One Child’s Journey From Bullying Victim to Youth Anti-Bullying Advocate

Chase Anichini Co-Author of Baffle That Bully! and Youth Anti-Bullying Advocate

In honor of National Bullying Prevention Month, Chase Anichini, Co-Author of Baffle That Bully, decided to share her story in her own words with our readers. Chase’s story first appeared on My Kindness Counts; we thank them for their support and for spotlighting youth who are making a difference in other people’s lives. Chase believes it’s important to share her experience so other kids know they are not alone, it can happen to anyone, & you CAN play a role in stopping it. Chase is living proof that you don’t have to be a victim of bullying just because you’re a target of bullying.   My Experience With Bullying: Hi! …

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Building Confidence: One of the Keys to Bully-Proofing Your Child

Letter written by a child to a bully: Dear Bully, You no longer have any power over me!

When your child has been the target of bullying, the whole family can dread the first day of a new school year … and all the days that follow. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if our children informed their bullies that the jig is up, so the bully might as well quit trying to torment them? I picture my child writing a note and handing copies to everyone who has ever verbally or emotionally bullied her. It goes something like this:   Well, even if we can’t get our children to go this extreme, we can help them develop this mindset: there is no way you’re going to win, bully! If …

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New Book Review Calls Baffle That Bully a Great Resource & Strategy Guide for Parents

We are so excited to share this positive book review of Baffle That Bully! Scott Scheff calls Baffle That Bully “a great resource and strategy guide to prepare your child just in case or for dealing with any type of stressful or negative situation.” Thank you to Scott Scheff for the lovely review and to Sue Scheff for sharing it on her blog. You can read Scott Scheff’s Full Review of Baffle That Bully here.

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Don’t Let Anyone Bring You Down!

Sunny day at beach with empowering quote: Don't Let Anyone Bring You Down

  “Don’t Let Anyone Bring You Down!” – Scarlett Jones One of many positive quotes by Baffle That Bully! ********** We encourage you to: Share, Re-Post, Like, Download, Print, or otherwise use to empower someone! Please don’t alter in any way. BaffleThatBully.com MUST remain on the image.  

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We CAN Control How We Feel

Empowering quote from Baffle That Bully heroine Scarlett: We CAN control how we FEEL about what rude or mean people say

  “We simply can’t control what comes out of other people’s mouths. However, we can control how we feel about what they say” – Scarlett Jones One of many positive quotes by Baffle That Bully! ********** We encourage you to: Share, Re-Post, Like, Pin, Download, or Print as a reminder that you are the only one who gets to decide how you feel! Please don’t alter in any way. BaffleThatBully.com MUST remain on the image.  

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Believe in Yourself

Confidence building quote written in sand at beach: Believe in Yourself

  “Believe in Yourself” One of many positive quotes by Baffle That Bully! ********** We encourage you to: Share, Re-Post, Like, Pin, Download, Print, or otherwise use to remind someone of how great they are! Please don’t alter in any way. BaffleThatBully.com MUST remain on the image.  

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Happiness is a Decision

Baffle That Bully original artwork and quote from the heroine of the book Scarlett: Happiness is a Decision

    “Happiness is a Decision” – Scarlett Jones One of many positive quotes by Baffle That Bully! ********** We encourage you to: Share, Re-Post, Like, Pin, Download, Print, or otherwise use to brighten someone’s day! Please don’t alter in any way. BaffleThatBully.com MUST remain on the image.  

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Chase Anichini, Co-Author of Baffle That Bully, Receives Award from The Optimist Club

Children's Challenge Award from The Optimist Club Presented to Chase Anichini Co-Author of Baffle That Bully

We are thrilled to announce that Chase Anichini has received the Vic Kops Children’s Challenge Award from The Optimist Club of Del Mar/Solana Beach in the area of Humanities – Writing/Drama. The Vic Kops Children’s Challenge Awards are given to elementary school aged children who have challenged themselves to achieve excellence in one of six categories (Arts, Community Service, Courage, Fellowship, Humanities, and Science) at a young age. Chase was recognized for taking the negative experience of being bullied and transforming it into something  positive and enduring. She co-wrote Baffle That Bully! to help other bullied children realize that they are not alone and that they have the power to change …

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Ask Scarlett: How Should I Respond to Fake Love Notes?

Darling cartoon character Scarlett Jones the heroine of Baffle That Bully wants to help children handle encounters with bullies and mean kids

I’m so excited to have my very first Ask Scarlett question! Whenever I get a question, I’ll send a private e-mail answer to the person who asked, and then I’ll share a mini-version of the Q&A here at BaffleThatBully.com. That way, we can all learn from each other’s experiences, and no one will feel like he or she is the only one facing these problems. Before I post anything, I will change your name and the names of anyone else you mention. By the way, in case you hadn’t noticed, I’m a bit of a girly-girl; so if you’re a girl who’s asking me a question, be forewarned that I might …

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The Signs of Bullying I Should Have Seen

14 Signs of Bullying can help parents determine if their child is a target of bullying

When I look at my daughter today, I see a happy, loving, vibrant, confident 10-year-old. No one would ever guess that she struggled for 2 years with bullies who constantly picked on her, called her names, and told her that nobody liked her. Even though she is fine, I still want to kick myself for not realizing sooner that my child was the target of bullying. Were there signs that I missed? Should I have read more into her behaviors? The answers, of course, are yes. But I’m not going to beat myself up with thoughts of “what if …” or “if only I had …” Instead, I’m going to …

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