Bullies, gossip, rumors, cliques . . . sound all too familiar? The taunts of bullies echo through classrooms and school lunchrooms every day. So how can you give your kids the courage to navigate the growing up years with strong minds and sound values?

Lessons from My Lunchbox: Overcoming the Bullies One Note at a Time tells the story of how author Rachel Chadima received the encouragement and tools to take the road less traveled and thrive despite the bullies. Her parents delivered that encouragement in a very special way—on handwritten Post-it® notes inside of her lunchbox.

Every day, Rachel found new words of support taped inside. From “You are a treasure and you are loved!” to Scripture verses reading, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me, Philippians 4:13,” these notes instilled lifelong lessons and gave Rachel the roadmap she needed to navigate the sometimes treacherous terrain of grade school, middle school, and high school, and flourish.

Now grown and on her own, Rachel still holds these Post-it® notes dear to her heart—and shares 86 of them here with you that you can place in your own child’s lunchbox.

Whether you’re looking for a story to give your children hope, or a guide on how to encourage your kids daily, Lessons from My Lunchbox will help your loved ones bloom through every one of life’s “bullystorms.” Now, adding that little note of encouragement is even easier with the tear-out notes in Lessons for Their Lunchbox.