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How To Cope With Being Teased

Watch more School Survival videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Learn how to cope with being teased so the bullies don't get the best of you. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Show them up Show them up. Most teasers rely on humor that's rarely funny and almost always pathetic. So the next time a would-be tormentor tries to make you feel bad, roll your eyes and call the fool out on their lame joke. Something simple like, "Really? That's intended to be funny, right?" can shut someone up at least briefly. Step 2: Channel your rage Don't give your teaser the satisfaction of making you cry. Instead, channel your anger productively, through art, sports, or music. Step 3: Learn to talk trash Learn how to trash talk like a pro. You might not be strong enough to take your teaser on physically, but you can certainly learn how to verbally judo flip him or her. Step 4: Kill 'em with kindness Try this trick: respond to their insults and taunts with compliments and charm. This won't just take all the fun out of teasing you—it will confuse the hell out of them. Tip If you're a girl and your teaser is a boy, it's possible said boy is stuck in the pre-pubescent mentality that "girls are icky but also kinda cute so I'm gonna repress my confusion by being relentlessly obnoxious and hope that she'll kiss me." That ought to make you feel better, albeit nauseous. Step 5: Talk to someone If the teasing is particularly nasty and/or you feel threatened, there's no shame in speaking to your mom, dad, teacher, or counselor. Step 6: Be proud Remember that you're awesome. Maybe the kids tease you because you love science or you wear pink Chucks. What do they know? People who are considered nerdy or different are often the ones who change the world—just look at Bill Gates. Did You Know? About 30% of U.S. teens are involved in bullying in some way, either as a bully or as a victim.
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