Friday, May 28, 2010

Myth #5: Bullying is more likely to happen on the school bus than at school.

On the contrary, while some bullying does take place on the bus, it more commonly takes place at school on the playground, in the bathrooms, in the cafeteria, in the hallways, and in the classrooms. For the most part, teachers and students are unaware that the occurrances going on are even considered bullying! My thought is, if it's not positive or beneficial in some way, don't do it or say it!

Wow! Only a week left for the contest and book launch day! Things are gearing up locally as I am working with a local ice cream store to do the book launch event there! I'll be doing signings and giveaways and enjoying some ice cream! Should be a fun day! I'll post pictures and notes next weekend! Sign your kids up for the contest to win some prizes! Email a drawing or letter about how you prevent bullying to: sharleyte@gmail.com. Good luck!

Here's another funny question from Rick Frishman's Author 101 Newsletter: Why is the time of day with the slowest traffic called 'rush hour'?!! Enjoy the weekend and I'll see you Monday! Happy Memorial Day!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Myth #4: Bullying doesn't happen at our school.

It's true that bullying occurs more frequently at certain schools than others, but it can and does happen anywhere children and youth gather. Studies show that between 15%-25% of children in the United States are bullied with some frequency and 15%-20% admit that they bully other children with some frequency during the school term. A sad state of affairs that is continuing to escalate. Our children are the future leaders. Is this what we want our country and children to become? A nation of bullies? We must address this problem now. Get all the facts as well as solutions in the FREE eBOOK download coming out next Friday, June 4th! Don't miss out on the contest--it ends next Thursday! Send in your idea or picture showing how you would help prevent bullying and a winner will be chosen from each age category (5-7, 8-10, 11-13, and 14-16)!

Here's a funny question from Rick Frishman's Author 101 Newsletter: Why is it when you're driving around looking for an address, you turn down the volume on the radio?

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Myth #3: Bullying isn't serious-it's just kids being kids.

Today is the 3rd excerpt from my eBook coming out June 4th! Bullying can be extremely serious and can affect the child being bullied by hampering the child's academic work, as well as their mental and physical health. Children who are targeted by bullies are more likely to suffer from low self-esteem and have higher rates of depression, anxiety, lonliness and suicidal thoughts. As we have witnessed in the news recently, a child that is bullied can end up suffering a tragic end. A child that bullies, usually falls into other patterns of antisocial behaviors that are violent and troubling as well. The contest about the prevention of bullying is rolling along! ENTER TODAY for your chance to win a great prize, like clothing or gift cards! Good Luck and talk to you tomorrow!
On another note, I will be doing a radio interview with Rob McConnell from 'X' Zone Radio Talk Show! It is scheduled for next Tuesday, June 1st at 11 AM Pacific time. Listen in by going to xznb.net. The free podcast will be available on iTunes later that day after 3 PM Pacific time. Hope you get a chance to listen in! Let me know what you think! It will be an interesting show!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Myth #2: Most bullying takes a physical form.

Actually, the most common form of bullying, according to national studies, is verbal. Another common form that is seen a lot is social isolation, in which a child is forbidden to sit at certain tables, or play with certain kids, or even use the bathroom at certain times! The clock is ticking! Only 9 days left to ENTER THE CONTEST!!! Thursday, June 3rd the contest ends and I will pick one winner from each age group to receive a prize and be posted on my blog, as well as be announced at a special book launch I'm doing Friday, June 4th at Shave-It ice company in Santa Clarita, CA. That's right...my eBook, 12 Signs That Your Child May Be A Bully, will be out and available as a FREE eBook download on Friday, June 4th! GET YOURS THAT DAY and learn how to protect and help your children.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Myth #1: Bullying is nothing more than a conflict between kids.

Here is the second excerpt from my free eBook coming out June 4th. Bullying is nothing more than a conflict between kids. I'm afraid not. Bullying is a lot different from having a conflict. A conflict is a disagreement between two people and can usually be solved. Bullying involves a power imbalance and is usually repeated over more than one occasion. It concerns one child victimizing another child who has trouble defending him or herself. Yes, bullying is done by girls as well as boys. Come by tomorrow and get the 3rd excerpt from the book! Meanwhile, enjoy the site and ENTER the contest!!! It's in full swing and I've already had quite a few responses!

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