Family Safety Tip: Teaseproof Your Kids
We say this 2 Step plan called Teaseproof Your Kids inspired by a second grade teacher named Mr. Mendoza. He taught his students two tricks to help make them less desirable targets for bullies.
First, you cultivate a cool look. “This teacher had the kids practice standing with their hands in their pockets, rocking back on their heels, and putting a cool grin on their face.”
Next, you have a one-liner ready to let the other kid know that she has no power over you, that you’re really not hurt or affected at all by her words. The line Mendoza suggests is, “Thanks for sharing that with me.”