John Paul Padilla | Children's Book Author | Teasing & Anti-Bullying
Hello everyone, my name is John Paul Padilla. I am a self-published book author, writer, and public speaker against teasing and bullying. As a child, I was once teased and bullied because of my ears and it sure made me feel insecure about my looks as a child, all the way through my high school years. I know from experience how it feels to feel alone, unwanted, and even different from the rest.
After working for the school district as a paraprofessional for some time, I felt the need to help make a change in people’s lives by being the voice that usually is never heard, for the people who are less fortunate, ignored, discriminated or abused. I wrote an Inspirational poetry book for adults, called Wings to Cross an Ocean, which is food for thought, motivation to change for the better, and words to lift your spirit. Years later, I decided to write my first children’s book, called Johnny Big-Ears, The Feel Good Friend in hopes of helping kids love themselves and how to deal with teasing and bullying.
Everyone deserves to be treated with respect and allowed to live in peace and harmony. We all need to be assured and told that no matter who we are or how we look; we are all special and loved. Being different should not be something to be ashamed about but something that you should welcome and make you feel happy about because through your own unique appearance, you stand out from everyone else in the world. Kids of all ages, shapes, and sizes from all over the country are being teased, bullied, tormented, beaten up and not only in schools but now on online. Kids: Please talk to someone if you are being threatened, teased, bullied or being hurt in school.
There is always a way to solve ALL problems but never consider taking your life away. You are perfect how you are and will survive it, just as I once did. It does get better, and you will grow up and be so amazing I know it because I lived through it all myself, and here I am still standing, and I survived! Parents: Please try to pay more attention to your kids and make them feel welcomed and loved so they in return feel closer to you enough to want to talk to you about anything that is going wrong with them in school or with their friends. I invite everyone to Say, “No, to Teasing and Bullying.” Remember no one in this world is perfect or any better than the rest and everyone has a right to be who they want to be. Everyone has a right to be happy and to see the world as they paint it.
I thank you all for your time and for visiting my page. Feel free to check out my website and contact me, if you have any questions! Best Wishes…