- Book Style: Parenting style book for parents of children 0-18
- Reading Length: 72 page eBook
- Author: Children To Leaders Foundation
- Purchase Page: Amazon – Kindle – $0.76 USD
Upwards is a book about bullying that is built to assist parents in dealing with children and bullying. The book has another focus, which is to build children into leaders. They’ll do so through learning how to deal with friends, bullies, and everyone in between. Upwards tries to assist parents in every stage of a child’s life in regards to guidance and handling difficult situations.
As a parent of a toddler who will start Kindergarten soon, I can safely say that bullying is a top concern of mine. As such, it’s great to see a book that’s specifically about this topic and specifically intended to help me (the parent). What makes this especially relevant is the fact that my child isn’t likely to be the bully, but is more likely to be on the receiving end. He’s just a little more timid than some of the other boys his age and I’ve learned (through this book) that aggression tends to be a boy’s method of bullying.
Now, the best part of the book isn’t simply about bullying in the traditional sense. That would have been far too easy of a topic to deal with, as schools have quickly moved to help kids understand why bullying is so wrong. Instead, this book focuses heavily on online and social media bullying. It provides so much knowledge to parents about how to identify if it’s happening to their child, as well as providing management skills. It works through the topic of social media in a very complete way, and I think it’s a great guide for those parents entering this phase of their “job”.
One important thing to note is that you don’t need a lot of knowledge going into this book. The author gives you a ton of basic information and knowledge at the start of the book about the different friendship stages in a child’s life. It was great to be able to identify where my little guy was in the overall process, and it was great to see where he was headed. This knowledge helped me understand the later portions of the book that discussed some of the finer points of friendships and bullying.
As I said above, the book has another focus: to build children into leaders. They do so by identifying some important traits for future leaders (as well as dealing with bullies). When the book did this, it helped me identify some existing traits that I can continue to foster (in my child), and some additional traits I can assist in developing. The book is what I’d call a complete guide in building people up.
Now, it’s hard to imagine a 72 page eBook costing $0.76 USD. It’s even harder to imagine one that’s actually useful and will give parents something to work with. In my opinion, this book hits the mark and will help any parent who applies the concepts and ideas in this book to their child. We can’t stop bullying from happening, but we can help our children deal with it well. If you haven’t already, head over to Amazon and pick up this eBook right now. It’s a quick read, and it’ll help you guide your little one through many difficult issues.
Thanks for reading…with your toddlers,