Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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January 17, 2013

Author tells students how to confront bullies

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For example, Blanco said, let them hang out with you and your friends. Ask them to sit with you at lunch. Invite them to a party.

“Include them. Because that’s the real rescue,” Blanco said.

Learning to cope with disappointment is a valuable lesson that will help one throughout life, she said.

“Your whole life, people are going to break your heart. Not once, not twice. Your whole life,” she said.

It's important to learn how to accept the inevitable and move on, she said.

“Your dreams are not impractical. Take risks. Work your butt off. Don’t be afraid,” she said. “In those moments you get rewarded, it will be sweeter.”

In the end, she said, draw upon your courage and learn to live and accept the results.

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Details for this story were provided by the Ottumwa (Iowa) Courier.

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