My cousin has a little boy who is a year older than my son. He's always fighting w/ my son and hits and kicks him. My son NEVER fights back because we try to teach him to be respectful of other people. I've tried keeping them away from each other but it doesn't work. What should I do?? I don't know how to tell my cousin w/ out making her mad. When she gets mad the family gets mad at me like I'm trying to start stuff.Answer Question
Answer by feesharose at 3:30 AM on Nov. 23, 2008
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Answer by lanckn at 10:08 AM on Nov. 23, 2008
I have gone through something similar to this and after agonizing over what to do, I told my son that if he had to hit someone that was hitting him first, that I would not get upset with him for defending himself. One time he was having a hard time walking and when I asked him what happened he told me his shoe was tight, so I took the shoe off and saw a huge bruise on the top of his foot, I started to cry and called the kids mom that night. "Boys will be boys" she said.
After that I watched every movement between my son and the kid for days until I saw the kid slap my son. I went over to them and told my son to hit him back until he finally did. I would like to keep them separated, but I'm glad my son finally got over that initial fear of hitting the kid back.
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Answer by Se-Se at 10:54 AM on Nov. 23, 2008