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Before you speak, THINK: Back to School and Bullying

Many of our kids are back at school this month. This means they are back to the daily grind of making friends, doing math, reading, playing, and in some cases interacting with bullies. Now not everyone deals with bullying head on. Some kids are being bullied, some kids are witnessing someone being bullied, and some kids are the bully.

We are not here to judge. Kids are human. They have bad days, bad weeks, and bad lives. They are immature, uneducated, and in many cases being guided improperly or not at all. So it is understandable that bullying exists in their world. It is a part of learning how to deal with emotions, other people, and the world around them. Now when it exists into adulthood is when it is an obvious problem, and in many cases a choice or lifestyle.

In many cases with kids it can be helped, or prevented. As parents we can make our kids aware of the damage caused by bullying. The damage it causes to the victim and the bully, and to the people around them. Bullying come sin many forms, physical, emotional, and cyber are the main ones in childhood. Girls tend to stick to gossip, rumors, and leaving other people out. In today’s world this can happen in person at school, sports, activities, neighborhoods, and on the internet. However, girls are perpetrators of physical bullying as well. Boys tend to be more physical than emotional, but can use both. Combating bullying can be difficult. One of the major ways it has been found to be effectively dealt with though is addressing it before it starts. This means making sure all kids understand the results of their behavior and treatment of others.

Teachers Pay Teachers has an excellent tool for kids to address their actions before they do or say something. THINK. 

This little acronym addresses the things you should consider before saying or doing something. It is a quick reminder to THINK before you speak.

If you have a student going back to school, or you are a teacher preparing a classroom try printing or ordering this little sign. It is an excellent reminder to try to be kind and not hurt others, even if we don’t mean to hurt them.

Here at The Boy’s Store we hope that everyone has a safe and fun new year at school, and that everyone THINK’s before they speak! Enjoy!

School Lunch: Bringing Back the Lunch!

It’s the most, wonderful time, of the year! Or at least it is when you’re a parent that has been stuck at home all summer with your kids. Just kidding. I love my kids. But I am definitely ready for them to be back in school full-time. I like my routine, and while summer is fun, so much gets ignored because of the lack of routine.

I also love to make sure my kids are eating enough, eating well, but I am not going broke. When they are home they eat three times what they eat during the school year. I like having them eat a packed lunch that is prepared with love , care, and has all the nutrition they need for their school day. I try to find lots of different ideas and pin them to my school lunch board. I get bored with the same foods over and over — so I know my kids must have the same problem — so I try to keep changing it up for them.

This month I found a new site, Belly Full. They had some incredible packed lunch ideas to put in my weekly lunch rotation. They range from the extravagant (make your own sushi), to the very simple (PB&J). You really will love the incredible ideas available. They even have some make-a-head freezer meals. I will definitely be using some ideas this week. I know build-your-own pizza will be a hit! Enjoy!

Back-to-School Sale!!

School is coming!!

Parents everywhere can be heard shouting for joy. I’m just over here thinking, I have to do back-to-school shopping? When you have kids there are certain things you have to do — back-to-school shopping is one of them. Every year the list gets longer. Every year the kids get bigger. So every year it costs more money.

This year with so many in school it feels like the money is just falling out of our pockets. This year I am prepared though. I am SALE shopping. It also just so happens that The Boy’s Store is having a back-to-school sale — how convenient. I can get items I know will last, are made of high quality, are stylish, and will not break the bank.

Right now at The Boy’s Store, you can get 35% off with the special back-to-school sale code — BTS2018 — remember all promo codes are case-sensitive so be sure to type them in exactly or copy and paste.

Get items like this Wes and Willy shirt, Boys Carnivore Shirt by Wes and Willy, for only $16 after you apply the back-to-school code! Or this Boys’ Burnout Hoodie by La Miniatura for $14. Hurry in for incredible back-to-school sale deals now!

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