My daughter is almost 6 and she is a sweet and loving little girl, but she doesn't know how to stand up to other kids at school. I recently found out that one of her classmates pulled her hair and she didn't do or say anything about it. The thing is, if something happens to her, she waits a while to tell me about it and I want her to tell me right away so that I can help her. I don't want to promote violence because that solves nothing, but I also don't want my child to let people treat her any kind of way either.
I was picked on a lot in my elementary years and I fought sometimes to defend myself, but I never picked fights with anyone. I told my daughter that if someone hits her, that she has a right to defend herself and hit the person back then tell them to not hit her anymore. I know that a lot of parents and teachers are against that, but I feel that if every time someone does something to my child, and all she does is tell the teacher without defending herself, then not only will she be labeled as a tattle-tell, but she will be picked on constantly. It doesn't happen often, but I still don't want her to allow people to treat her bad. I was never taught how to stand up for myself and I want to make sure that I teach my daughter how to stand up for herself in school.
What are some good ways for my daughter to assert herself and get respect?
Answer by Sebbiemama at 7:39 AM on Jan. 28, 2011
Answer by AllAboutKeeley at 6:27 AM on Jan. 28, 2011
Answer by elizabr at 6:51 AM on Jan. 28, 2011
Answer by sweetpotato418 at 8:25 AM on Jan. 28, 2011
Answer by elizabr at 8:42 AM on Jan. 28, 2011