A Children's Book About Teasing Author:Joy Berry INSIDE COVER SAYS: — "Sticks and Stones can hurt my bones, but names can never harm me." Wrong! Verbal insults can hurt-sometimes more than physical assaults. While teasing may be funny to the person who is slinging the barbs, it is seldom funny to the person who is being teased. — The purpose of this book is to teach children how teasing, when ... more »done with wrong motives, in the wrong place or at the wrong time, can be destructive. In addition, it teaches children how to protect themselves from unwanted teasing.
Reading and discussing this book with your child can motivate him or her to avoid teasing others. It may also help your child feel better if he or she is being teased.
Since teasing is a form of verbal abuse, it cannot hurt if it is not heard. Therefore, the best defense against teasing is to walk away so it will not be heard. If your child is in a situation in which he or she cannot walk away form constant, unwanted teasing, it any be necessary for you to remove your child from that environment. Unfortunately, sometimes teasing can cause long lasting damage. Therefore, the challenge of avoiding potentially destructive teasing must be taken seriously.« less