Scare tactics taught and experienced in our early years will stay with us for our lifetimes, until we become aware that we are driven by a fear-based mentality that can actually be quite dangerous and deadly by impeding our ability to distinguish between rational and irrational fears.
A high fear level will prevent the development of the confidence, boldness, and courage we need to journey through life in a healthy way, aware we cannot control life and others, but that we can control ourselves in response to the life challenges we encounter.
Stories have been told of my boldness and confidence as a child, but after the age of five, much changed and for many years afterwards, I oscillated between fear that morphed from rational to irrational, impairing my ability to distinguish early on in circumstances and relationships what was dangerous for me … till it was often too late and the only perceived way to be safe was to flee … sometimes leaving chaos behind me. Chaos that included broken promises, relationships, personal belongings, debt, or just a physical mess … because it was what my experiences and personality taught me to do … until I had given up so much along the way that I created the circumstance of not having the means to run away again (two cats to care for) … and to discover why I ran so fast for so long … and to change from operating on such an internalized, subconscious, debilitating, irrational fear-based mentality that as a result was causing me more harm than others and the circumstances I just did not know how to deal with rationally … respectfully.
This experience and life-altering change created all the books, products, and services to not just counter this fear-based mentality that dominates our world, but also to prevent the same scare tactic methodology from being passed on to the next generations … which it is when we teach children to become sociopathic by teaching them to fear strangers, to not being compassionate, kind, and respectful, versus teaching them to be able to tell the difference between rational fear that creates good decisions and irrational fear that instead manifests foolish decisions and even dangerous choices.
Each child … each teenager … each adult … needs a high enough “Respect Level” so they know about good boundaries, when to ask say or shout “NO,” when to ask for help … or scream and fight for their life. That’s why the core book, Connecting the Dots … with The RESPECT PRINCIPLE core book, workbook, and poster were created for schools, as was the play, CHARLES’ CHOICE, and its Director’s Guide, plus the children’s story, LITTLE JACK, that shows the difference between rational and irrational fear in a quest story with animals. And then there’s the novel, DARK HORSES, that reveals the horrors inflicted upon someone with a low “Respect Level” and the ones she inflicts in return.
Why? … “Because Every Child … Every Person … Should Know By Their Own Experience … They Are Valued … Respected”
Why?… Because people who feel Valued … Respected … won’t deliberately set out to harm others.
May 5, 2015
KAITLIN A. TREPANIER
Freeing “Potential” with Education, Entertainment, and Inspiration with the global initiative and core book Connecting the Dots … with The RESPECT PRINCIPLE … because every child … every person … should know, by their own experience, they are valued … RESPECTED.
© All rights reserved 2014.