There's nothing wrong with standing up for yourself. Sometimes I worry that by removing all obstacles from our children's paths, we're not teaching them the most basic skill--standing up for themselves. There are always going to be bullies. Maybe we should spend as much time teaching children to stand up against bullies as we do lecturing them on how bad it is to be one.
is an author and novelist whose work includes the award-winning non-fiction historical series Famous American Freemasons and the novels One Last Shot (2011), A Shot After Midnight (2012) and Shot to Hell (2014).