Would you allow your child to fight back against a bully?
First define what a bully is. Is it a kid who constantly is picking on others weaker than themselves or is kids who get into squabbles on the playground?
A post on facebook has the parent telling her DD to fight back.The reason is becasue the teachers have been told of two incidents where her child was "picked on" by another. The mom is pissed that nothing has been immediately done about the situation and has told her daughter to "fight" back, not to take an ass whooping. She ended her post with, "Is it wrong?"
Hum, I think it is. I feel that telling her DD to fight is bringing her DD to the level of kid who does not know or maybe understand how to communicate with another person. (there was more detail in her post as to what has actually happend) I also think it encourages a big head on the one "fighting back" and wanting to intimidate others because she can, which makes even more bullies in the world, not to mention the mom is acting like a bully as well.
I am a laid back person so to speak. I will not others push me around, I do stick up for myself, but I use words IRL to do it. Sometimes its some colorful words, but words, not fists.