Yes, I want my daughter and my son to be kind but they also need to know that if someone is nasty it’s okay to defend themselves. Even if you need to punch. And that’s why they both learn how to punch properly and defend themselves.
While I believe in the good in people some are simply plain nasty. And while you might be lucky and never encounter any of the jerks out there, it’s good to know what to do if you do.
Please get me right: Violence is not my thing. And it’s not about triggering the kids to be aggressive. But if they get pinned down, I want them to know how to get out. Or even better: How not end up pinned down at all.