Some may argue it’s not the Biblical approach, but Mary Mary’s Tina Campbell tells her children not to back down from bullies.
Tina, who expressed that she was bullied when she was younger said that she doesn’t want her kids to go through what she went through. So, she tries to equip her children at home for those types of scenarios.
“My kids know to defend yourself, and they know how to communicate their self-defense if they feel like they are threatened. My children know you don’t start no fight…but if somebody put they hands on you, put ‘em on they back,” she said.
She added that parents need to talk to their children and get more involved in their lives to find out what pressures they’re dealing with and help them to navigate through it all.
“I sure hope that I do not communicate be violent, go out and attack everybody, because my kids know you better not be there making somebody feel like they’re nothing…you don’t do that clique thing,” she said.
Tina opened up about her experience as the victim of a bully. She let them antagonize her for months until she ended up getting beat up by the tether-ball court.
Although the sisters do not condone fighting, the duo agreed that you’re not going to be able to avoid everything.
When it comes to bullying, Erica said, “My first thought if I think somebody is doing something to my child, I want to defend my child.”
But Erica said that kids do need some type of conflict because if they don’t learn it on the playground, they’ll learn it later in the boardroom.
“There are a lot of these lessons that are supposed to happen. Yea, you get bullied, and that’s where you learn how to deal with bullies, so as you grow older you learn how to deal with it,” she said.
She compared the lessons that are supposed to be learned as a child to being a model of how the world really is.
“Sometimes, how mean people are in school, is how they are in the world, so you need to learn how to deal with it,” she said.
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