At some point, most all children have endured being teased. Teasing can be a momentary situation. Unfortunately for other children, teasing is an on going problem and very painful to go through. Children who are more vulnerable to teasing are singled out. One of the best ways to handle teasing is to absolutely ignore it. However if this does not work, or the child is teased frequently, they need to confide in their parent or teacher. Scroll down for story recommendation to go along with the activity.
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The Juice Box Bully, by Bob Sornson & Maria Dismondy; Younger
The story is about a new student named Pete, who is using bullying behavior the first day of school. The other students view this and react with kindness and assertiveness. The children help Pete to make, "The Promise," which is what the kids make, to stop bullying.
Making Sarah Cry; Chicken Soup for the Soul, by Cheryl Costello-Forshey; Older Chicken Soup for the Soul
(Story can be found at http://www.oafccd.com/lanark/poems/sarah.html)
The poem reads more like a story, and starts out with Sarah being bullied. In the end it demonstrates ways to communicate care and respect of others and of self. I highly recommend this story. A must read!!