hitting

October 11, 2006 1:57pm CST
Would you teach your child to "hit back" at school if somebody hit them?
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8 responses
@srhelmer (7033)
• Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
30 Oct 06
I would teach my daughter it's OK to defend herself, even if that meant fighting back.
@KimMaple (1195)
• United States
6 Nov 06
That is what we tell the kids too
@pumpkinjam (7373)
• United Kingdom
6 Nov 06
Yes, there was a little while when my son was being bullied at school, I said to tell the teacher if it happened and if nothing was done, he could hit the child back. But then, I also told him a few "clever" things to say which would have stumped the bully. So, although I wouldn't use hitting back as a first option, I would tell them that I don't have a problem with it if necessary.
• United States
2 Nov 06
No I dont think that anyone should hit anyone. However if a teacher did it I would be doing the hitting.
@morenita (331)
• United States
2 Nov 06
if my child did not initiate the fight and someone hit him i would tell him to defend himself which is automatically what most of us do.
@Riderfan (318)
• Canada
2 Nov 06
My son will be taught to defend himself, but I will also try to teach him restraint.
@sbeauty (5869)
• United States
2 Nov 06
No, I've never felt it necessary for one child to hit another. What I teach the kids in my classes is that if they have a problem, go tell a teacher. I tell them that if they hit the kid, chances are they're going to be the one who gets in trouble and the kid they hit isn't worth that.
@amberleef (481)
2 Nov 06
yes i think everybody has a right to defend themselves,even if that means with neccessery force,because unfornunatly if they don't then it just makes it easier for other children to pick on them,that same advise goes for adults aswell,because some adults have never learn't the neccessery skills to grow -up!:(
@socool (171)
• Vietnam
21 Oct 06
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