Should I teach my daughter to fight back?
My lovely, smart, polite, friendly and well-liked girl is eight and in NYC 4th grade public school. I always taught her to obey the rules and the law but in this age of #metoo and with certain politicians violating the rights of women, how do I tell her to punch when she needs to? I've explained to her that certain things are never right, that boys (and men) should never touch her when she doesn't want them to, and she knows how to diffuse a situation with a kind word and a smile. But what if that boy won't take no for an answer? She's not interested in martial arts but she is active. How do you explain Stormy Daniels or Bill Cosby to an eight-year-old?