I am honored to be partnering with Green Giant® for their Raise A Giant campaign. The information and prize pack have been provided by Green Giant® through MyBlogSpark.
It seems that a week doesn’t pass these days without news of a child being bullied, sometimes to the point of feeling so hopeless that they take their own lives.
Bullying is no longer confined to the school playground or a child’s own neighborhood. Now it comes into our own houses through social media.
But no matter what form the bullying takes, whether through spoken and written words or physical aggression, it hurts and the impact can be devastating.
That’s why Green Giant® is partnering 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.
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, 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.
As parents an community leaders, we can teach our children compassion and empathy. We can teach them the right way to handle conflict. We can let them know how special they are and help them understand their true value. And we can encourage them to “be a giant” and stand up to bullying.
Green Giant is asking parents to write a letter to their children telling them how special they are and encouraging them to be a part of the bullying prevention solution by being a giant.
Dear Sister and Baby Girl,
You girls are such a delight to me. I love how amazing and unique you both are. Sister, your enthusiasm for learning inspires me. Baby Girl, your tender and caring nature melts my heart. God created you both with a plan and a purpose and you are so valuable to Him and to me.
As your mom, I want you both to grow up to be healthy adults, not just physically but emotionally and spiritually as well.
It’s why I feed you nutritious food, spend time with you, teach you about Jesus, and encourage serving others.
You both are precious gifts to me and because of that I will always do my best to be the mother I am called to be.
However, I can’t control how other people will treat you. And as you already know, they don’t always treat you well. Sometimes they cross the line from simply being unkind to actually being a bully. And that is not okay.
It’s how we respond in these situations that matters though. Bullies depend on their ability to make us fearful to feel better about themselves. But God did not give us a spirit of fear. Through His power you can respond in love and do the right thing.
If you are being bullied, tell me. I will be there for you. With God’s help, we will face the challenge together.
If you see someone else being bullied, you can speak up for those who have trouble speaking up for themselves and say “that’s not okay”. You can tell an adult about the bullying. Your actions will help both kids get the help they need.
As you go through life, my prayer is that you will shine your light. Always be kind. Always stand up for what is right. Understand your value and help others understand theirs.
And know that I am always here for you and I will always love you.
I hope you will join us and write your own letter encouraging your kids to stand up to bullying as well. When you’re done please share it at RaiseAGiant.com. You can also read other letters while you’re there.
Together, we can make a difference.
One Frugal & Focused reader will win a $25 Gift Card from General Mills. To enter, use the Rafflecopter form below. You can sign in with Facebook or your email address.
Giveaway open to U.S. residents at least 18 years old. Winner will have 48 hours after winner is announced to claim prize or another winner will be chosen.
Disclosure: A donation was made to the Pacer’s Center for Bully Prevention in my name in exchange for sharing the information in this post. The information and prize pack have been provided by Green Giant® through MyBlogSpark.