Wednesday, October 10, 2012

October is National Anti-Bullying Month

October is National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month. Bullying is behavior that hurts or harms another person physically or emotionally. Bullying can be very overt, such as fighting, hitting or name calling, or it can be covert, such as gossiping or leaving someone out on purpose. It is intentional, meaning the act is done willfully, knowingly and with deliberation.
 The targets have difficulty stopping the behavior directed at them and struggle to defend themselves.[1] Erika Katz, mom of two and beauty and style expert behind the book, Bonding Over Beauty, a comprehensive guide to get you through the tween and early teen years, breaks down her top tips to help your kids and picks her fave brands that are joining the cause and giving back to anti-bullying charities!
How to Help Your Kids:
  • Identify the Problem:Ask questions and talk to your child about their friends at school, classes, subjects or anything that will slowly help your child to open up and figure out why the bully is victimizing them.
  • Do Not Enable Your Child:You need to work together with your child to help them come up with a plan to deal with the bully at school. Encourage your child to walk away and do not fight back. If the problem worsens or becomes a threat that someone will get hurt, then you should take action.
  • Explain to Your Child the Definition of Bully:Explain to your child what the word "Bullying" means and help them understand that the main goal of a bully is to get a response from them.. If your child just walks away and doesn't fight back, the bullying might stop because your child isn't showing any response that it is irritating him or her.
  • Talk to Your Child:Ask your child what she has done at school herself in regards to the bullying. Go over with what worked and what didn't work to see what your child can do next. Work with them to come up with a plan in case he or she is bullied again.
  • Role Play with your Child:Role-play with your child of some situations that happened. You play the bully and let your child practice her responses. This will help your child with their confidence and be able to handle situations easier because they have practiced with you. 
Anti-Bullying Products:
Soap & Glory’s PROUD MOUTH™ Campaign
Soap & Glory has teamed up with the leading anti-bullying program in the U.S.,STOMP Out Bullying™, and created the PROUD MOUTH™ campaign! Over the next year, Soap & Glory will be donating $1 of everyBaby Doll Sexy Mother Pucker™ sold ($15 at Sephora and to help to help the STOMP Out Bullying™ HELPCHAT Line fund additional trained counselors to help kids who are being bullied and who are at-risk for suicide. The goal is to raise $25,000 for the cause.
Love this stuff! Great gloss with some intense plumping and serious shine.
Rock Candy Cares Collection
A portion of the proceeds from theRock Candy Cares collection will go toward supporting the vital initiatives of anti-bullying organizationLeave Out Violence (LOVE). An especially important cause given the start of the new school year, anti-bullying campaigns are an essential way to teach children to treat one another with respect and understanding. Collection includes: Plum Puzzle Long-Sleeve Tee, Blue Puzzle Long-Sleeve Tee, Gray Heart Long-Sleeve Tee, Black Heart Long-Sleeve Tee, Blue “Do Something” Long-Sleeve Tee, Navy “Be” Sweatshirt, Gray Heart Tank, available at Lester’s
For every one sold, Tanda will give a portion of profits to STOMP Out Bullying™. The Tanda Spot treatment puts the power of three combines blue light technology used by dermatologists with sonic vibration and gentle warming to help clear your blemishes. It sells for $49.00
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