Friday, October 11, 2013

Raise a Giant: Teach your kids to speak up and say, “That’s not okay” when they see bullying happening.


The folks at Green Giant®  know it takes a lot more to raise a healthy child then just getting them to eat their vegetables, so they've partnered with PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center and We Day Minnesota to help parents Raise A Giant and put a stop to bullying in their community. As a teacher and parent, I know well that kids these days live in a world that is bigger than the world we grew up in, and they need encouragement to navigate that world with confidence and pride. 

Unfortunately one of the hardest things kids have to deal with is bullying. When a child is bullied by a peer it can turn his or her life into a daily gauntlet of fear and anxiety.
 
What Does it Mean To Be A Giant?
Being a giant isn’t about being the biggest or the best. Being a giant means standing up for others. It means lending a hand to those who are in trouble and speaking up for those who sometimes find it hard to speak up for themselves.


Studies show that an effective way to stop bullying is for kids to simply speak up and say, “That’s not okay” when they see bullying happening. 


But asking kids to have the courage to stand up to bullying is a tall order and that’s why they need our help.
How Do You Raise A Giant? Green Giant® is asking parents to write a letter to their kids telling them how special they are and encouraging them to be part of the bullying prevention solution by being a giant.

To get started parents can visit the community at RaiseAGaint.com and read the letters others have written.


Disclosure: Special thanks to Green Giant® for sponsoring this post.  
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