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Do we need to raise a male child to be a tough guy so he won't be beat up at school?

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In brief: Not tough, respect

It is not an issue about being "tough".
There is a fine line between being "tough" and being a bully. You teach children, any gender, to have empathy and compassion and to know what is right and what is wrong. Kids that speak up when someone bothers them and set boundaries do very well in school. Create an environment at home that will allow him to always communicate with you.

In brief: Not tough, respect

It is not an issue about being "tough".
There is a fine line between being "tough" and being a bully. You teach children, any gender, to have empathy and compassion and to know what is right and what is wrong. Kids that speak up when someone bothers them and set boundaries do very well in school. Create an environment at home that will allow him to always communicate with you.
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