Easing the Teasing: Helping Your Child Cope with Name-Calling, Ridicule, and Verbal Bullying

Judy S. Freedman

“Easing the Teasing” is a crucial reference for parents and educators who want to help teasing victims acquire the coping skills necessary to manage these painful incidents. “Easing the Teasing” provides elementary and junior high school kids with a repertoire of strategies to deflect and discourage teasing–including positive self-talk; ignoring; visualization; reframing the tease; complimenting or agreeing with the teaser; using humor; simply saying, “So?”; and asking adults for help.