Sometimes the best response is silence.
It can drives the other person nuts with no reaction. It can also show maturity with the strength of no reaction.
If somebody is trying to offend you smile as kind as you can. The smile would be your sword to defend with.
Requires focus and self-control. When you can control self, then you’ll be able to withstand the pressure.
When you see something/someone coming at you, tell yourself right away, ” I will stay calm, I will not react”. Catch yourself first, before they catch you. Practice, practice. ~ Brigitte Nicole
You have the choice of how to react. You have the option to lose it, you have the option to stay calm, realizing you can choose how to react is an incredible moment.