Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Raise a Giant!

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Although bulling is not something new it is something that everyone has become more aware of in the past couple of years.  Cyber bullying was not an issue when I was young but with Facebook, Twitter and smartphones it is quickly becoming a dangerous and hurtful world for young kids.  Green Giant is running a campaign called Raise a Giant in order to spread even more awareness and help parents teach their children to prevent, stop and cope with bullying.  They are asking parents to write a letter of encouragement to their children.   Its sad to think that it is something every child will encounter at some point in time but I think it is important that they have the tools to stand up for themselves.



To my boys,

You are both very special to me.  Chris you have always made me laugh and bring a smile to my face.  You are so creative and your imagination takes me on so many adventures.  Nick you are my sweetheart.  Nothing makes me happier then to see your enjoyment paging through a book or spinning around saying you are a helicopter.  I know that both of you are going to grow up to be strong, smart, and amazing individuals.  Know that you can be whatever you want to be and accomplish every goal you work towards.  Sometimes people may say hurtful things, or do things to make you doubt yourself.  They may say or do hurtful things to your friends as well but it is important that you stand up for yourself and your friends.  Let them know what they are doing is wrong and tell a grown-up.  Bulling is not o.k. and if you or someone you know is being bullied I want you boys to be strong and tell them what they are doing is NOT o.k.  When I was little kids were mean and would call me names and tease me.  It hurt my feelings but my true friends always stayed by my side and defended me.  My mom was always there to support me as well.  I want you to know that as your mom I will always stand by your side and support you as well.  I am there to give you boys strength to succeed and no matter what obstacles you come to face we will work to defeat them as a team.  And most important remember that I love you!


Love, Mom





I think it is always important to give encouragement to your children and I hope I have inspired you to write a letter to your child or at least have a conversation with them about bullying.  You can visit the Raise A Giant website here.  You will find tools, tips, and a space to post you letter.


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21 comments:

Lisa Brown said...

my child's love of animals and living things

arwenpez said...

She loves to sing her ABC's and the itsy bitsy spider.

Mike Barnstable said...

Seeing all 3 of my kids turning out OK.

brittany m doerfler said...

the fact that they are all smart and advanced for their age groups

amber moody said...

He's super smart and so responsible for a 14 year old. He saves his money and buys what he wants and the rest goes in the bank and he always makes sure his homework, housework, and his baseball stuff are done before he will even touch his video games.

ellie said...

I'm proud at how polite my 8 year old boy is. An elderly gentleman sneezed in a store the other day and my little guy said "bless you". When the man said thank you my son said "you're welcome". The man commented that he didn't hear hat politeness in very many youngsters these days. It made my day.

skkorman said...

I'm proud that my boy is sweet and smart and good!

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roxy as said...

she said the truth when she did anything ...

sah jau said...

Sweet cutie girl !!!

jasmin q said...

he is polite and he like drawing

femto femtto said...

She insists on praying every day and each Sunday we go to the church ...

Sandra VanHoey said...

One of my grandsons just was boosted up in reading. He is top 97% for reading of all students in 1st grade and is now reading at top of 3rd grade level

Sarah Hall said...

When they do something kind for someone else without expecting anything in return. I know I've done a good job when I see that.

Jessica To said...

I am always proud when my son shows that he cares about others feelings.

Mami2jcn said...

I'm proud of my son's musical talent.

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Elena said...

I am proud that my son is smart, good at math, creative and loving

Laura @ Frugal Follies said...

My oldest daughter listens to her friends' problems and helps them find a solution. Very proud! Thanks for the great giveaway!

kathy dalton said...

My son is 26 years old and would do anything in the world for me...I feel like I did a great job as a parent. Now its tome to teach my grandkids

Teresa Moore said...

My daughter is concerned about others especially when they are hurting or sick. She loves to take care by making tea or a snack or read to them. She is eight.

Amanda Sakovitz (mandy83) said...

how respectful they are of others

Thomas Murphy said...

I am proud my son always wants to helps others out.

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