Category Archives: Parenting a Bullied Child

Ask Scarlett: How Can I Help My Child Escape the Bully Who’s Everywhere? (Part 2 of 2)

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

NOTE: When Scarlett answers questions from children and tweens, both of our authors (mother and daughter) are speaking as Scarlett. To answer parents’ questions, anti-bullying advocate and speaker Amy Jones Anichini, the mom of our mother/daughter writing team, takes the lead as she does in today’s post. Remember 5th grader Keith and his mom Susan who asked for advice about how to escape the bully who seems to be everywhere? We had so much to say to this mother and son that we needed 2 blog posts to cover it all. Make sure you read Part 1 of 2: Scarlett’s Response to Keith first. Then, come back here for Part 2 of 2 …

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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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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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