Guardian of Peace
With bullying occurring so often in schools and neighborhoods, it is difficult for a child to grasp the reasoning behind the bullying because they are wrapped up in the stress and abuse it causes. Helping children deal with meanness involves giving them the right tools to address the problem. Little Tiger—Guardian Peace teaches children to deal with bullying by being confident, disciplined, and courageous enough to be a peacemaker. This means they never start a fight, and they do everything in their power to prevent one.
Being a Guardian of the Peace is not the easiest thing for a child to do, but it is always the right thing. Our goal is for children to understand there is no force a person with a peacemaker spirit cannot contend with or overcome if they have confidence in themselves and the courage and integrity to face difficult challenges.
Impertinence is so pervasive in today’s world that it seems we no longer expect everyone, even children, to show respect for others. However, there is good news. With the Little Tiger Book Series, we can teach children critical life values, and in doing so, we’ll impart crucial lessons in kindness, consideration, self-control, compassion, honesty, and gratitude as well. In this book, Steve Doherty and Olivia Dybik use animal characters and simple language to help young children understand and comprehend the life principle of respect.
Little Tiger – Respect teaches children a critical life value, and in doing so, it will impart a lesson in kindness, consideration, self-control, compassion, honesty, and gratitude as well.
Discipline may be the most essential key to excellence that a child can learn. Children that are disciplined will grow up learning critical life skills like self-control, respect, persistence, resilience, and patience. They learn to respect their parents, teachers, authority figures, and themselves. And they develop social skills—empathy, patience, compassion, and knowing how to share—which are essential for making friends and sustaining healthy relationships.
Not only is discipline good for children, but it is necessary for their happiness and well-being. It is as vital for healthy child development as nutritious food, physical exercise, mental activity, and nurturing love. With discipline, children develop the right tools necessary to navigate personal and work-related relationships. They build knowledge of what is right and wrong, self-discipline, respect for others, self-confidence, personal integrity, and the ability to work and cooperate with their peers.
Confidence rises out of a sense of competence. In other words, children develop confidence not because we tell them they’re great but because of their achievements, both big and small. It’s encouraging to hear praise from parents, but it means so much more when it refers to a child’s specific efforts.
Building confidence in children is one of the most essential steps parents and educators can take to ensure an atmosphere of learning. When kids achieve something, they become more confident. Whether riding a bike, learning to solve a math problem, or mastering a new martial arts form, they get a sense of being more able and capable. As they achieve and learn more skills, they can easily tap into that high-octane fuel called confidence.
About the Authors
Steve Doherty is a former US Air Force officer and aviator. He holds a Doctorate in Flight Instruction from the United States Air Force and completed post-graduate studies in adult education at The Ohio State University. Steve has authored four historical fiction novels. He is also a 1st Dan Instructor in Taekwondo.
Olivia Dybik is a seventh-grade student at New Albany Middle School in New Albany, Ohio, where she is a ‘Straight A’ student. Olivia holds a Dark Blue Belt in Taekwondo. She also has a passion for art, music, and helping others. She is a summer reading volunteer at the New Albany Library.