Unfortunately, it’s a fact of life that children tease each other. It won’t always be possible to prevent the teasing but you can teach your kids effective ways of dealing with it.
At some point, you will have to mend your child’s bruised ego as a result of teasing. Teasing can occur in the playground, classroom or even among a group of friends. Parents won’t be able to prevent their child from being teased but they can help teach them how to respond with confidence to teasing.
If your child complains that they are being teased, the important thing to do is not to overreact, responding in a calm and supportive manner will help her feel safe. Help your child to calm down and then get the facts. Consider the information you have been given and decide whether your child is being bullied or teased. There is a difference, while teasing is unpleasant it is somewhat mild and there is no physical harm. Bullying is done with the intent to cause harm, distress and to ridicule and humiliate the victim. You will need to fully assess the situation before deciding on your course of action.