Q: My child is getting bullied at school. Do I teach her karate or just ignore it? A: It sounds like the environment at school is not conducive to education. The principal and teachers need to know what is happening in their play yard. It’s a good idea to teach your child self-defense. It would be a wonderful idea if you could find a way to improve the school atmosphere with “Conflict Resolution” techniques and age-appropriate mediation skills. Go talk to the Teachers. Seek a creative way to improve the situation. Become a peacemaker in the name of Christ. Your child will learn a valuable lesson about you in the process.