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Should bullied kids hit back?

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Bully victims should fight back with their fists - and parents should not be so over-protective, says an overseas expert.

And while American human behavioural specialist Dr John Demartini's views have been decried in Australia, a New Zealand parenting guru agrees with him.

Ian Grant, the co-founder of Parents Inc, said a generation of Kiwi children were being raised as "Peter Pans" who were easy targets for bullies.

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