Just hit back

A US expert says kids who are victims of bullies should just hit them back:

Bully victims should fight back with their fists – and parents should not be so over-protective, says an overseas expert.

And while American human behavioural specialist Dr John Demartini’s views have been decried in Australia, a New Zealand parenting guru agrees with him.

Ian Grant, the co-founder of Parents Inc, said a generation of Kiwi children were being raised as “Peter Pans” who were easy targets for bullies.

Mr Grant said although violence should be treated as an absolute last resort, in a very few cases it could put an end to bullying.

“What’s happened in our modern world is that we have welded words. So if you say violence, people think it’s cruel and evil.

“But sometimes you’ve got to stand up for yourself, and if that means hitting somebody else, I don’t have any issue with that.”

Watch all the sooks express outrage at such sensible advice. I bet Casey Heynes hasn’t been touched ever again since he smacked down his bully.


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