New book helps girls recognize and cope with bullying

New book helps girls recognize and cope with bullying

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Bullying is a big issue for a lot of students, and now a valley woman is using her experience as a victim of bullying to empower girls.

"This is to understand whether they are being bullied or are they bullies themselves."

Carrie Severson knows what it is like to be bullied. It's why she wrote the book.

"I was bullied in elementary school and it progressed into middle school and I had low self-esteem because of it," says Severson.

The book is called "Severson Sisters Super Girl Guide to Respect." It went on sale Tuesday for $16.99.

It's to help girls learn to build self-esteem, something Carrie Severson learned on her own.

"I really didn't like going to school because of the peer stuff that was happening. I thrived outside of school," she says.

Creative arts was her salvation, and Severson was good at it. She incorporates art into the book, along with questions about bullying and how to cope with it.

"It's our bullying methods, it's about respecting ourselves and they are learning how to respect somebody else."

Severson wishes she had a book like this when she was in middle school. Severson wanted the first workbook she wrote to target girls in middle school.

There is more bullying in middle school, than in elementary or high school, she says.

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