"Little Girls Can Be Mean" Author Interview and Book Giveaway
This past week, I shared my personal story of how I dealt with bullies during my days as a chubby pre-teen. I'm sure many of us can think back to a painful encounter we experienced with a peer or so-called friend who made you feel downright awful. Or, perhaps you were the bully at school who now feels pretty bad about what you did as a child, but never had the guts to apologize for your actions.
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It's imperative that our kids know about the dangers of bullying and cyber-bullying and are given strategies they can use to to socialize with their peers in a positive way.
A great way to prevent bullying is to observe and interact with our children and their friends at an early age. I recently got the chance to speak with Dr. Michelle Anthony, co-author of the new book, "Little Girls Can Be Mean". During our open and honest discussion, she talked about how you can determine from a young age whether your child will be prone to bullies or be the bully herself. Plus, she offers strategies to guide your young child as she experiences new social situations and prevent her from becoming a mean girl.
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Now more than ever, it's important to share these personal experiences with our children. Kids need to know about the dangers associated with bullying and cyber-bullying.
According to Love Our Children USA, child and teen bullying and cyber-bullying are now at an all time high. It's a problem that affects millions of students of all races and classes. 1 out of 4 kids are bullied and 43% of kids have been bullied while online. If not addressed immediately by a parent, teacher or caregiver, bullying and cyberbullying could even lead to death, as evidenced last week when a freshman at Rutgers University committed suicide when his roommate shared his homosexual encounter online via webcam.
And just a reminder - Today, Monday, October 4 is Blue Shirt Day - I hope you'll join me as we help spread the message worldwide that it's time to STOMP Out Bullying! Visit my recent post to find out how you can take part in this worthwhile cause with Lifetime Moms and Love Our Children USA.