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“I Told Him To Stop! He Pushed Him Again. So, I Punched Him, Hard”: Mom Writes A Powerful Post About Her Son
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Parenting, Social Issues2 years ago

“I Told Him To Stop! He Pushed Him Again. So, I Punched Him, Hard”: Mom Writes A Powerful Post About Her Son

Parents want their kids to get along, to love each other. After all, there are plenty of things in the world that will try to knock them down, there’s no need for them to fight with each other. However, as with most rules in life, there might be exceptions. Katie Bryant, 31, of North Carolina, believes it’s bullying.

In a viral and sincere post on Love What Matters, Katie said that she teaches her children to stand up for themselves and those around them if they’re being abused. Sadly, every now and then you can only compromise for so long before someone takes advantage of it. The art is to recognize where to draw the line.

To illustrate her point, Katie shared a story about her son confronting a bully. Continue scrolling to read it in her own words!

Image credits: Katie Bryant

Image credits: Katie Bryant

Image credits: Katie Bryant

“My son is a good-hearted defender. He is kind and thoughtful but he has never been one to stand for injustice,” Katie told Bored Panda. She also said that he’s homeschooled, and the class is only a once-a-month kind of thing.

“He hasn’t fought anyone before,” she said. The mom strongly believes that her son only hit that child as a last resort to settle the situation. “He did all the right things first.”

Katie also said that all of the boys have played together nicely after the incident.

Image credits: Katie Bryant

Image credits: Katie Bryant

Here’s what people said about Katie’s story

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Tracy Mouaikel
Community Member
2 years ago

THIS, THIS, THIS! Violence is a LAST resort, but I think we've taken it too far the other way, leaving kids vulnerable and talking doesn't work. Frequently, asking some one to stop their behavior towards you just proves to them that it's getting under their skin, making them even more prone to do it. At some point, it is appropriate to defend ones self or others if no other recourse is available or attempts at other recourse has failed.

Al Jones
Community Member
2 years ago

Well said.

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Char Char
Community Member
2 years ago

Damn straight. Rock their world if you must. Little bullies grow up to be bigger bullies.

Luna XD
Community Member
2 years ago

glorytherainwing, Char Char was just referring to the story. If people are making fun of you, maybe you should directly contact Bored Panda and tell them your situation. I saw on your bio that you have autism and so assholes making fun of you could be banned from the website for harassment.

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Hayley Rodgers
Community Member
2 years ago

Sounds like the bully's parent was interest in the truth, too. Which is good for avoid future incidents. And I agree with the boy, he couldn't leave the kid alone in the bathroom with the other kid. Violence should not be our first action (this boy tried using words) but sometimes it is the only option we have

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Tracy Mouaikel
Community Member
2 years ago

THIS, THIS, THIS! Violence is a LAST resort, but I think we've taken it too far the other way, leaving kids vulnerable and talking doesn't work. Frequently, asking some one to stop their behavior towards you just proves to them that it's getting under their skin, making them even more prone to do it. At some point, it is appropriate to defend ones self or others if no other recourse is available or attempts at other recourse has failed.

Al Jones
Community Member
2 years ago

Well said.

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Char Char
Community Member
2 years ago

Damn straight. Rock their world if you must. Little bullies grow up to be bigger bullies.

Luna XD
Community Member
2 years ago

glorytherainwing, Char Char was just referring to the story. If people are making fun of you, maybe you should directly contact Bored Panda and tell them your situation. I saw on your bio that you have autism and so assholes making fun of you could be banned from the website for harassment.

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Hayley Rodgers
Community Member
2 years ago

Sounds like the bully's parent was interest in the truth, too. Which is good for avoid future incidents. And I agree with the boy, he couldn't leave the kid alone in the bathroom with the other kid. Violence should not be our first action (this boy tried using words) but sometimes it is the only option we have

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