We are dealing with a few bullying issues....how do you handle them as a parent? I am confident that this will be taken care of, and it is not extreme, but it is hurtful nonetheless. Part of you wants to jump in to save your child and the other wants to beat up the bully(s) yourself (but that may require jail time) and the other part of you knows you need to teach your child to stand up for themselves and to learn the artful skill of diffusing the situation.
This particular situation involved toilet papering personal property at school. We gave all sorts of advice, but really we were laughing by the end. We came up with some funny comebacks....none that were actually appropriate outside of our kitchen table. Just to share, I told our child, "Why don't you ask them if they would like any of this toilet paper back so that they can wipe their buttface?"
Good, eh? Fantastic parenting at its finest!
I'm here all week, folks.