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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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Ask Scarlett: How Can I Escape the Bully Who’s Everywhere? (Part 1 of 2)

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

About a month ago, I received a very heart-felt Ask Scarlett question from a mom (let’s call her Susan) and her 5th grade son (let’s call him Keith). There were so many layers to their questions that their e-mail to me was a full page – you know, if I printed it – and my private response to them was 4 pages! Now, how am I going to summarize this Q&A in a blog post?! Well, I decided I would need 2 posts. Today, I’ll answer Keith’s question. In a few days, I’ll answer Susan’s question. Keith writes: Last summer I was in a professional musical theatre show with mostly …

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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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Bully Baffler Scarlett Jones is Ready to Talk to Her Readers

Darling cartoon character Scarlett Jones wants to teach children how to Baffle That Bully

So, you’ve read the book Baffle That Bully! and met the heroine Scarlett Jones.  Scarlett showed you how to play The Game That Puts YOU in Control & Makes the Bully Lose Interest. But there is a lot of information packed into that little book of self-empowerment, isn’t there? As you’re learning to play the game and baffle YOUR bullies, Scarlett thought you might like to talk to her. Do you have some questions about how to play the game? Would you like some advice about how to handle a specific encounter with a bully? Could you use  a little extra support about how to keep your emotions under control when …

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