This book is designed to help parents vaccinate their kids against bullies and other obnoxious petty people. By preparing for them in advance you can effectively inoculate yourself against the worst of their behavior.
The technique and tools taught in the book are based on operant conditioning. In other words, I will teach you how to train your bully to leave you alone. And yes, it really does work.
In the book I teach you you:
Why bullies bully and what makes them tick.
How to stop bullying using operant conditioning, and
How to become fearless in the face of the truly obnoxious
This book is written as much for tweens and teens as it is for the parents of kids of any age. The more you understand about the dynamic of what is happening, the better able you will be able to help your child navigate the social situations they find themselves in. And the sooner you teach them these skills, the better off they are going to be.
Regardless of your child's age, this book can help you teach your child the practical skills they need to cope with the bullies they will encounter in life, whether it is bullies in the school, bullies in the workplace or cyber bullies. It is never too young to start. I taught these skills to my son when he was in kindergarten and he was able to learn them and use them successfully.
In this book you will find:
Practical information on how to vaccinate yourself so that you don't make a good target.
What exactly to do if you have decided to stand up to bullies to protect someone else.
How to stop bullying after it's started.
And how to get help when you need it.
No parent wants to see their kid suffer. If you want to learn how to protect your child, this book will help you teach them the skills they need to be successfully inoculated against bullying..
"I really enjoyed reading your book. I think it can be a great tool for kids and parents alike! It was
interesting, provided helpful, useful, real-life tips and was 'readable' for young people." - Maggie Davenport, assistant director for ALSO Out Youth - Please consider donating to this charity for GLBT youth in Sarasota FL
Your book fills a void for so many folks, young and old-thanks! - Gail Hendrick
This is a very practical and thorough book that helps handle bullies of all kinds and helps the reader learn the skills they need to live a life without fear of other people hassling them in minor or major ways.
This book goes right to the heart of why bullies do what they do and breaks down the game they are playing in detail, to teach us to not fall into their traps, to be confident with ourselves and not be as bothered by the pathetic behavior of the insecure bullies.
I recommend this for anyone, not just school children, because there are bullies everywhere, and we can all use some help learning to be less fearful of those who would make us feel small. - David Musick
The book, THE BULLY VACCINE by Jennifer Hancock is a how-to-do book for dealing with bullies.
A dynamic, fun to read, and helpful book for kids and their parents. Timely, needed and
SPOT ON! - Jan Kalnbach, Educator/Humanist
This is a modified version of The Bully Vaccine. It omits the chapter "Exceptional Cases" which covers religious and sexual bullying and the issue of suicide. These topics can be sensitive and controversial. Some parents may not want their children to read about those topics. This chapter is available as a bonus pdf for people who buy this version of the book if they decide they want to read it.
This version is appropriate for use in schools and with younger children.
Jen teaches parents practical ways they can protect their kids from bullying. Using techniques she learned from her mother as well as from her experience as a dolphin trainer in Hawaii. These skills are so easy to learn even a kindergartner can understand them.
As a mother herself, Jen taught these skills to her son when he was a kindergartener and he was easily able to put them into practice the very next day. And, yes, they worked, he even endorsed her book, The Bully Vaccine.
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