Quoting MommyingWithGrace:" Yes. Growing up...I never got in fights, but this one girl used to pick on me in 5th grade. My dad ... [snip!] ... her head into the lockers and threw her papers all over the hallway. She was in trouble during suspension. dad was pretty mad."
I got in five fights between 5th and 8th grade. All were from bullies except one. I eventually got it that the bullies WANTED you to fight them back. They were hoping you would lose your temper and get upset. So, in high school, I found "killing them with kindness" worked 10 times better. If it got too far, I would go seek a consular who would have a meeting with me and the girl. It was sooo friggin hilarious when I got to tell my side of the story and all she could say was, "She told me to call her and that I was her best friend when she KNOWS I don't like her!" lmao. The woman would look at her like, "Are you kidding me?"