Slacker and Steve - OPP: Teach Daughter to Fight Back (Audio)

November 7, 2016

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Today’s OPP is from Tammy, here’s what she has to say:


Yi guys, my husband and I are having a disagreement about our daughter.  Our two-year-old, Becky, is kind of a big girl, but she’s very gentle with other kids. The problem is that we just learned there’s a boy in her pre-school who likes to hit and sometimes he hits Becky. The teachers have told us that Becky doesn’t hit back or cry, and just tries to move away from him when he gets aggressive. I am proud of her, but my husband insists we teach Becky to hit back, or at least to push him away.  My husband has been teaching Becky how to make a fist and takes her little hands and makes her hit him with them. She thinks it’s hysterical, and has started to hit both of us. This horrifies me. I think my husband’s creating a monster, but he has started researching karate classes for Becky. Who’s right?  



What advice would you give Tammy?