how would you handle bullies? (just a friendly debate)
i kinda wanted to see some other moms views on how they teach(or will teach) their kids to handle bullies. growing up my father always told me, "you dont start the fight, you finish it". i have instilled this in my children. now i am not by any means encourageing them to fight but when is enough really enough? my rule is if you are being bullied you tell the teacher, if it continues you tell the principle, only then if nothing is done are they to fight back. it was a hard lesson learned with my sister. she had this girl that beat her ass every day in middle school. i went to the teachers, principle, and even the schoolboard as did my parents and nothing was done. i took her aside and told her, "listen, if it happens again, hit her back and make it count because you are only going to get one shot to prove you arnt someone to screw with" well she did and broke the girls nose(i didnt think she was going to hit her that hard lol but hey even i wanted to at that point) the girl never touched her again. after 4 black eyes, 2 pairs of broken glasses, a knocked out tooth and countless bloody noses it was finally over. she never had an issue again.
so, how far is too far before your child takes it into their own hands?