I want to introduce you to a very special father, Lamont, that I met via a mutual friend who does a live show every Saturday at 9:30AM called Self Love Saturday and his daughter, Danielle Lynn (pictured above).
Lamont and Danielle Lynn wrote a book to entertain young readers and also to teach about the very serious topic of bullying although they do it in a great way!
I’m happy to introduce “The Girl in the Box-No Bullies on my Block”.
The story is based on my oldest daughter Danielle and some of her pre-teen experiences.
Everyone has felt awkward at some time in their life. It is based on some real life challenges she experienced at school.
Each school day she would come home with a different dilemma.
I noticed a huge difference regarding how girls dealt with bullying.
It has been an exciting learning experience putting her story on paper. We feel privileged to share with you, how Danielle dealt with her bully.
Bullying is a serious problem. Often the person being bullied doesn’t know where to go for help. We don’t all have siblings or a best friend.
If you are being bullied, you should tell someone immediately. Talk to your parents, friend, or teacher. There are many groups and organizations to help against bullying. It is not something to keep as a secret.
This is our first writing adventure. Often, writers write to persuade, convey, or convince the reader. I don’t. I prefer to engage thought; why, how, and reason. Let your imagination take you there.
We should seek a positive outcome when dealing with life situations.
It may make you laugh or cry, hopefully you will be entertained. I enjoyed reading to my children when they were younger, and I find it to be a great one-on-one time with your child. I also like to turn the radio off in the car and have a conversation. Those times we ‘tune out, turn off the cell or radio’ can be special moments to share.
I’m happy to say, Danielle has graduated from UNLV and is pursuing a career in Theatrical Engineering.
We are originally from Michigan. My family and I moved to Las Vegas about 15 years ago.
My wife and I have three children and two grandchildren. We spend most of our time running our medical business.
My priority has been my family, and I have a deep passion for developing our youth. I have been fortunate to reach many young men through coaching baseball and basketball.
I am now assisting in development of an anti-bullying program with the Clark County School District.
There is a great need for parents to not only tell their children about right and wrong, but to set a good example as role models.
You can find more information on Facebook at Anti-Bullying@nobulliesonmyblock
You can connect with Lamont here Lamont Witcher @LamontWitcher1
Thank you, Lamont, for writing such a wonderful book about a very serious topic.
I had the good fortune to win this book on the Self Love Saturday Show and I wrote a review of it…
“I won this book on a Facebook Live Show and found this book to tell a great story that is based on a child’s real life situation of being bullied. The girl that lives in the box is super cool and gives wonderful advice. Any child would love to have a friend like her! I know I would have. While the topic is serious, the book handles it in a way that is not heavy. I think everyone should read this book–whether you have been bullied or not because it shows how people feel when they are bullied as well as a great way to approach the situation.”