This book is your guide to protecting your child from the ever-increasing epidemic of bullying.
In his seven street-tested steps, Faisal gives you the practical information you need to empower your child, not just from physical bullies, but from the devastation of cyber-bullying through the Internet and social media.
As one of the world's first certified anti-bullying coaches, Faisal knows first-hand what it is like to both be the target of bullies and how to triumph over bullies.From being brutally bullied when he was five, through his school years and even into young adulthood, Faisal knew the pain of being targeted and tormented. When at last he found the way to triumph over his past, he knew that he had to share the path to freedom.
His easy to understand and apply steps are based on the acronym for VICTORS and through their use, your children will not just avoid becoming victims of bullying, but actually become VICTORS in life.
His seven steps are:
V for VICTORS:
By reframing your children's view of themselves as victors rather than victims, you create an atmosphere where your children know how to set up healthy boundaries for themselves and others.
I for IGNORE:
Ignoring is an effective technique for children to learn to protect themselves from harm bullies may want to inflict by taking away the bully's motivation.
C for CYBER-SMART:
Kids are going to use technology. It's a parent's role to make them cyber-smart with technology usage contracts and other parental controls.
T for TALKING:
Secrets make us sick, so having an open and clear channel of communication between you and your child is crucial to find out exactly what's going on in your child's life and how you can help them.
O for OPENNESS:
The art of assertive communication can greatly reduce bullying and increase your children's self-esteem and confidence.
R for RESPECT:
A child with healthy self-respect not only respects others, but automatically attracts respect. By teaching your child how to have empathy-not sympathy-you take a critical stand against bullying.
S for SELF-ESTEEM:
The last crucial step in helping your child to become bullyproof is self-esteem. Healthy self-esteem and abundance of confidence allows kids to try new things and stand up for their rights.
In addition to his 7 Surefire Ways to Bullyproof Your Child, Faisal has asked his 11-year-old daughter Kebira to add her perspective. Together, their insights provide a unique look at how the steps work in a modern child's life.
In this ground-breaking book, Faisal provides a voice for all who face social issues like bullying, addictions and sexual abuse. He is determined to make sure no child has to feel helpless and alone because he learned the hard way how important it is to build bridges and repair communication between parents and their children. He now works to helpchildren become noble leaders and positive role models for others around the world.
In 7 Surefire Steps, you will find
* Clear explanation of what bullying is...and isn't
* Cutting-edge research on how bullying in childhood can have lifelong consequences
* Playful, creative ways to empower your child and build healthy self-esteem
* Easy and rewarding exercises to do with your child
* Inspirational quotes and motivational affirmations
* Communication styles and their impact on your child
* Practical information on how best to use technology and social media
* Family Internet and Cell Phone Use Contracts
* The one communication technique that will ensure you can know what's really going on in your child's life
* Why respect is a fundamental key to changing behavior
* What genuine self-esteem looks like
* And most of all, encouragement for both you and your child that bullying can be eliminated once and for all
If you and your child have experienced bullying or if you simply want to make sure that your child will never experience its destructive effects, this book is an essential resource
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About the Author
Faisal Khattak is a professional speaker and The Leadersmith. Just as a blacksmith crafts metal, Faisal guides and transforms young adults into noble leaders. He is an alumnus of Dov Baron's Authentic Speaker Academy for Leadership. He is also Licensed Practitioner of NLP, a Certified Hypnotherapist, and a Certified Anti-bullying coach.
After working with hundreds of kids and adults it became evident to Faisal that the best way to end the epidemic of bullying is to reveal the hidden leader within your child; a leader who is healthy, compassionate, caring and self-assertive.
As a victim of childhood bullying himself, Faisal wants to bring out leadership in each and every young adult so they can stand up for themselves and not feel like the way he did, back when he was bullied and molested at the age of five. He lost his confidence and voice. And he desperately wished he had someone to talk to. But there was no one to help and he continued to be bullied all through his school years.
Faisal wants to be the voice for all those kids who face social issues like bullying, addictions and sexual abuse. He feels strongly that no child has to feel helpless and alone. He learned the hard way how important it is to build bridges and repair any gaps or disconnects in communication between parents and their children and now he is actively helping families who want their children to become noble leaders and be positive role models for others.
Faisal lives with his wife and two young daughters in New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada.
Kebira is an amazing and talented young woman.
At the time this book was written, she was a 7th grade French immersion student who loves to read. Her favorite subjects are French, Math and Science.
Her extracurricular activities include but are not limited to horseback riding, tap dancing, aerial silks and figure skating. She loves to wear beanies and combat boots. Her favorite genre of music is pop. She also plays tenor saxophone.
When asked to co-author this book, at first Kebira was reluctant but after giving it a thought she agreed. A couple of years ago she had a firsthand experience of bullying and that triggered some emotions.
Kebira would like to instill awareness regarding bullying in young adults by expressing her thoughts in this book.
Kebira's future plans include: traveling the world, getting a degree in French and Math, becoming a teacher and owning a blue eyed Husky.