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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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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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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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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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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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