I would much rather my child to have an ouchie that can be bandaged rather than have their feelings hurt.
My son goes to mothers day out twice a week for a couple of hours. There are a couple of boys there that are older and not so nice. He shruggs it off when they don't want him around but it hurts MY feelings for him. Also, there is a little girl there that scratches and hits him often. He says he thinks she looooves him. (he's 4) I told him to say, "girl if you love me, just tell me. Don't beat me up!"
I don't want him to be a push over!