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Green Giant Raise a Giant

      I've spoke a handful of times on here about the issues my family has had with bullies. Unfortunately one of the hardest things that kids have to deal with is bullying. Being bullied by a peer can turn school from a learning environment to nothing short of a daily torture chamber. 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.
     Now you might be wondering what it meas to "Raise a Giant." We aren't talking about raising a child that is bigger and better then everyone else. What 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 have shown 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. I truly believe that kids really simply live what they learn.
      I was asked to help spread the word and help take a step to help Raise a Giant. I was asked to write a letter telling my kids how special they are and encouraging them to be part of the bullying prevention solution by being a giant. Here is my letter:

"Dear David, Nicholas, and Allison,

      I know sometimes you may get tired of hearing me say this but I love you. You guys have taken my life and made it whole, every day showing me how amazing a child can be. Every school year it seems like we fight and struggle with that one child, who for whatever reason seems to have a hard time knowing how to be a friend. I wanted to let you know that I couldn't be more proud of how you guys have handled situations that you have been faced with. David, even though you got suspended for 5 days in school, I couldn't have asked for you to handle things better when you stepped in between two school mates to tell them there was better ways to handle things besides fighting. Nicholas, I love how you are always trying to be a friend to people even when they may have treated you bad in the past. Allison, you have a heart of pure sugar and mommy couldn't love that more. Always a friend to everyone you seem to share your smile with everyone. If you never remember anything remember how to care for others and to teach people to care. A smile goes a long way, or even a nice word. You never know why that person may be a bully, but no one actually enjoys being a bully. Sometimes all they really need is a friend and you can be that friend. So keep making mommy proud I love you.

XOXOXO, Mommy"

I would just like to take a moment and encourage everyone to write a letter to their own children. It is funny sometimes you don't think about the good your children do, I actually cried writing this It really made me step back and see the amazing people my children are becoming. Visit to read more letters and share your own :)

Tell me how you are raising a giant and you could win a $25 gift card from general mills! Just leave a comment below :) **CONTEST ENDS 11/7/13**

**Compensation was received for this post in the way of a donation to the PACER foundation and the gift card prize**


Unknown said…
I am raising a giant to not be afraid of bullying and to speak up if they are being bullied.
jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot ocm
JC said…
We teach kids to never ignore if being bullied, must always tell adults.

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