Bullying can really mess with a person’s mind. It can cause us to avoid situations where we think we may get hassled. Please don’t let your fear stop you from doing the things you want to do.
To a certain extent, you can’t avoid mean people. The reason my book is called “The Bully Vaccine” and not How to Bully Proof Your Kid is because it’s impossible to avoid bullying. Even kids and adults who know how to shut it down, still have to deal with it.
I went with the vaccine metaphor because a vaccine doesn’t prevent you from coming in contact with diseases, it helps prevent you from coming down with the disease. IN the case of bullying, you can inoculate yourself so that when you come into contact with a bully, you don’t come down with a case of the bullies. They try to bully you, fail and move on.
The good news about learning these skills is that it helps eliminate the fear. You don’t have to be afraid of going somewhere and encountering a bully. If you do, you know how to handle them.
So please don’t let fear stop you from doing the things you like. Learn the skills you need to handle the situations that scare you.
Get my book and watch my videos. And definitely join this site – because there are a lot of free materials – only available to members. And yes – membership is free though there is also a paid membership if you want to help support my work.