This article, entitled TeaseMonster, comes from children's author Julia Cook.
Teasing is a human social exchange that can be perceived as friendly, neutral or negative. The goal of teasing should be to create closer relationships and make connections.
Pro-social teasing helps to satisfy a fundamental human motivation - to be an integral part of a group. It has its benefits: Teasing can be playful, help to promote social affiliations, allow people to better deal with awkward situations and help bring both the teaser and the person being teased closer together.
Teasing turns into bullying when kids use it to gain greater social status, or when the intent of what is said or done is to harm. The best way to learn how to deal with teasing is to better understand it. Here are a few tips:
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