DEALING WITH BULLYING
My daughter (4yrs old)always complains about a certain boy in her class,’he scratched me on my face’, the latest was yesterday, he pulled a strand of her braid (women we know how painful this feels) my response usually is ‘hope you reported him to your teacher?’
My husband didn’t take the hair pulling thing lightly, he plainly told her, if he tries to touch you again beat him. In my church mind I’m wondering, ‘is that not too harsh, encouraging her to fight kind of’.
I wanted to hear her thought about this Lil dude, i said to her, ‘if he tries to touch you, hold his hands, ok? she goes, ‘no.he’s big.i can’t ‘.
Her statement made me realise that so long as she keeps seeing him as big,he’l keep intimidating her.
I replied, ‘Yes, he’s big but he’s not strong’.
I told the teacher about it, from her words and expression I could sense she ‘don tire for the boy'(Lol)
When I went to school this afternoon to pick my daughter, my babe was running happily to me screaming to the hearing of everyone, ‘mommy I beat Prince in the class today, he’s big but he’s not strong’.
This line is like a song on her lips right now oooh. Should I congratulate her? Or disparage the action?