What do you do when you want your kid to protect himself, but you don't want him to fight? What if you're thrilled that his self-esteem is high and he won't be a victim, but you don't want to set a precedent?

Show Notes:

0:50 Using your mind and words, or fight?
1:25 It's all logical and simple
1:40 Watching the Rocky Balboa series
2:40 Lessons learned from a movie and advice given backfired?
3:25 The bully on the bus
3:55 Why are you being so mean to me?
5:05 I don't want to hurt anybody
5:25 ... but I'm happy you defended yourself
6:00 Just keep getting up
7:02 They KNOW he's going to protect himself now
7:50 He didn't know what came over him that day, but he reacted
8:30 His whole perspective changed that day, maybe it will be the same for my son
9:00 Self esteem and respect in one incident

Ryan Roy

Ryan's father abandoned him when he was only five years old. After getting married, his biggest fear was having a child and not knowing how to be a good dad. After studying everything he could find, writing a bestselling book, hosting 300 episodes of a popular parenting podcast, PLUS growing an immensely successful FBI Dads program at his own kids' school... Ryan has decided to share what he's learned. FBI Dads is Ryan's life mission. Ryan welcomes YOU to join him in this journey to help dads connect, be present and be a positive influence on their children.