ERIC Number: ED431555
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jul
Easing the Teasing: How Parents Can Help Their Children. ERIC Digest.
Freedman, Judy S.
Children who are teased on a school bus, in class, or during recess often do not want to return to school. Unfortunately, teasing can occur anywhere, and it is difficult to prevent--despite the best efforts of parents, teachers, and school administrators to create a more cooperative atmosphere. This Digest discusses different types of teasing (e.g., playful versus hurtful), why children tease other children (e.g., attention, imitation, or peer acceptance), and strategies for both parents and children to help them deal with teasing (e.g., self-talk, visualization, or reframing). The Digest points out that teasing can become harassment if it is repeated or prolonged, threatens or results in violence, or involves inappropriate touching or physical contact. In such cases, it may be necessary to involve administrators and parents in determining the appropriate course of action. (LPP)
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Elementary and Early Childhood Education, Champaign, IL.