.....the school bully always tried to prove his worth.... by punching out those who were not so intellectually deprived. My retort to his threat of giving me a bloody nose was to threaten to sneeze on him if he did; that put the kibosh on his threat.
I recall a school bully named, appropriately, Dick....who would beat me or my friend Adrian whenever he caught either of us alone. He was easily a full head taller than us an had a weight advantage.
When Adrian and I finally had enough we hid in a laneway that Dick took on his way to and from school. The two of us managed to get Dick to the ground where we punched the crap out of him. He never bothered us again.
Back to the theme, joemike is absolutely right, we are not doing our children any favours when we protect them from every possible hurt.