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My son is 5, he's a great kid but he does not stick up for himself. A kid can push him, hit him, kick him and he will do NOTHING.Even though it kills me, I have recently stopped intervening because he needs to learn to stand up for himself, he'll be starting school in August and I won't be there to intervene for him anymore. For the most part, when we go out and some kid is being a little jerk to him, his/her parents are too busy chatting it up with someone else and aren't paying attention to their child's behavior. I've talked to him about it over and over and over...I'm running out of ideas, how do I handle this?Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 2:36 PM on Jun. 28, 2012 in School-Age Kids (5-8)
Answer by kmath at 2:38 PM on Jun. 28, 2012
Answer by feralxat at 2:47 PM on Jun. 28, 2012
Taekwondo. The dojang (dough-jangh, like majohng) we go to REALLY works with the Tiny Tigers (2-6 age group) to improve their self confidence and how to stand up for themselves.
From our school's website:
Tiny Tigers Our Tiny Tigers are fierce and cute! Ages 2 through 6 are welcome to train with us and learn basic skills that will advance to later programs. Our small students learn focus, attention to detail and concentration early in our program and have a great time doing it. Parents will see a notable boost in self-esteem in their children. With our program and martial arts techniques, your shy and timid child will soon become more assertive in varying aspects of life outside of our studio.
Answer by Rosehawk at 3:25 PM on Jun. 28, 2012
Answer by meooma at 3:59 PM on Jun. 28, 2012
Answer by Rosehawk at 4:09 PM on Jun. 28, 2012
Answer by GlitteribonMom at 2:27 AM on Jul. 28, 2012