Monday, July 18, 2016

How to Stand Up to Your Enemies at School: 4 Steps

Standing up for what you believe in is one of the most important skills you'll need in life. People in life will always try to knock you down, but as long as you get back up, you're showing them that you can stand for what you believe in. If you're being bullied, it's probably just because the bully is jealous of you. You should always remember that you're powerful and can conquer anything. Be strong!

To keep bullies at bay and to prevent future bullying, kids need to know how to stand up to a bully. Aside from developing their assertiveness skills, building their self-esteem and improving their social skills, they also need practical tools on how to handle bullying situations.

Avoid bullying hot spots. Sometimes all it takes to prevent bullying is to avoid places where bullies hang out. These bullying hot spots include areas like the far corners of the playground, vacant hallways, bathrooms, locker rooms and the back of the bus. Be sure your child knows where these spots are located and that he/she avoids them or travels with a buddy when possible.


Learn to ignore them. No matter how hard this is, it is more mature. They want to get a reaction from you, so don't grant them your attention. 
Report the bullying to an adult. Be sure your child knows that the best way to prevent bullying is to report it. Without adult intervention, bullying often will continue or escalate. Make sure you also talk about the reasons why kids don’t tell others they are being bullied and be sure your children know that you understand their fears. Stress that while it takes a lot of strength and courage to report bullying, it is the smartest way to handle this type of situation.
 Build self-esteem. Self-esteem is a core component of bullying prevention. Kids with a healthy self-esteem are more confident and capable. Self-esteem also can help prevent bullying. Bullies are often looking for an easy target – someone who will react to their taunts and teases.
  • If you are being bullied, often it is best to get a teacher or parent involved from the start rather than taking matters in to your own hands, especially if you are dealing with a group of bullies.
  • Remember to ask the adult to deal with the problem without letting your enemies know that it was you who told them.
  • Remember to never let the person who made fun of you know that they made you sad. Instead, you have to act confident and give them a sign that you don't care what they think about you.


Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Hope you had a great 4th of July!

Did you have a fun holiday, SUPPORTER?

I feel so blessed because mine was spent with family, enjoying what could only be described as a picture-perfect day at the beach. While Independence Day is a time we barbecue with friends and watch the night light up with fireworks, it’s also a time to honor those before us whose leadership gave rise to the great country we are lucky enough to call home.

I view BWTE  much the same way, as it is the fortitude of extraordinary supporters that has enabled our Organization to successfully serve the City of Angels for 6 incredible years. Though many of you may know our wonderful founder and administrative staff, what you may not know is much of our work is accomplished because of the dedication and guidance of our LA Board of Directors

For the last four years, we’ve been fortunate to have Eric Devezin as our Founder of BWTE. His passion for our work and drive to strengthen our impact helped us achieve milestones. We’ve reached a historic high for membership to support almost 67,000 children in realizing their potential in spirit, mind and body. As well, we set a new record for our teen-self esteem workshop enrollment, as more than 200 kids will not only be stranger danger-safe this summer, but also will have gained the confidence and discipline for success beyond the classroom. Our “Go Summer” teen initiative is also doing phenomenally well, welcoming more than 600 teens to the groups podcast-- live interaction so they can enjoy a free membership while staying active and engaged throughout the summer.

As we celebrated the 4th of July thanks to the leadership of others, I’m inspired by how far BWTE has come because of the volunteerism of Eric, Kyle and the superb leaders who have served with and before them.

Just remember, you needn’t be a Board Member to make a difference. Volunteering can be simple, easy, and, most of all, fun. To learn how you can help shape BWTE’s legacy in your community, sign up online for more information.

Thanks so much for being part of our work. I hope you and yours are enjoying a truly spectacular summer.

With gratitude,

Jessie J.
Staff Administrator

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Water Changes Everything

God has been at work with Beauty Within~Teen Esteem

As the temperatures continue to rise and we take Water Walks to The Streets of Tarzana to hand out bottles of cold water, I am reminded of this Bible verse from John 4:13-14:
Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”

Thank you for not only meeting the physical needs of beloved human beings, but helping them experience God’s redeeming love. May the Lord bless you for your faithfulness.

With deepest gratitude,

  Eric Devezin, Founder

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Children on the run are blameless victims of events outside of their control

Their stories are heartbreaking. We want to share just one with you.

Troy was only 16 when he was threatened to be killed by his farther for being gay. He fled the country alone, leaving his family behind to seek a place where he could grow up without violence.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

You're number one

You read right. We think you're number one. Why? Because we wouldn't be where we are today without your support.

Yesterday, BWTE Advisor announced that BeautyWithin~TeenEsteem ranked number one in the Top 500 World list for 2016. We're thrilled, humbled and, most of all, grateful to you. You've shared our stories, donated to our campaigns and told your friends about an organization that not many people know about.

With your support, we've reached 10 million people worldwide – and that makes you a #BWTEnumber1.

With gratitude,

The BWTE USA team

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Saturday, June 18, 2016

Join Eric Devezin & Beauty Within~Teen Esteem for a Mommy & Me Shopping Party at California Place, June 25th

Everyone knows that Devezin Beauty is a favorite beauty brand, and a big part of my summer activities. Globe trotting makeup pro, Eric Devezin launched his empire in 2010, consisting of  colorful collection of makeup products, beach bags, skincare, swimsuits, and bedding. BWTE is co-hosting a super fun shopping party with MAKEUP DESIGNER  Eric Devezin himself on June 25th in Tarzana, from 2-5PM. Join Eric Devezin  and BWTE to shop the stunning new summer collection, and be sure to bring your little style stars to enjoy our Candy Shop sweet treat bar. To RSVP  click here.

You can almost close your eyes and be transported: feel the grass under the picnic blanket, sand on the beach, and see the blooms push through the soil….it’s summertime in California!

Floral crowns will be given to moms and girls


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