Book Title: A Bully on the School Bus by Dr. Mildred D. Peyton and Leah N. Peyton
Illustrator: Andy Hoang
Category: Children's fiction, 26 pages
Genre: Education, Social Skills & School Life
Release date: Sept 2015
Tour dates: Oct 8 to 26 2018
Content Rating: G
Nicole is the main character in the book "A Bully on the School Bus." Nicole is a young girl who rides the school bus to school every day. It wasn't until Nicole started experiencing problems with another bus-rider named Dylan when she became uncomfortable being on this bus. Her experience with Dylan is a form of bullying, and she was frightened. After several incidences, Nicole made her parent aware and found a way to solve the problem.
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Dr. Mildred Peyton is the President and Founder of Peyton Consulting, LLC. Dr. Peyton established her consulting firm, which was initially geared towards school bullying services, in March 2016. She was inspired to create Peyton Consulting and become a children's author on bullying after completing her doctoral research study entitled, "Exploring the Meaning of School Bullying Among Parents of Victimized Children."
During her undergraduate internship in 2002-2003 at Salisbury Middle School in Wicomico County, Dr. Peyton and her team developed and facilitated a mentoring program, providing one-on-one conflict resolution and mediating skills to students who were identified by the program coordinator with ongoing needs of behavioral issues. One of the key/primary areas Dr. Peyton and the other mentors focused on was educating and addressing bullying issues with bullies and victims. And in her graduate program, Dr. Peyton also facilitated a school bullying focus group in 2005 at Maryvale Elementary School in Montgomery County, to teach participants about bullying behaviors and how to avoid bullying others. She also attended several bullying workshops to learn about the latest studies while working with the students. Her passion on this topic followed her even as she served as a member on the Committee on Hate/Violence at Montgomery County Office of Human Rights, in 2013. There she developed a brochure for students and parents for the annual bullying symposium and, provided rich knowledge and skills on this topic throughout the year.
Today, the company has expanded its services to target workplace bullying as well. With the experiences of others and Dr. Peyton's personal experience with adult bullying in the workplace (which caused her to resign from her employer in 2016), she believes attention, guidance, and solutions are also critical in this area. Dr. Peyton holds a Ph.D. in Human and Social Services with a concentration in Social Policy Analysis & Planning. She has a Bachelor's degree in Social Work and Sociology and a Master's degree in Counseling Psychology. Dr. Peyton is committed to using her knowledge and skills to influence positive change among students and adults.
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A Bully on the School Bus is a good story for school aged kids to read. Little Nicole becomes frightened and bullied by another child on her school bus on the way home from school. She struggles to know what to do and how to handle the situation. Poor young Nicole does not know how to react or what to do. I agree with what she does and what it leads to in the end.
A Bully on the School Bus is one children’s book that I believe every parent should give to their children. It would be a perfect opportunity for a parent and child to discuss what happens to Nicole and possibly even discuss their own issues dealing with a bully. Also, it gives them a chance to discuss how Nicole dealt with it and see how it helped in the end.
A Bully on the School Bus includes wonderful illustrations. They are beautiful and colorful that children would find appealing. I personally enjoyed them myself.
In addition to the story, A Bully on the School Bus includes at the end of the book, the following:
An in depth definition of bullying
Tips for students, parents, and school personnel how to deal with bullying
Resources for those who have experienced bullying that parents can use
I am highly recommending A Bully on the School Bus for all parents and their young children. I believe many would find this book relatable and useful. I will be donating my copy to my children’s school library so others in their school to read it, as well.
I give A Bully on the School Bus a well deserved five plus stars.
I received this book from the author. This review is 100% my own honest opinion.
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