About the Book
As a Transformational Coach & Bullying Prevention Speaker for pre-teens and teenagers, Rachel Weinstock is on a mission to create a world where every child feels happy, confident, and safe to be the most empowered version of themselves.
In this deeply heart-warming and inspiring new book, Rachel is challenging everyone who interacts with youth to remember what it felt like to be a young person growing up in our world.
Rachel’s message to them is simple; be who you needed :)
With practical tips and meaningful short stories, Rachel provides a space for parents, teachers, and caring adults to find new ways of engaging and connecting with young people to help them bring out their most authentic self.
Be Who You Needed is a vulnerable, in-depth look at the trauma caused by bullying, and a hopeful guide for adults to create a better world for the next generation.
"Be Who You Needed" blew me away. As a psychotherapist, Rachel’s personal stories opened up my eyes to what some of my young clients are going through, and I’m so grateful for that.
“There is a fine line between working on resilience and breaking someone’s spirit” This sentence reminded me to help these kids come up with other options and alternative ideas in all aspects of life rather than forcing themselves to continue doing something that causes them pain.
— Alexandra Gayne, Registered Psychotherapist