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helps to prevent unkind statements or actions. Parents need to remember that all children are teased sometimes and not just a child with a disability or health problem. Parents should anticipate that a child may be teased and can thus lessen the shock and make it easier for their child to deal with teasing. It is important to teach a child strategies to respond appropriately when teasing or bullying occurs. It is important, too, to spend time alone with your child talking about these things when they do occur. Parents can show understanding of the child’s feelings about being teased by saying, “I know it hurts when…” or “It must make you feel angry when…” Look for disability awareness programs that can help impact what children think and feel about those with special needs.

HOW CAN I ENCOURAGE MY CHILD’S FRIENDSHIPS? Invite children and their parents over to your home to play; you can then accept and allay their fears and teach them about your child’s condition. Model how to start conversations and how to interact with others.

OTHER INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE IN EACH OF THESE AREAS TO HELP YOUR FAMILY. Contact the Utah Parent Center for additional resources and suggestions.

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