School Bullying, Page 2

This site will ultimately contain the links to my story and my insights regarding Tourette's Syndrome and its often accompanying conditions of Attention Deficit Disorder and hyperactivity, combined as "ADHD."

I am not in the medical or mental health fields, and my views are formulated entirely from an empirical perspective. In other words: I've "been there." To paraphrase the brilliant author Herman Wouk in The Winds of War: "There are worse ways to learn war than by serving in the trenches." My views are entirely my own, and I am in no way asserting that any "one size fits all" solution will be effective for every child who suffers problems within this family of emotional disorders.

"Pride's Prison," as will be obvious to any reader, is a story born of pain. Some, especially men, might well find the story too "whining" or "touchy-feely." However, upon an astute reading, the reader will realize that this is not actually the case.
Please reflect upon what advice my adult character does not give to the boy in the story.

It is true, however, that I did write the story with the same intent that Harriet Beecher Stowe wrote Uncle Tom's Cabin generations ago. That is, to put a human face to what might have seemed to all too many people to have been an abstract problem. Also, like Mrs. Stowe, I chose to present a basically true story within a fictionalized format in an effort to increase its impact.

I have also written an author's commentary on the piece to explain why I chose to frame the story as I did, and to explain certain aspects of it and its background.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

Note: For more on my views regarding school bullying, please refer to the links (under “Links”) I have included on this website regarding school bullying. In most instances, when I link to external sites regarding this topic, I include an essay or other observations.

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