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“Our daughter, Patty, in the center of the picture, was nine when she was bullied nearly to death, leaving us a suicide note. Thankfully, we found it, pulled her from the school, got her into counseling, and started our #PattyStrong campaign.”

Teresa, Patty’s mom, has since used the anti-bullying wristbands to get the message out about bullying in our schools and the damage it can cause. Some 13 million kids are bullied in US schools each year. This is one mother’s efforts to shed light on an ongoing threat to kids and how it affects them and their families. Using various hashtags, Teresa has been able to make quite a push in spreading the word to stop bullying. Through supportive messages of solidarity and positive reminders, her campaign has made a difference.

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“We probably ordered from you eight times,” said Teresa, who also says she has been able to distribute bracelets to hundreds of kids in her area’s schools.

To learn more about Patty’s story and others, head over to thebullyproject.com to see how you can help the cause. If you’d like to use awareness wristbands for your own campaign against bullying, check out our options for custom bracelets and ideas to get started.

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Summer is fading fast. School is here for some and just around the corner for many! Today we’re featuring our top ten school wristband uses:

10. Events

Silicone wristbands can make a great souvenir for memorable school events like homecoming, dances, or other student body activities. More durable than Tyvek, they can also be used as a way to keep track of ticketing and entry.

9. Thank-you

Custom wristbands can be a great way to say thank you to teachers, volunteers, PTA members, and administration. Here’s one example of how parents banded together and used wristbands to thank teachers.

8. Support

Silicone bracelets are often used as memorial bands or to demonstrate support for class members or staff going through tough times. Here’s an example of silicone bands supporting a high school coach through cancer, or wristbands being used to raise funds for a sister school after a hurricane.

7. Graduation

Custom wristbands make a great way to commemorate graduation — even sixth-grade graduation. Bands that read “Class of ____” are some of our most popular school wristband choices. For more graduation ideas, try this article on high school graduation traditions.

6. Clubs

Mark club membership and support by using wristbands for clubs: chess, art, drama, debate, etc. Different benefits and ways to use silicone bracelets for identification, pride, raising awareness, and fundraising can be found here.

5. Achievement Programs

Some teachers and administration like to use wristbands as part of reading, studying, or achievement programs. They can be used as either a reward for success in the program or be used to launch and garner attention towards and serve as a reminder for the program.

4. Sports

Track, football, soccer, cheer, basketball… custom sports wristbands are great for building team spirit (and fundraising) for school sporting events and teams. Here are ways to use wristbands for fundraising, building awareness, tournaments, and more.

3. Excellence

Schools often use wrist bands to promote and reward excellence in behavior and good deeds. One school used wristbands to promote kindness.

2. Awareness

 

Whether the cause is staying drug-free, stopping bullying, a suicide prevention message, health commitment, or Walk-to-School Day, wrist bands are a tangible, wearable reminder of the cause or promise and a great way to spread awareness among students and staff. Give them out at an assembly or classroom event to build awareness and even save lives.

1. SCHOOL SPIRIT

School mascot/school spirit wristbands are the number one most popular back-to-school wristband from Reminderband. They are used to fundraise, given out at assemblies or activities, worn around the school, and build school pride. They can also be used to commemorate anniversaries

For more school bracelet or wristband ideas and examples see http://www.reminderband.com/designed/school-bracelets.

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Back to school is here! Young children have mixed emotions on starting this new adventure, we have found some amazing tips from About.com on how to help your kids cope with back to school!

Downplay the milestone. Ratcheting up expectations and highlighting the first day of kindergarten as a really big deal with a capital “D” is likely to backfire if all the fuss makes your child more nervous than he already is.

Instead, try to compare kindergarten to something he is already familiar with, such as preschool or even a kids’ music class he may have enjoyed. Explain that kindergarten will be a place where he will make friends and have fun, just like he may have done with groups of kids before. And as tempting as it might be to record your child’s first day at kindergarten, do leave the video camera at home.

Connect school to home. Some schools arrange for teachers to meet with students before school starts. Talk to your child’s school about arranging a visit before the first day of kindergarten. Some teachers also ask parents to send in a family photo to be posted in the classroom to help kids feel more connected to their home life while at school. Similarly, having a copy of the daily activities schedule and talking to your child about his day at school can help bring school into the home.

Read a book together about starting school. Reading about other children who might have fears and anxiety about starting school may be comforting to kids who are experiencing the same feelings. Elizabeth Kennedy, About.com’s Guide to Children’s Books, has compiled an excellent list of books about starting school.

Try to minimize your own anxiety. Just as it’s perfectly normal for your child to feel some anxiety on the first days of kindergarten, it’s absolutely normal for you to feel anxious when you see your child upset. And it’s also understandable that you may experience some frustration when you see other children playing happily and your child is still clinging to your legs for dear life.

But here is the most important thing for you to remember: Your child will adjust to his new classroom eventually. It may take some kids a bit longer than others, but the fact is that it will happen, especially if you respond with understanding and patience and keep your eyes on the prize: a happy child who loves going to school and seeing his friends (it will happen!).

Don’t stay too long. Reassure your child that you will be back and say a quick goodbye. Lingering will only make it more difficult for your child to see you go, and she will cry harder the next time because she will see that it’s an effective way to get you to stay. As wrenching as it may be for you to walk away while your child is crying, chances are that she will be playing happily soon after you are out of sight. But don’t sneak out as this may undermine your child’s trust and could worsen separation anxiety.

Identify his anxiety. What exactly is he afraid of? Talk to your child and find out what he is worried about. Is he concerned that you won’t return? Is he afraid that someone will be mean to him? Or that he won’t know where the bathroom is or that he won’t know what he’s supposed to do? Once you establish what his specific fears are you will be better able to address his concerns and work with your child and his teacher to find ways to handle them.

Have faith in the teachers. Your child will hardly be the only one in the classroom who experiences separation anxiety, nor will he be the first one the teachers have had to comfort after mom, dad, or a caregiver are gone. Experienced teachers will be ready with morning routines, songs, games, and other fun activities to get your child into the swing of things while she adjusts to her new surroundings.

Send along a favorite comfort object. If your child has a favorite lovey, ask your child’s teacher if you can send it along. Most schools have a policy of allowing kids to bring such objects to school but restrict them to cubbies or backpacks and only let kids take them out during rest time. In many cases, just having a favorite comfort object nearby can give kids a sense of security.

Don’t put a time limit on how long it should take. For some kids, first day kindergarten anxiety may not last beyond a few days if they happen at all. For others, tears and school fears may go on for weeks. Just as each child has his own individual set of experiences and personality and anxiety that may be influencing his feelings about starting school, the time it takes to adjust to school will vary from one child to another.

Before you know it, your reluctant kindergartener will look forward to seeing his friends at school and participating in the activities and games in class. Whether your child’s kindergarten anxiety lasts a few days or a few months, it will be a phase she will go through as she grows into a confident grade-schooler.

We have found that something to remind them of family can be a great place to start! At Reminderband we can make custom “family” bracelets with your last name, family quote or crest. Check out our site http://www.reminderband.com/ for easy customization or call our customer service team at 1-800-922-5401!

 
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