Raise a Giant and put a stop to bullying - #MyBlogSpark

As a parent, there are some things that we can control. Making sure our children eat plenty of fruits and vegetables is relatively easy. Other than the occasional gripe, good nutrition is in our home is an obtainable goal. 

My worries arise when my kids leave the house. Unfortunately, I can't control the actions and reactions of other children. It is sad to say that some kids are mean. They take joy away from other children in their hurtful actions. 

A year ago my son faced a terrible situation on his way to school. Just three doors down from our house, while waiting for the bus, my son was bullied. I wouldn't have believed it unless I had seen it for my own eyes. A group of neighborhood children corned my child to a garage door and picked on him, laughed at him, and wouldn't let him leave. 

I was livid, especially since the parent was standing there and thought it was a game. How could being mean and a bully be right. How could an adult ignore the situation?  What could I do for my child? Would he be ok?  Would he 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.

- Green Giant is partnering with PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center to develop The We Will Generation, an in-school student-to-student curriculum helping students understand how they can handle bullying.
- This partnership enables us to help those impacted directly by bullying – students.


The info-graphic shares some information to help parents and kids deals with bullying. 

Join with other parents and write a letter to your child about bullying. Visit the community  at RaiseAGaint.com and read the letters others have written or write one yourself. 

Let's put an end to bullying. Raise a Giant today! 

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22 comments:

  1. I let them know that bullying is not acceptable and should be reported to an adult immediately. And they never should participate in bullying because wouldn't want it to happen to them.

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  2. Must tell adults if it happens.

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  3. I would tell them to tell parents and teachers when it happens

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  4. I haven't had any problems with bullying, but I would say to stand up and stick to your guns (stay your ground).

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  5. i tell them to never be afraid to tell me or any other adult if they are being bullied.

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  6. I told my son that bullying is so wrong, and that if he gets bullied he needs to let me know. I have taught my son to be kind to others.

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  7. I told my daughters that if someone ever bullies them to tell an adult at school or tell us (Mom and Dad). I also tell them to never show your emotions to a bully. If you do, it adds fuel to their fire.

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  8. My oldest is only 6 so I haven't talked to him much about it, but when Ive heard him mention something negative about a person I explain to him that everyone is different, and tell him how it can make a person feel to say mean things
    Nathansmommy619(At)aoL(dot)com

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  9. I tell them to keep an open communication with us, that we care and will help him solve the problem. If he is not with us, to go to a teacher or another adult and explain to them about the bully

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  10. I tell my son that it is not ok to bully and no matter what someone says to you it is not ok to be mean back. I also let him know that I am here if he wants to talk about anything.
    justicecw at hotmail dot com

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  11. I taught my daughter how to stand up for herself against bullies. I am very proud to say, she stood up for a boy the other day because he was being bullied.

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  12. don't do it and help anyone who see getting bullied.

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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  13. I tell them to treat others how they would want to be treated, and that bullying is NEVER acceptable.

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    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

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  14. We teach that everyone is different and thats okay. To not tease anyone and to tell an adult if you are being bullied.

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  15. Never be afraid to stand up for yourself-even if you are the only one doing it. No one has the right to make you feel bad!

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  16. My daughter is only 6 months old, but I will tell her to always be kind and treat people with respect. And if she is ever bullied or witnesses anyone else being bullied, to tell me or any other adult.

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  17. Be a duck: let insults roll off your back
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    slehan at juno dot com

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  18. I tell them that not all disagreements kids have are actual bullying. But if they can't settle a situation on their own, they should tell a trusted adult.

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  19. I tell them its wrong.. and super degrading.. we should treat all as we should be treated and the first sign I see they aren't following that rule.. HUGE consequences..HUGE!

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  20. Bullying can hurt someone for many years to come for those involved and it change a person's perception and behaviors - I told them that they need to think twice before saying anything mean to anyone

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