Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Raise a Giant!

If you have children, chances are you've heard and read many communications regarding bullying.  Sadly, it is a major issue in schools and many programs have been released regarding bullying prevention.  There is a chance that you have dealt with it, too.  I know it's been a factor in my life, and I hate it.

I was so happy to hear about actions by my favorite "Jolly Green Giant" to take a stand against bullying.  The Green Giant "Raise a Giant" campaign is a huge step toward helping our kids prevent bullying.  Green Giant knows that it takes a lot more to raise a healthy child than just getting them to eat their vegetables.  They need help and encouragement to navigate the world with confidence and pride.  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 communities.

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 do so 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 happen, 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?
Green Giant is 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.
Parents can visit our community at RaiseAGiant and read the letters others have written.
You can write a letter to your kids about standing up to bullying and post it at
Encourage your community to write their own letters and post them at
Change your Facebook profile picture to the Raise A Giant icon to show your support.

It takes a village to raise a child, but if we all work together, and support our children and each other, we can find a way to help our kids take a stand and maybe, just maybe, we can help keep our kids from being the target of school bullying.  Green Giant wants to help us do just that!

If you join the campaign, let me know about your experiences!  And know that you are making a difference for your kids, and other kids as well.  Let's all Raise a Giant!!

DISCLOSURE:  Information and incentive was provided by Green Giant through MyBlogSpark.  Opinions expressed are my own.