My son is 6 yrs old in grade one. He has had his first experience with bullying. There is a boy in his class, who also lives a few doors down from us, that is a bully. He frequently pushes kids down and punches them. When my son is going out to play and I see this boy I remind him to keep his hands to himself. I have spoke to his parents twice. They said yes we'll talk to him. The behaviour has not changed. On one hand I want my son to hit him back to stand up for himself, but on the other hand I know two wrongs don't make a right. My son doesn't want to hit anyone, he has told me that it makes him sad when this happens, but he can't hit them back because he is afraid of hurting them. I don't want this to contiune. Should I be encouraging him to hit back even though he doesn't want to? I really don't want to see anyone get hurt, but it is apparent that his parents are not acting on this behaivour. I have seen him treat his younger brother the same way right in front of them....their thinking is that boys will be boys. Can anyone offer any advice please?
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