Violence is not usually the answer.
However, in some cases, you have to defend yourself. And even our parents would agree with us. Now, I understand most of us have grown up with one fact ingrained in our minds “Violence is never the answer.”
But even our parents would sometimes make exceptions to that rule. That is exactly what happened in the following scenario. While I know every parent likes to think that their kid is an angel, but that is certainly not the case.
So when a mother was called in by the Principal because of her daughters misbehavior, she was ready to discipline her.
One day a mother received a call from the ER nurse who told her that her daughter had hit another student.
Her mother was understandably quite upset and left her work to pick up her daughter.
She saw the Principal, her daughter, a teacher, a counselor, the kid that her daughter punched and his parents waiting for her.
The mother apologized because of how late she was and sat down to understand the whole scenario.
It was revealed soon enough that the girl only punched the other kid because he had pinched her bra.
And the mother learned that the parents of the kid were more upset that the girl had punched him rather than their own kid’s actions.
“And you want to know if I’m going to press charges against him for sexually assaulting my daughter and against the school for allowing him to do it?” She said.
To which the Principal replied. “I think you’re missing the point.”
So the mother turned to her daughter to understand her side of the story.
“He kept pinging my bra. I asked him to stop, but he didn’t, so I told my teacher. He told me to ignore it. The boy did it again and undid my bra, so I hit him. Then he stopped.” She said.
“You let him do this? Why didn’t you stop him? Come over here and let me touch the front of your trousers.” The girl’s mother turned to the boy.
“Does that seem inappropriate to you? Why don’t you go and pull on the counselor’s bra right now? See how fun it is for her. Or on that boy’s mom’s bra. Or mine. You think just because they’re kids it’s fun?” She asked the little boy.
However, the Principal cut in. “With all due respect, your daughter still beat another child.”
“No. She defended herself against a sexual attack from another pupil. Look at them. He’s a foot taller than her and twice as heavy. How many times should she have let him touch her?
If the person who was supposed to help and protect her in a classroom couldn’t be bothered what should she have done? He pulled her bra so hard it came undone.” The mother replied the the Principal.
Then the mother and daughter left and complained to the superintendent who assured them that it would be dealt with.
In my humble opinion, the mother’s reaction was certainly justified, and she defended her daughter and taught her that nobody should ever disrespect another person. What about you? Do you think this is how the scenario should have played out?
Or would you have done something different? Comment on below and let us know.