I’ve taught and am teaching my children, no kicking, no pushing, no pinching, etc. and reinforce it regularly. Unfortunately they are faced with such kids now and then. If this happens with hubby or I present, we’d warn the bullies. However we’ve come to realise that it happens sometimes when Hubby-jr’s (my four year old) in school. How should I teach him to defend himself and still remain honourable?
So far, when I’m present, I’ve been trying to teach him to be assertive. I tell him to face the “bully” and say, “don’t push me!” Or “don’t shout at me!” and leave the scene. He’s not very good at it as he’s a little delayed in social skills but I’m working on it.
How do you teach your kid to deal with bullies? How should they defend themselves when bullied? I would really appreciate any wisdom you’d like to share.