Amazon Giveaway – The “Tail” of Rugby Jones: A Rascal’s Journey from Disability to Ability (The Wit & Wisdom of a Lovable Dog with a Disability) Hey! That’s me! This is so exciting because tomorrow we will be offering an Amazon Giveaway and you might win! How cool is that? We sure hope that you win, especially if you know a child dealing with any difference or special need or one who is being bullied and that’s hard! Just ask me because I know all about it from my own experiences.
I want kids to have fun with my story but I also want them to learn a lot! And there is so much in my “Tail.” I teach kids a lot about animals like dogs, horses, cats, foxes and raccoons. There are stories about people too! The best part is that this book is all about me! How cool is that? Very cool, I think and I bet you will think so too.
It’s exciting to make this book available to win by offering an Amazon Giveaway. Do you want to know why? Well it’s because of all the kids who are having a hard time dealing with life and the adversities they must face and overcome. Some kids are in wheelchairs like I am and some have other differences. They may be blind, deaf, short, black, white, tall, wide or they may speak a different language, have a different religion or have a learning disability like Autism or Asperger’s. I cant list all of the differences because there are too many.
I show kids how important it is to be understanding and accept kids with differences. Even more importantly, I give them support in gaining self-esteem and taking pride in the person they are! Just wait until you give my book to a child or read it to a child. You will be happy with the reaction that you see. Kids love me and they know how much I love every one of them!
So, to get back to the giveaway, there are a couple of things you need to know. When you enter, we just need you to answer two questions.
- Do you know a child who is different or has special needs or is being bullied?
- What kind of books does he or she enjoy?
The possible answers are listed and so it is easy. You can pick two or more of the following:
- Different/Special Needs
- Uplifting Stories
- True Stories or Biographies
- Fun and Entertaining Stories
That’s all there is to it! Oh! And the giveaway will only run for 7 days so spread the word and get your entry in before the deadline! It will begin on November 5, 2016.
Kids worry about school starting because they may not know what to do or where to go. Whether they are popular or not they will still worry. Kids with special needs worry more because of the complexities that they must face. Whenever a new school year begins, all kids need to know what to expect.
There are a lot of things that parents can do so that their children will feel more confident. Since most schools offer the opportunity for parents and children to visit prior to the first day of school, the task should be an easy one. Hopefully your child’s school does have a plan in place so that it will be a simple process. When your child’s school doesn’t have a plan, you will have to make your own arrangements.
To illustrate, you can make a call and talk to someone at the school and relate your concerns. During the call, ask if your child can meet his or her teachers. Additionally, ask for a map of the school so that you and your child can get to know where things are. Remember that it is especially important for children to know where their classrooms, the cafeteria, locker and rest rooms are.
Finally, one of the best gifts that parents and teachers can do for a child is to find a buddy who knows where things are and one who will be willing to sit with the child at lunch. As we all know, it is demoralizing to have to sit alone. Even more, it offers bullies a good opportunity to make fun of a child.
These things may not seem important to you as an adult but please don’t dismiss their concerns. The issue becomes magnified when children are going to a new school or when they have special needs. In addition, kids worry about being bullied if they don’t know where they are going or what they need to do.
In addition, parents please talk to your children about helping out new kids. After that, talk to them about bullying and let them know that you will not tolerate it.
Specifically Kids Worry about Things Like:
· Will I know where to go for my classes?
· Will anyone sit with me at lunch?
· Will I be able to find my locker?
· Will I be able to open my locker?
· Will I be able to find the rest room when I need to?
· Will I get on the right bus?
· Will kids like me?
· Will I make new friends?
We would love to hear your suggestions as to help children prepare for the start of the new school year.