For parents who worry that their short child will be psychologically damaged from merciless teasing, a new study provides reassurance that there will likely be no lasting effects from any exposure to short jokes.
The study, which appears in the September issue of Pediatrics, found that short children reported being teased only slightly more than their peers, but such teasing didn’t appear to affect their popularity or relationships with other children. And, short children were no more likely than their peers to have symptoms of depression.
Read more about the study here, and tell us what you think. Do you have a short child who is teased by classmates? How do you deal with it? Or, did you face similar teasing as a child? Did it have any long-term effect?