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Raising Bully-Proof Kids Paperback – June 1, 2011
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From the Back Cover
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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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.
already put into action the tips and my son and i have seen a huge difference in how he responds to bullying.