Today I got a note from the teacher saying, "punched child in stomached because child took his lunch card." when I read that I stared laughing. I did speak with him and told him while I'm proud of him for standing up for himself next time he should inform a grown-up. When I was little I was taught that if some one messes with you or picks on you to "give them hell" while I never told my son that to me another person taking his lunch card is the equivilat of them taking his lunch money. I know the other child couldn't use it but also why did the kid take it from my DS in the first place?
**UPDATE**Okay first of all I read the posts and I saw alot of moms are saying I am raising a bully. Okay that's your opinion and you are entitled to it. We do not teach to hit first but if push comes to shove then what else is there to do? I did speak with my son about walking away first and letting a teacher or adult know what was going on. While I was taught to fight back I tell my son ONLY and if the child hits him more than once or pursuse him after he walks away from them. I did not laugh about the note infront of him I was actually in another room when I read the note. When I was my sons age I got picked on and hit quite a bit but never hit back and told the teacher and I was branded a "tattletale". Some of you out there are probably familiar with that term. I was always picked on but because I never EVER did anything about it. I was a constant target all through elementary school up until the day I got beat up because some other kids thought they wouldn't get in trouble for doing it. So yeah I would rather my son NOT experience alot of the same that I went through so excuse me if I am a little proud that my son won't take being bullied laying down. I did speak with the teacher and apparently this child who took my sons card from him has been messing with him at school and the teacher does keep them apart but that particular day the child decided to get out of his place in line to walk over and snatch the card from my son. So really who is the bully? Thank you all for your replys wheather they are supportive or not.