If you are old like me you may remember a movie series called the Pink Panther. There has been a reboot, but I haven’t seen it.
In these movies a detective tells his sidekick to randomly attack him anywhere and at anytime. The premise being that a surprise attack will keep the detective on his toes and his self defense skills will remain sharp.
I believe that all of the anti bullying techniques presented here CAN work for your child but like anything else in life, it’s not going to be easy. The ONLY way to get your child to use some of this material is to drill it. Drill these techniques over and over again and randomly attack your child to desensitize them to verbal attacks.
If they ever believe that you are actually attacking them just tell them “I was testing you to see if you knew how to deflect the bullying” A good idea is to first tell them “I am going to randomly and continually test your anti bullying skills. Please be ready.”
My son Isaac and I also do this on a physical level. Perhaps not as comedic or as random as the pink panther movies, but I will on occasion tackle my son and make him fight his way out. It’s really fun.