Last night we were at my sister/brother-in-law's house. Their son ( 2 1/2) hit my daughter (3 1/2) in the face five times over the course of four hours. Each time was hard enough to leave a red mark and at one point she actually wet her pants because she was so upset by it. My BIL would then chase down the child, take him in his bedroom (to spank him?), and have him apologize to my daughter and give her a hug.
My question isn't how to deal with their child, but how to handle mine. I don't want to raise her to be a doormat or to be picked on, but how do you do that? Someone at the house asked her "well, did you hit him back?" (*Not* an option.) I did tell her - after we got home - that she would not be spending time with him until he learned not to hit.
It should be noted that I am not the type of person to make a show of somethng, or to angrily comment or scoop up my child and storm out of the house. I am not looking to change *their* behavior, I'm looking to effectively teach my daughter to not be bullied.
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