The debate..

Today's post was inspired by conversations over the years with family & friends, a healthy debate amongst my husband & I resulted in me wondering what you all think too.

I want to make it clear to everyone, that this post is in no way meant to offend, hurt or upset,or pass judgement on anyone's parenting,no parent is any better than another, & nobody is perfect,  this discussion is not linked to child bullying in any way, just the one act of a child hitting another child.

I feel a debate every now & then can be healthy.
We will also not tolerate any harsh words, should any arise in the comments section, twitter or Instagram.


"If another Child hits your child, Is it acceptable for your child to retaliate & hit back?"

What we feel:

We personally feel it is not acceptable, hitting someone is unkind, & unacceptable in our house, whatever form it comes in, Al will be a man someday (scary thought!) & we're teaching him to use his mind to retaliate & not his fists.

Let me elaborate on that "mind" part, what we mean is using his own intelligence & the ability to simply walk away is better than a slap/punch/hit back.

but this is entirely myself & my husbands personal opinion.

What do you think? we'd love to hear your thoughts :)


  1. I really don't agree with oh well if he hit you hit him back harder. Two wrongs don't make a right.
    It's hard to stop the boys fighting, but we always jump in as soon as we see it and make them say sorry. Thankfully they have never gone to hit another child and no child has hit them yet.
    I've always told noah if someone hits you, you tell a teacher and let them deal with it. boys will be boys in the end but hopefully they won't turn into massive thugs!