Is Your Child Being Taught To Be A Victim? Part 3

Personally I have made it clear my daughter can’t have D-hall without my knowledge, even if it is during the lunch period. I have spoken to the principle and two of the vice principles and made it clear that we will not punish or condemn our daughter in anyway if she defends herself from a bully. We continue to teach her self-defense and encourage her right to not only stand up for herself but to also say no. (more…)

September 9th, 2011 - Posted in Abuse | | Comments Off

Is Your Child Being Taught To Be A Victim? Part 2

The techniques we teach are for self-defense when the confrontation is unavoidable. In children, we stick to basic blocks and retaliatory strikes. These retaliatory strikes are basic punches and kicks. Everything is kept as simple as possible and no lower-belt child is taught bone or joint breaking techniques. We teach self-control, self-discipline and self-defense while building self-esteem and a sense of self-worth. In my opinion, these things are important for all children to learn. (more…)

September 2nd, 2011 - Posted in Abuse | | Comments Off

Is Your Child Being Taught To Be A Victim? Part 1

I will be 41 years old in the very near future, and for the first time in my life, I went to D-hall. For those few who may not know the term, it is ‘detention’ and it is given during after-school hours to those students who have broken whatever rules the school may wish to enforce. (more…)

August 25th, 2011 - Posted in Abuse | | Comments Off