Creating Awareness About Bullying

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October is National Bullying Prevention Month. In creating awareness about bullying, I have teamed up with MyBlogSpark and Green Giant®. (Disclosure: Sponsored post.) Bullying is something that concerned me long before Big B started school. My husband told me that I should not worry about things that I can’t control. Of course, he was right. I can’t control whether or not my child will be bullied at school or anywhere for that matter. However, I can control what I teach my children about bullying and how to handle it.

We can only stuff our kids’ head with so much knowledge, information, and wisdom. We can teach them to share, take turns, be empathetic to others, appreciate others, respect others, and that everyone is special in their own way. We hope that what we say is being heard and that somehow, at just the right moment, they make (good) choices based on what they learned from us. Last year, I learned that Big B heard us loud and clear.

One of his preschool friend’s mom told me of the time that Big B stood up for her son. Her son was being teased at school during summer camp. Big B told the other kids that what they were doing wasn’t nice. He then took his friend and told him that they can play together instead.

To Big B, what he did may have been insignificant. All he knew was that what was happening was wrong and he did something about it. To his friend’s mom, it was huge. And for me, well, my heart was bursting with pride. We talked about what happened and I told him how proud I was of him. I know that there is so much more to tell him about how to stand up for others and what to do about bullying. I know that all those lessons will be taught in due time.

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Green Giant® has partnered with PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center and We Day Minnesota to help parents Raise A Giant and prevent bullying in their community. I wrote Big B a letter telling him how special he is, how proud I am of him, and to continue to stand up for people. I have decided to keep this letter just between us. In creating awareness about bullying, parents, grandparents, aunts, and uncles across the country are writing letters to the special kids in their life about just how remarkable they truly are and how to be stand up to bullying. Visit RaiseAGiant.com to read these letters and to submit one of your own.

Disclosure: Sponsored post. All opinions expressed are my own.

One comment

  1. Lesley says:

    Bullying is a very hot topic in our house right now. Our middle daughter has been dealing with a bullying issue in her preschool classroom (yes it starts that young) since last year and our eldest, who switched to a new school this year, has been faced with a bully in her class this year as well. We are working hard to teach our girls how to stand up for themselves, as well as how to stand up for their friends when they see someone not being nice. We are in the process of starting a “Kindness Initiative” in our preschool. Unfortunately, both kids that are the bullies, have parents who are not teaching them at home about being nice – the apples don’t fall far from the trees! When starting an anti-bullying program, or a kindness initiative, you also have to have a program that educates the parents!

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