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 RaiseA 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. 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.
Bullying is a topic that I think most people are aware of in this day and age, yet it is still happening to kids on a daily basis. It is important to teach and role play scenarios with your kids so they know how to handle difficult situations. They need to know what to do if THEY are being bullied, if a FRIEND or another child is being bullied, and what to do if one of their friends IS the bully. My kids know that this is something I won’t tolerate. If I see this happening to anyone, I will speak up and put a stop to it. They also know that there will be serious consequences if I hear that they are being a bully to someone else. My kids are involved in sports, and I often hear other parents remark that their child would never be mean to another child, and it’s usually when their child IS being mean to another child. We all have to know our kids and their personalities, and have an open mind when others suggest they might be doing something wrong. We have an obligation to investigate the truth, and if we find our child is in the wrong, we need to help them make the situation right. My children know that I will always defend and protect them (they’ve seen me do it) and they also know that they will be punished if they are out of line. My motto is, “Be Kind To Others” because you can rarely go wrong when showing someone kindness.