Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Green Giant Raise a Giant Campaign & $25 Gift Card Giveaway ends 11/8 #MyblogSpark

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October is Bullying Prevention Awareness month



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 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. 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.


1. Visit RaiseAGiant.com to find inspiration from the letters parents have written
to their children.
2. Start your letter by letting your child know how special he or she is. Give
examples of the unique things you love most about your child.
3. Encourage your child to always be proud of who they are, no matter what
others may do or say.
4. Help your child recognize the signs of bullying.
5. Ask your child to not stay silent when they see someone being bullied. Show
them that the right thing to do is help the person being bullied or go tell an
adult. And, if they are comfortable with it, to speak up and say something.
6. Explain to your child how bullying is never ok, no matter what.
7. Share a story from when you were a kid of a time you experienced bullying and how you handled it.
8. O er some suggestions for how to deal with bullying and explain how just one
kid saying “that’s not ok” can influence other kids and help them become giants too.
9. Make sure your child knows that you will always protect and support them.
10. Let your child know that they are not alone and reassure them that you will
always work with them to overcome whatever problems they may experience.
11. Share your letter at RaiseAGiant.com to inspire other families to be a part of the bullying prevention solution

Tip Sheet for writing a letter to you child 

1. Write a letter to your kids about standing up to bullying and post it on your blog and at RaiseAGiant.com. See the included tip sheet for help getting started.
2. Encourage your community to write their own letters and post them at RaiseAGiant.com
3. Share the Raise a Giant Video, Infographic, and Tips For Talking To Your Kids About Bullying on your blog, Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter.
4. Change your Facebook profile picture to the Raise A Giant icon to show your support.
With your encouragement we can help all of our kids create a safer, happier world.

Green Giant is  Proud To Partner With:
PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center
- Green Giant is partnering with PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center to develop The We Will Generation, an in-school student-to-student curriculum helping students understand how they can handle bullying.
- This partnership enables us to help those impacted directly by bullying – students.



  “Disclosure: The information and prize pack have been provided by Green Giant® through MyBlogSpark.”

28 comments:

  1. I enjoyed reading some of the letters; very touching.

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  2. Comment: thank you for the chance :)

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  3. Visited the site, so many great letters.

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  4. Thanks for sharing the www.raiseagiant.com site, very inspiring.

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  5. I think this is such an important cause - I know bullying is a hot topic lately but it's always been important

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  6. the site is great. the letters are so touching

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  7. thank you for the giveaway!

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  8. I enjoyed the letters. Good job everyone

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  9. just a comment to thank you for the giveaway

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  10. visited - so many great letters!

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  11. 11/2 thank you for the chance to win

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  12. Kudos to Green Giant for having such a wonderful program to try and end this bullying. It is so out of control and sad and we all need to help end this

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