Friday, November 1, 2013

Wrtie a Letter, Raise a Giant

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Now I have heard alot of news in schools and parents about the issue of bullying. I have experienced it first hand amongst even the little toddler/preschooler crowd! I have never thought of writing a letter and encouraging my daughter to help her become a "GIANT". I love this movement from Green Giant and I find it encouraging. I hope this post helps you as a parent to encourage your child to speak out and to be aware of bullying and how to deal with it.

For more information and other examples check out www.raiseagiant.com and also included in this post is a video clip on  how to encourage our kiddos!


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At Green Giant® we know it takes a lot more to raise a healthy child then just getting them to eat their vegetables. Kids these days live in a world that is bigger and scarier than the world we grew up in, and they need help and 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.
That’s why Green Giant® is partnering with PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center and We Day Minnesota to help parents RaiseGiant and put a stop to bullying in their community.
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?
We’re 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 our community at RaiseAGaint.com and read the letters others have written.
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Here's my Letter to our Daughter:
Dear Sophia,
You are so special, you are not only God's creation, but a gift to us.  You are one of a kind, and are growing up so fast and learning so quickly!  You keep us on our toes for sure.  Sophie, you are only three, and are past toddler age, but I wanted to let you know that not many in the world will be kind.  There are times when other kids seem scary!  When other kids seem scary and mean to you, tell them to stop.  When Other little kids may push or yell at you, tell them to stop.  If you are scared to tell them, tell mom and dad, a teacher, or a grownup. 

Do not be afraid to tell them, "That is not nice, you are being unkind.  Do not yell or push me.  Be gentle, and use kind words." Or simply say, "Stop". It is not nice for other kids to treat you in an unkind way.  It is okay to let them know that they are unkind or rough and rude.  Tell them to use nice words and be gentle.  
Always know that you can ask Mommy and Daddy for help.  I will do my best to listen to the words you say.  We love you very much, and want others to treat you kindly and not hurt you.  It is okay to stand up for yourself by telling another kid, NO, STOP!
With love,
Mom and Dad.








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