Green Talk vs. Red Talk: Teaching Kids ComebacksWhen faced with teasing, most students with language delays and/or emotional regulation issues melt down or say something equally mean back. Help elementary students develop effective comebacks that are not nasty, but make a point in an expected school manner.
We use the word “teasing” to describe a full spectrum of behavior, from good-natured, give-and-take banter between close friends to malicious, intentionally hurtful insults hurled at an overweight child about her body size or shape.
BULLYING: Bullying is a word that gets thrown around a lot when anything goes wrong between peers. We need to make sure students understand what bullying is and not confuse it with a conflict or another act.