Do you teach your kids to fight back?

@WebMann (4732)
Canada
January 5, 2007 6:46am CST
When I was 8 I wouldn't fight back and got my butt whooped daily. I would come home with my blood on my clothes daily. One day my foster father told that he would beat me if I came home with my blood on me again. Guess what? The first person that walked up to me the next day got a punch right in the face and that was that last time anyone beat me, other than my foster father that is. What is your oppinion here?
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
5 Jan 07
I would not teach them to fight back but I did teach them to stand up for themselves and they did
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@WebMann (4732)
• Canada
5 Jan 07
Well I was more scared of my foster father and it was a whole lot easier to take control at school that to come home to him. I never threatened my son to with violence to get him to fight back. And he grew up pretty good.
@gifana (4836)
• Portugal
5 Jan 07
My mother taught us to turn the other cheek and to walk away from a fight. She said it was better to talk things out than cause bodily harm. Once in awhile I would come home with a bruise and she would be proud of me when I said I didn't hit back. She always say that people can't offend me if I didn't let them. I asked her what she meant by that and she said disregard what others say...it's their opinion and they have a right to it. That doesn't mean they are right and if you fight back or make a retort in any way you are only strengthening their opinion. Silence is golden but it doesn't mean that you are a coward. That advice has kept me at peace with the world and especially with myself.
@WebMann (4732)
• Canada
5 Jan 07
That's a great outlook but these were not word that were used to get their point across. There were not usually a lot of words flying around. :) I am glad that you got through without resorting to fighting back. thanks for you response. Keep up the great job