I have one on each side. My oldest is a bully, my lil one is very passive. Personally I see no bully issue like everyone keeps bitching about. I was bullied as a kid, then in HS I was the bully. No one ever killed themselves because I beat them up... I am going to teach my kids to be proud of themselves no matter who they want to be. I'm not a nice, passive person. I don't think it's a good way to be. But I'm not the bully I once was. I think there is a middle road and hope I can teach my kids that.
I don't think you have a shot in this world if you are nice. You have to be forceful sometimes. And if my kids are the bully, I will just have to explain to them that those other kids aren't worth them getting in trouble. But if they aren't physical, I see no issue. If they are bullied, I will teach them to teach that other kid a lesson they aren't gonna forget!
at 9:59 AM on Jul. 12, 2009