Children who stammer

Coping with teasing


 Some children who stammer experience teasing and bullying at school. Here are a few suggestions that might help you.

Coping with teasing

Lots of children have problems with teasing. Here are some problem solving ideas which the children from one of our courses came up with:

  • Tell a friend
  • Call a hotline (eg. BSA hotline)
  • Ask them to stop
  • Walk away
  • Tell the mother of the person who is teasing you
  • Ignore them
  • Make an excuse and leave the situation
  • Tell your mum and dad
  • Tell your teacher
  • Write down your thoughts and put in a school "problem box"
  • Tease back
  • Cry
  • Avoid them
  • Talk to someone else
  • Stick with your friends
  • Agree with them

Hopefully you can see one that you would like to try!

ACTIVITY: pick out the six ideas that you think are best and try them out next time. If one doesn't work for you, then try another. You'll feel better just having some ideas.

Have a go!