A lot of families enjoy teasing each other. But parents need to be aware of the risks because children can easily confuse teasing with criticism. Or teasing behaviour may actually mask underlying motives of wanting attention, selfishness, or a power-play to make someone feel less valuable. Playful teasing may be okay as long as it’s balanced with genuine love, humility, and lots of encouragement.

Book by Ginger Hubbard: Shawn and His Amazing Shrinking Sister: A Book about Teasing (Teaching Children to Use Their Words Wisely)

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