Most of us have been so scared by parents of getting in fights that when situation demands, our minds get blank. When we see someone innocent being beaten, instead of helping or calling police, we either run away or become statues. And then later, we feel guilty for our inaction. A lot of gundagardi of peacefuls happen because they can exploit our fear.
Here is what I recommend:
1. Instill martial tendencies in your children. Watching action movies make you more coward if you do not practice in real life. Because when punches and kicks happen in real life, there is no exciting music in background, no slow motions, no stunts. It does not look cool. Watch real fights and practice.
2. Do not ignore martial training for your children at any cost. By the time they will grow up, lone wolf attacks will be norm. Opportunities to defend yourself and others will arise much more frequently, especially in India.
3. Spend some time daily to imagine different types of street fight situations. See how you respond. Practice being brave. Bravery is a habit that needs to be nurtured. In 100 days you will see difference.
4. Improve pain tolerance. Join self defense training yourself. Put yourself in simulated stress situation and see if you can think coolly without getting blank.
5. Read and make children read lives of heroes like Pratap, Shivaji, Guru Gobind. Feel their lives. Think what would have happened if they did not fight then. My father would call me Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj when I was a child. He gave me only Amar Chitra Katha of warriors to read as comics. Made a huge difference.
6. Most importantly, remember that life is all about helping the innocent. Death is inevitable. But you can definitely avoid guilt of being coward when you could have acted brave.
What has happened has happened. Look ahead now. Support
Agniveer Combat Training so that it can create a brigade that will fight for you when you need the most.