Flipping Out: Jeff Lewis reveals he asked his daughter Monroe to "push back" at a bully after she became a target of one at school
Jeff Lewis is protective of his daughter and he is not going to let anyone hurt her. In his latest interview, the reality star opened up about the advice he gave his daughter after he found out that she was being bullied.
Jeff Lewis is a protective dad and he is not afraid to admit it. In a recent interview with SiriusXM radio show, the reality star recalled an incident in which his daughter was pushed by a bully. Lewis revealed that he advised his daughter to push back if another incident occurred in the future.
The incident reportedly took place on a Friday but it was until after school was over that Lewis was informed about the incident. "When I first got there, the teacher came up to me and said, 'I just need to talk to you for a minute'," he said. "'I'm like, "Oh shit, I'm in trouble." However, he soon realized that the person in trouble was not him but his daughter Monroe.
"But apparently there was a scuffle on the playground and Monroe was pushed — she was pushed down and she fell down — by another probably very masculine female," he recalled the incident. After hearing about the incident from Monroe's teacher he decided to talk to his daughter and find out what had happened.
Monroe clearly laid out the incident for him and even mentioned: "that girl's a bad girl, Dada". After hearing the entire thing Lewis decided to give advice to his daughter. He said, "I said, 'Look, from what I understand Monroe, the teacher talked to this bad girl and she is not going to push you down again. However, if she pushes you again, you need to push her back'."
He continued, "I'm sorry, but when you're dealing with a 3-year-old bully…you're supposed to tell the teacher. Well, she told the teacher and the kid — they didn't punish the kid — but she has been warned."
Lewis further added that he wasn't sure about how others would see his advice but added: "If she does it again, I think you need to push her back."