WWYD: Teen who hits you

This is purely hypothetical, but still a debate I have heard before.

How would you react if your teenager hit you?

Would you, cry? Hit them back? Try to talk to them? Leave the room? Call the cops?

These are all answers I have heard before.

I honestly would probably be so shocked that I wouldn't know how to react. It's just not something we do in my house, we don't hit each other. Joking, sure. But not seriously or out of anger. I might try to talk to them after I calmed down but I would probably have to keep myself from reacting, so I would leave the room initially.

How do you envision yourself handling that?

    8Theresa Gould
    I had one of my six year olds hit me and I just held them, hugging them until they calmed down, talking them down. I couldn't do that with a teen ...I'd probably have to leave after I got over the shock.
      Melissa Middleton
      I would stand there in shock and probably leave the room. Hubby, on the other hand, would fly off on them for striking me. I have a step-daughter, and I fear sometimes she may resort to that.
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