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    My younger brother, who was small for his age as a child, taught me a lot about how to deal with bullies. You make them realize that you are not afraid of them, and you make them realize that even the strong must sleep. Obviously you don't do this by appeasing them or negotiating with them. A lot of kids make he mistake of taking this approach, and they are the ones that keep getting picked on. But you also don't do this by standing and fighting every time a bully provokes you. In fact, if you are the smaller kid, you always try to find a way to avoid fighting at the time and in the place chosen by the bully. Doing this is largely a matter of being smart and not allowing yourself to be provoked.

    My little brother taught me how the small kids can work together, and that the teacher can help you if you understand the limits of the teacher's power. There were a lot of bullies at our shcool when he first came there, and then their numbers began to decline. Then there was a day I remember well, and after that day bullies were no longer a problem at our school. I'm not going to tell you exactly what my little brother did. I'll just say that he picked the time and he picked the place.

    I used to live in the United States of America. Now I live in a homeland.

    by homeland observer on Wed Jul 20, 2005 at 01:04:24 PM PDT

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