In 1982 I became a Certified Footbag Instructor with the World Footbag Association (WFA) where I learned that Hacky Sack is a brand name but the sport is footbag – many kickers still call it “Hacky” but regardless it remains to this day a fun activity. “A Bully’s #Journal”, my next kid’s book in the series #Kids Have Ups and Downs Too, will feature footbag in one of the chapters. Booker Weed will befriend the school bully by inviting him to join him. Soon Billy will learn that finding something he could become good at will help him to fit in and get along with others and finally become a buddy not a bully. in one of the chapters. Booker Weed will invite Billy, the school bully, to kick with him. One thing will lead to another and soon Billy will learn what it’s like to be a buddy not a #bully.
My second book from the series “Kids Have Ups and Downs Too” is coming this Spring from MindstirMedia entitled “A Bully’s Journal”. It takes a look at bullying from the Bully’s side. Often the emphasis is on the kids getting bullied and I wanted to take a look at why kids become bullies. I don’t think they are born that way -look at a cute little baby, heck what do you think?