Were you teased as a child?

@ffnstuff (411)
United States
December 5, 2006 10:15pm CST
I was listening to the radio about kids being teased and bullied. They were talking about different methods of handling it and it got me thinking about when I was a kid. I had big thick glasses and was constantly teased. I remember one particular kid who teased me daily. I did everything I was supposed to, told teachers, supervisors or whatever. It was like I wasnt being heard. One day the kid got me so mad, I just reared back and punched the hell out of him. I hit him so hard he had a black eye for a week. Mind you I was in the 3rd grade, and the skinniest kid ever. I must of used all of my power. Anyhow, were you teased? How did you handle it? Did it go away? The kid never teased me again....
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@tarzan007 (236)
• India
7 Dec 06
unfortunately NO :( else, it would have been easier for me to handle the teases i get now ;)
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@ffnstuff (411)
• United States
7 Dec 06
interesting way to look at it, not quite sure if i agree
@wahmoftwo (1298)
• United States
7 Dec 06
Yes, I was teased and I eventually did the same as you. It worked. I know that isn't the solution for every kid though.
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@ffnstuff (411)
• United States
7 Dec 06
sometimes you have to
@moneyseeker (1024)
6 Dec 06
I don't think I was ever teased to such a level that it became a proble,. Most kids are teased to a certain degree and how we handle it is alesson for adulthood. There is a danger that we can over protect children nowadays. Though, in saying that, real bullying has to be stamped out.
@mgmagana (3621)
• United States
6 Dec 06
when i was in 7th grade i sat in b/w these two boys in science class, and one said to the other "don't u hate it when flat chested girls wear tight shirts" i was so flat, i didn't even wear a bra of any kind! but payback came when during the summer going to 8th grade, i had this sudden growth spurt that gave me some big B's the one that said it ended up trying to go out with me in 9th grade! i should've known my mom is like a size F. i wear double d's now! but the sad thing is when i was in high school, this kid was in the r.s.p. class, for slow kids, and he used to get made fun of all the time, he used to love that tejano singer selina, so people would tease him saying they killed her and raped her, and when he was in 11th grade he shot himself in the school restrooms! i was already out of school then, but i read it in the paper and i instantly knew who it was, it was so sad just knowing what happened and how it came about! i used to hang out with those people and c them tease him every morning!
@ffnstuff (411)
• United States
7 Dec 06
wow thats an interesting story... too small and now too big? lol
@mgmagana (3621)
• United States
9 Dec 06
thx for choosing mine as the best!! i appreciate it!
• Austria
6 Dec 06
Yes I was teased many times when i was a child. I can remember how my brothers will protect me and chase the teasers. Luckily Ive got 3 big brothers and we went to the same school together. Even then some kids are really born teasers. I was often teased because i was very thin and i was like a walking paper clip. But it did not really affect me cause i never took the tease seriously.
@ffnstuff (411)
• United States
6 Dec 06
yeah thats good, I was never really worried about anything happening to me. I didnt have actual brothers but the people I grew up with i knew forever. They were quick to have my back
• India
6 Dec 06
And I had the exact opposite problem - I was plump, which was not so bad, but I had these marks all over my hands and legs. They were more like sores, because I have (even today) very sensitive skin. The car pool to school was a nightmare every day, because no one wanted to sit next to me. There were times, when I was kicked out of the car and asked to walk the last 10 km home (I was 5-6 years old then). I have been lost in the jungles because of this (my school was in another town, and we took the shortcut through the wilderness to get there). Kids can be cruel. I complained to my parents initially, but they told me to sort out my own problems (I was 5!!!). I never asked them again, and I tolerated all this for some 2 years. Ten years later, I met the leader of the bullies, a young man in college. Ironically, his face was filled with sores. He cried and apologised to me, but I had never cursed him or anything. Strange are the ways of nature...
@tanujarneja (2833)
• India
6 Dec 06
I was very studious when I was in school.........my batch mates used to tease me by callingme "supersonic" which hurt me very badly...........but i never bothered much abot them and I just concentrated on my studies.........a time came when they stopped doing it........
@ffnstuff (411)
• United States
6 Dec 06
once you 'stop caring' i guess your not fun to tease anymore
@Krysha (48)
• United States
7 Dec 06
Hah isn't it always the case that once you stop letting it get to you - the fun stops for the person that does the jabbing at you. Even if its getting to ya sometimes you've got to roll with it to make it stop.
• United States
10 Dec 06
I was teased too. It's because I have a lazy eye. I had such a low self esteem. Instead of using my name, kids referred to me as "the kid with the eye". Kids can be so cruel! I just tried to ignore them.
@ffnstuff (411)
• United States
10 Dec 06
sorry to hear that, i remember some kids growing up with cross eyes, easy target for bullies i guess.
@pusiket (1758)
• Philippines
9 Dec 06
I am a ugly duckling when i was a kid. And it made cry a lot of times.
@ffnstuff (411)
• United States
9 Dec 06
i wasnt especially nice to look at either
• United States
8 Dec 06
I was teased constantly - when I was in 1st grade I was kicked in the face by a horse that left a pretty nasty scar on my face and I had a bruise eye for a long time. Kids used to call me "Horse Face" or "Scarface" and make fun of me. Thinking back I don't really know why I let it bother me, but it made me really self concious of myself until I was pretty much out of highschool. Even tho after elementary school no one really said anything to me but still, all that teasing always stuck with me.
@ffnstuff (411)
• United States
9 Dec 06
ouch, you musta piss off that horse. i cant image something like that
@Joecel (16)
• Philippines
7 Dec 06
I was teased by my classmates when i was in 1st grade. Because i let everyone in the classroom know that im falling in love with my seatmate. Where my seatmate is the only prettiest girl in the classroom and fortunately i sat beside her!!!.. Because of my pride that time, my classmates get jealous on me. Right there and then, because they do not know what falling love is...they bullied on me...hehehe
@ffnstuff (411)
• United States
8 Dec 06
lol thats the sweetest story out of the 11 pages. That sucks though, its too early to like girls then i guess, so your teased for that. Its almost like getting teased for not liking the most prettiest girl later in life
• China
7 Dec 06
I remember I had a fight with a boy once in elementary school and I was beaten badly. So, I told my mom when I went home. Mom just was angry and went to the school to warn that boy she would beat him hardly if he dare bullied me again.
@ffnstuff (411)
• United States
7 Dec 06
lol your mom said she would beat up the boy?!?!
@medooley (1874)
• United States
7 Dec 06
I was lucky as a kid, I was not teased that much. I never had to do what you did. But I think that is almost the only thing that you can do as a kid, you have to earn their respect, and fighting is pretty much the only way you can do it. Reminds me of that scene from A Christmas Story... Good job! Glad you got him to stop.
@ffnstuff (411)
• United States
7 Dec 06
hhahha ralphiiieee... yeah not quite that bad i didnt make him bleed.
• United States
7 Dec 06
Yes, I was teased when I was eleven. I too wore thick glasses. I was also very skinny and had very thin hair. All the kids used to call me,"ugly." When I was 22 or 23 I was standing outside the nightclub I frequented to get some air. There was a girl sitting on the sidewalk and called my name. She said,"Do you remember me?" I said, "No, I'm sorry, I don't." I finally did remember her. She said, "Wow you've changed! You look great!" I simply said, "thank you." And that was that, however I did chuckle to myself, because she was one of the ones who picked on me, and I didn't think she looked so good anymore, lol.
@ffnstuff (411)
• United States
7 Dec 06
haha sort of a sweet revenge, nice
@zman87 (635)
• United States
7 Dec 06
No people didn't really tease my as a kid because my enormous size most of the other kids were afraid of me but one time when i was in 6th grade some kid called me a fagott and i was like hell no and i threw a punch at him and broke his nose and knocked him out all in one punch and the weird thing is i never got in trouble.....
@ffnstuff (411)
• United States
7 Dec 06
i wouldnt tease you either then!
@sbeauty (5870)
• United States
7 Dec 06
Yes, my parents teased me unmercifully and gave me a lifelong problem of low self-esteem. I now realize that they weren't trying to be mean, but they were trying to be funny, but that still doesn't change the negative feelings about myself that I've had to deal with all my life. For starters, they always made fun of the way I sang. I wouldn't sing in front of anyone after that until I joined a church youth choir with my friends, and they told me that I had a nice voice. They made fun of the way I walked, the way I held my head, my friends, my boyfriends... You name it. And it hurt!
@ffnstuff (411)
• United States
7 Dec 06
thats one of the worst stories i think thats in here. kids are one thing but your own parents, thats the toughest. you cant ignore or really fight back you just have to take it. i should turn this discussion into a book!
@jennyl (687)
• United States
6 Dec 06
I was actually teased a lot in school. I was teased for being chubby, for being mentally slow, and i was actually one of the kids who got picked either last or next to last for teams in gym class. I can remember walking home from school one day. I think i was only in the 1st grade at the time. A kid would try to throw rocks at me while i was walking home and one day someone that this kid was walking home with, did actually hit me with a rock. Luckily i didnt really get injured but it hurt. So yes i sure was teased. Kids can be so cruel.
@ffnstuff (411)
• United States
7 Dec 06
"Kids can be so cruel." that just sums up everything
@haji1985 (94)
• India
6 Dec 06
i sure was teased in school.i was short as well as a loser in studies,but i did fairly well in sports.anyways i too did what i thought was right and smacked the guy who used to call me names and the effect was for all to see.he never teased me after that smacking.
@ffnstuff (411)
• United States
7 Dec 06
lol, yeah when i hit the kid i was so scared i was gonna get in trouble more than whatever. I was also worried that I actually hurt him because he was crying so hard! but thats the kind of person i am i guess... but he deserved it
@yarntales (639)
• United States
6 Dec 06
In the middle/beginning of third grade my family moved to a new school district. From that point on I was teased. I never did anything about it, but I think that may be why I didn't want to send my kids to school.
@ffnstuff (411)
• United States
7 Dec 06
are they homeschooled?
@ESKARENA1 (18299)
6 Dec 06
in my opinion we use the wrong language, what looks to an adult as mild teasing is often to a child a devestating eppisode of bullying and should be stamped down on hard whenever it occurs. I was teased mercilessly for years, probably one of the reasons why i carved out a career in psychology. The impact of such teasing can be devastating and is something many adults still struggle with in later life. What we should be doing is examining closely the bullies and working with the families to understand the underlying cause
@ffnstuff (411)
• United States
7 Dec 06
thats interesting that you decided to do something in psychology. do you think if you hadnt been teased you wouldnt feel as strong for your profession?
• Lampe, Missouri
6 Dec 06
yes i was teased for having a scare on the right side of my face and the right side of my face being paralized, at first it bothered me really bad but after i thought of it i just laughed with them. i would tell them thank you. i had one kid that would call me popie the sailor man. LOL i would tell him thank you and i eat me spinage (how ever you spell that)
@ffnstuff (411)
• United States
7 Dec 06
thats sad, how did that happen to you?