are weak or vulnerable. Many Christians are brought up to be timid and "nice", but there is a time to be courageous and confrontative. I like the idea of the buddy system - that you encourage your child and their friends to stand up for each and also protect other. Coughlin describes how overprotective parenting can stunt the social growth of a child and make him feel insecure. There are a lot of practical suggestions that parents can use right away with their kids.
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This is an excellent resource. So glad my friend told me about this author. I am better equipped to help my children protect themselves without compromising their faith. I highly recommend parents, teachers, etc., read this book.
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I was turned on to this book from my sons school who is going to use it as part of an anti bully cirriculum. I was able to immediately put it into use in my own life and it has changed the way I think. I just ordered the No More Christian Nice Girl and Guy books and am excited for my husband and I to read them. In my calling as a mother to 4 boys I could not be happier to have come across this book so early into their lives, it will help me in raising them to be good christians and not just nice christians. I have ordered copies of this book for my pastor and my brother and have recommended it to many others.
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