Friday, June 4, 2010

What a week!!!

Yesterday was the last day to enter the contest about bullying. Four winners were chosen from among the entries and they are: 5-7yr.olds-Jessie Rodriguez; 8-10yr.olds-Ryan Harley; 11-13yr.olds-Issibelle Sutaya; and the 14-16yr.olds-Peter Grayson. Great job everyone that entered! It was hard to choose. Prizes will be sent out upon return of the address confirmation. Congratulations! Today was book launch day and due to technical difficulties, the book can't be accessed! Wouldn't you know! People are working on it and hopefully, it will be able to be downloaded tomorrow! Check the site here each day and when the download button appears, it should be in working order. Great book and I know it will be a big help to all of you parents and teachers. Tomorrow I will have pictures from the book launch event where I was signing cards and giving away some freebies at Shave It ice cream store! A lot of people came by and it was a hit! It didn't hurt that it was 95 degrees here in Northern LA county! HaHa Well, have a great weekend and I'll talk to you tomorrow!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Myth #8: Children who are bullied need to learn how to deal with bullying on their own.

Certain kids have the motivation and skill set to handle a bully situation on their own, but some do not. And why would we want them to try to handle a situation they are incapable of handling?! Bullying is peer abuse and victimizes other children. Society doesn't expect victims of other forms of abuse to handle situations by themselves (child abuse, domestice abuse, etc.). It is unfair and unrealistic to expect our children to act like grown-ups when they're not. Many grown-ups do not even have the skills to handle these situations. Time to get closer to our children and start being involved in their lives! Communicate and listen to them. They don't expect too much from us--just that we care.
Today's the last day for the contest--entries have been rolling in and I can hardly wait to see who wins! Winners will be announced tomorrow on my site! Good luck everybody!
Also, tomorrow is the BIG DAY! My eBook, 12 Signs That Your Child May Be A Bully, will be available here as a FREE DOWNLOAD!!!! Get your copy right away and tell others where to get theirs! Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Myth#7: Children who become bullies are usually loners and don't have many friends.

On the contrary, children who bully others usually have a larger network of friends than the children they bully! More importantly, they tend to have a small group of friends that supports and encourages their bullying efforts. Kids that bully tend to show more leadership skills than their victims or even those kids who are not involved in bullying!
Tomorrow is the last day for the contest! Send your ideas of how you would prevent bullying to: sharleyte@gmail.com and you may win one of 4 prizes! Also, parents and teachers, look for the free eBook coming out Friday as a download from my site: 12 Signs That Your Child May Be A Bully. For those of you in Santa Clarita, there will be a book launch event at Shave It Friday at 3:30 PM! Come and enjoy the beginning of summer!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Myth #6: Children that are bullied will most likely tell an adult.

Adults are usually the last to know. Children for the most part will not report cases of bullying. Why? Because of fear of retaliation on the part of the bullies, or perhaps they feel the adults won't take their fears seriously or won't deal with the situation in an appropriate way. I hope that my eBook, 12 Signs That Your Child May Be A Bully, makes an impact on the problem of bullying across the nation. It comes out on Friday, June 4th as a free download from my site here, so tell everyone you know who may benefit from it. Let's get this information out and protect our children! The Stop Bullying contest ends in two more days, Thursday, June 3rd, so make sure you enter by emailing your ideas or drawings to me at: sharleyte@gmail.com. I'll announce the prizes Friday night after the book launch event in Santa Clarita!

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