why kids tease and how to help your child handle it

Use a confident voice to tell the child who is making fun to stop.
Ignore or calmly walk away from the teasing.

Avoid acting too upset by teasing (getting a big reaction can satisfy the teasers and make them likely to try again).
Think of a short phrase or joke to say in response.

Walk away and find a friend to be near.
Tell a teacher or another adult.