I am very capable of being an understanding and neutral person. I try to understand both sides of a story before making a decision. However, I am a parent now and sometimes I find myself a bit flustered when it comes to hard decisions about my children. Like how they should respond if someone hits them. I come from the era of “If they hit you, hit them back.” But I do remember my parents saying, “Hit them back, then tell the teacher.” What? It’s a full-blown fight at that point! This is not speaking toward the topic of bullying, but more so about self-defense.
What do you think parents should tell their kids about fighting?
How do you deal?