What do you think?

By Margaret
Heygrrrl editor
My son came home from summer day camp the other afternoon and told me he’d helped alert counselors to a fight that had broken out between two other campers, both about age 11. Without any prior provocation, one boy hit another boy in the head with his key chain and keys. The assaulted boy responded by first asking the attacker why he did it, then proceeded to counterattack his assailant with a choke hold and a very successful floor slam.

When I saw the assaulted boy’s parents today, their reaction to the situation was quite surprising to me, particularly since one of them is in law enforcement. They were proud of their son for fighting back, and said they told him afterward that he always has a right to defend himself.

This reaction startled me for three reasons: Full story.


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