How do we recognize bullying with words? Sometimes it can be hard. Scholastic.com has some wonderful information in their article
They talk about teasing and it's effects on a child. A child can become withdrawn, not want to be around the person(even if it someone they really like). They can have self-esteem issues. They can feel like no one around them cares. They can even feel resentment towards the person doing the teasing/bullying, even if it's a loved one. A loved one, you ask? Yep. Sadly adults who love our children are also doing the teasing/bullying. Why? Well, because they have been that way their whole lives and everyone thought it was funny. They made excuses for her. They let her continue in order to "keep the peace."
Well, this mama refuses to "keep the peace." My house, and my children, are a Bully-Free Zone. You may not bully me or my children, or my husband. Not as long as I'm around...
So, how do we recognize bullying by teasing? Here is how: