houstonherdfan wrote: The worst thing our schools are doing to our kids is teaching them to not stand up for themselves, even when doing what they tell you to do doesn't work and there is only two options left: to cower in fear or defend yourself. Then they punish you for defending yourself.
You are absolutely right. It doesn't take a genius to figure out,
-"Hey, we've been getting a lot of complaints about this big kid bullying other kids."
-"Well what should we do about it?"
-"Let's talk to him."
-"But, that didn't work last time."
-"Then give him a warning."
-"That will be his second one."
-"Well just tell him if he gets 3, there will be consequences."
-"OK, and what should we do with this boy who's 5 inches shorter and 50 lbs. lighter, with a bloody nose, and a pretty swollen cheek, who actually stood up to this troublemaker today?"
-"Suspend him" WTF!!!
I've always hated bullies. My mom use to do a lot of work with mental handicapped children, as far as volunteering her time and horses so they could go riding and do a lot of other things around the farm. And being around kids like that you hear a lot of crap. 100% pure crap. So, I was kinda raised to stand up for the ones that couldn't stand up for themselves. Or were too scared to. It's tough, but there's a part of a person that makes it easy too.