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You Have Power

Red to orange gradient background with empowering quote: The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any

  “The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” – Alice Walker You have power! Believe it. We understand just how powerless you can feel when people are being mean to you or emotionally and verbally bullying you. But we want to remind you that you do have the right to be yourself and the power to hold your head high. The bullies are the ones with the problem – not you. Sometimes it’s helpful to learn some steps for managing encounters with bullies, mean kids, or even rude adults. Baffle That Bully teaches 3 steps to follow each time you encounter …

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With Just One Smile

Parchment paper background with positive quote: With just one smile you can make a person's day. That person might even be you!

    “With just one smile you can make a person’s day. That person might even be you!” by Amy Jones Anichini, Co-Author of Baffle That Bully! Positive Quotes artwork from BaffleThatBully.com ********** We encourage you to: Share, Re-Post, Like, Pin, Download, or Print as a reminder that the simplest of gestures, such as a smile, can make all the difference. Please don’t alter in any way. Original quote, person or character to whom quote is attributed, and BaffleThatBully.com MUST remain on the image.

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Our Ability to Control How Negative Forces Impact Our Lives from “A Platform for Good”

Amy Jones Anichini Co-Author of Baffle That Bully and Anti-Bullying Advocate

1/1/15 Update: FOSI recently changed the name of A Platform for Good to Good Digital Parenting. This article and all links have been updated to reflect that change. After our Co-Author Amy Jones Anichini wrote The Power of Positive Communication for FOSI’s Good Digital Parenting, they invited her to contribute another article. This time, Amy discusses how we can take control of negative encounters with other people and make steps toward breaking the cycle of negativity that seems so prevalent these days. When you’re on the receiving end of harsh words, you feel hurt and powerless. You might think your only options are retaliating or retreating into yourself to try …

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No One Can Make You Feel Small

Blue sky background with empowering quote: No one can make you feel small unless you agree to feel small.

  “No one can make you feel small unless you agree to feel small” – Tiger Lily Positive Quotes artwork from 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. Original quote, person or character to whom quote is attributed, and BaffleThatBully.com MUST remain on the image.  Quote source: “What Makes the Brave Man Brave” song from Disney’s Peter Pan Jr. musical.        

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The Power of Positive Communication from “A Platform for Good”

Amy Jones Anichini Co-Author of Baffle That Bully and Anti-Bullying Advocate

1/1/15 update: FOSI recently changed the name of A Platform for Good to Good Digital Parenting. This article and links have been updated to reflect that change. Baffle That Bully! co-author Amy Jones Anichini wrote an article recently about the ripple effect of positive communication for A Platform for Good (now called Good Digital Parenting) – a division of the Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI). You can read the full article here: The Power of Positive Communication It’s amazing how what starts with just one person can spread. Today, try to improve your relationship with someone (your child, your spouse, a friend or co-worker) by giving that person your full, …

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Baffle That Bully Co-Authors to Speak at CSROA Bullying Conference 2013 in San Diego

Amy Jones Anichini and Chase Anichini: Baffle That Bully Co-Authors, Anti-Bullying Advocates, Speakers

  We are thrilled to announce that Baffle That Bully Co-Authors Amy Jones Anichini and Chase Anichini will be speaking at the California School Resource Officers’ Association (CSROA) Bullying Conference 2013 in SanDiego Oct 28-29th.  Our session is entitled Baffle That Bully: A Mother and Daughter Share Their Story and Strategy for Empowering the Target. We’ll cover 5 main topics: 1. How we discovered our child was the target of emotional and verbal bullying 2. Who helped in making things better 3. The 3 Step Strategy we created that helped our daughter turn encounters with bullies into a game 4. How we transformed this negative experience into something positive 5. …

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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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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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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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