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Tiny Mouse

Dear Highlights,
I am the shortest and youngest person in my class, and my classmates call me “Tiny Mouse.” How can I make them stop?
Stella, North Carolina

We often hear from kids who are teased about their height, whether they are short or tall. But there are advantages and disadvantages to being any size. If you start to feel upset about being small, it might help to make a list of the benefits of being the shortest and youngest. For example, perhaps you find that you bump your head less often!

The next time someone calls you “Tiny Mouse,” try not to let it bother you. Your classmates probably don’t mean to hurt your feelings. You might even play along and come up with a funny reply. However, if the teasing feels hurtful, try talking to a parent or teacher.

Art by: Keith Frawley

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