Bullying is intentionally tormenting in physical, verbal, or psychological ways. It can be manifested in many ways. Fighting back against bullies is every society’s task.

If your loved ones (especially the little kids) are being bullied, you want to act to help stop it, if possible. You can help them cope with bullying, teasing, or mean gossip and minimize its lasting impact. And even if bullying is not an issue in your house, school, or neighborhood, it’s essential to discuss it, so they will be prepared if it does happen.

Most children get teased by a friend or a friend at some point. And it’s not commonly harmful when done in a friendly, playful, and mutual way, and both children find it funny. But when teasing becomes unkind, hurtful, and constant, it transverse the line into bullying and needs to stop.

Bullying is intentionally tormenting in verbal, physical, or psychological ways. It can range from shoving, hitting, name-calling, mocking, and threats to extorting possessions and money. Some children bully others by spreading rumors about them and shunning others. Others use electronic messaging or social media to hurt their feelings or taunt others. 

It’s important to take bullying sternly and not just brush it off as something kids have to “tough out.” The effects can be severe and affect kids’ sense of safety and self-worth. In extreme cases, bullying has contributed to tragedies, such as suicides and school shootings.

Below are some of the common ways to fight against bullies.

Avert the bully and use the buddy system. Ensure you have someone with you so you are not alone with the bully. Buddy up with a friend in the hallways, on the bus, or during recess — wherever the bully is. Render to do the same for a friend. Fighting back against bullies also require us to be patient and wise.

Holding the anger. It is natural to get upset by the bully, but that’s what bullies thrive on. It makes them feel more powerful. Practice not reacting by looking red or crying, or upset. It takes a lot of practice, but it is a helpful skill for keeping off of a bully’s radar. 

Ignore the bully, act brave, and walk away. Firmly tell the bully to stop, then walk away—practice ways to bypass the hurtful remarks, like texting someone on your cell phone or acting uninterested. By disregarding the bully, you’re showing that you don’t care. Eventually, the bully will get bored with trying to bother you.

We all face challenges and can quickly become confused and overwhelmed by the words and actions of family, friends, and especially bullies that put our emotions into a “FUNK” when we don’t know why or even how to respond. Let’s face it!

The book Sun-Lion’s journey, where kids can discover tips, techniques, and skills they can use and share with others to build their self-confidence, self-esteem, and self-image to become their own Sun-Lion and to surround themselves with a world of Sun-Lions. This is one of the books to create a peaceful life, move on and grow. This book will help the little ones overcome bullies, and they are not alone. It’s a book that teaches children effective ways in fighting back against bullies

What does a reader have to say?

“This is more than a children’s book. As I was reading it to my Grandson and Goddaughters, I was floored about how much I identified with Sun-Lion and how I could learn lessons from her.” – Reviewed by a Barnes & Noble customer.

Charlene Turner was born and raised in Milwaukee, WI. She faced many challenges growing up. Being diagnosed with dyslexia, anxiety, and depression early on was a constant battle. This pushed her to become a medical rehabilitation and wellness therapist for the last eight years. Her duty was to be the light of good health and have a sound mind.