I love this. I know I’m not supposed to. But I do. I’ve watched it about 10 times.
Why you ask? I was not bullied a lot as a kid but I was enough to hate school. I got picked on a good bit for my stuttering among other things. I probably did my own share of bullying, for which I look back on in horror. I also finished up my High School years at a school where I was really scared some days.
You might also ask, “Is this what you would ask your kids to do”?
I would ask them to walk away. But if they did do this I would tell them to never do it again. And while they were suspended I would buy them toys, take them to Chuck-E-Cheese, Yogurt Mountain and we’d stay up late watching Bugs Bunny cartoons. And then I would give them extra kisses.
And probably ask them to not do it again…with a wink.
Thank goodness. I thought it was going to be Rebecca Black. I was all ready to defriend and unfollow you!I would probably follow you line of parenting.
Not long ago I talked with Jack very frankly about the fact that, if someone else at school should try to hurt him, and he can’t get away or get them to stop, he should feel free to defend himself. I told him that regardless of what trouble this might get him in with his teachers, he would never be in trouble with me/us for defending himself.By the way, I also told him that he should stand up for others who are being hurt, too— especially those who can’t defend themselves.
I have always taught my boys that although they should never start a fight, they are free to protect themselves and others and will not be punished at home for doing so.On a recent vacation, my five year old son was standing on a small raised platform with some other kids, looking through a window at the operating machinery of a tram car we were going to ride. An older boy pushed his own sister off the platform and pushed another kid's head into the glass. He then looked at my son and said 'I am going to smash your head into the window.' The words had no sooner left his lips when my son shoved the kid backwards off the platform and onto the floor. The kid's parents who had witnessed the whole thing from the beginning gave me a foul look. I just shrugged my shoulders and patted my boy on the head.