Laura - posted on 08/22/2010 ( 1 mom has responded )
My daughter will be 2 in four days. I am wondering if anyone has any advice for how to help my child stand up for herself. She has a heart of gold, and not a mean bone in her body. She gets bullied by other kids constantly. She is not in daycare, but I do try and socialize her. And it seems almost every kid she is around is always mean to her. Like when a child comes up to her and takes her toy she was playing with, she just stands there (sometimes falls to the floor) and cries. Obviously, I don't want to teach her to hit them, (she has NEVER hit another child before) or to be hateful and yank the toy back from them, but I just have no idea how to teach her to stand her ground in these situations. I hate seeing her get bullied all the time, and I feel like I've got to do something to help her! I thought about karate classes (for the confidence aspect) but unfortunately around here they don't start child in karate until 4 years of age. Any advice???