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  Teasing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Teasing is the act of playfully disturbing another person, either with words or with actions.
Teasing may also be pretending to give the other something which the other desires, or giving it very slowly.
"To tease", or to "be a tease" in a sexual sense can mean to by dress, posture, language and/or other means of flirting to cause another person to become sexually aroused, without any intent to proceed further — usually to the frustration of the person teased.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Teasing   (296 words)

 Teasing Mares   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Teasing mares can be a time-consuming and boring procedure, but it is essential if one is to detect when a mare is in estrus.
In very small breeding operations, the teasing can be done with the breeding stallion, but this is a sure way to develop a frustrated horse which is difficult to handle and can become rank and overly aggressive.
The mare should be teased by the stallion head to head, at the buttocks, and at the external genitalia.
equineestates.com /library/breeding/binfo10.htm   (2345 words)

 Psychology Today: The Art of the Tease
From the outside, teasing seems to be a twisted pleasure: affectionate and sort of insulting all at once.
But since the driving force behind teasing is a yearning to maintain harmonious social relationships, teasers engage in redressive action -- they deploy humorous or playful tactics signaling that the criticism should not be taken as a condemnation.
Whether a tease lands as intended depends in part on the relationship between the teaser and teasee.
www.psychologytoday.com /articles/pto-19991101-000010.html   (763 words)

 Labour of Love :: Helping Children Deal With Teasing
Teasing cannot be prevented, and children cannot control what others say; however, they can learn to control their own reactions.
For example, a child teases another about her glasses, "Four eyes, four eyes, you have four eyes." The child being teased could politely respond, "Thanks for noticing my glasses!" The teaser is usually confused, especially when there is not a reaction of anger or frustration.
Teasing can be very painful for children, and it can affect their self-esteem and how they relate to other people.
www.labouroflove.org /family-living/bullying-&-teasing/helping-children-deal-with-teasing   (1434 words)

 Teasing and bullying: What can pediatricians do? - Contemporary Pediatrics
Whether a child is a victim of teasing and bullying, a bully, or a victim and a bully, peer relationships are affected.
Suggest that they attempt to talk to witnesses to the teasing to obtain accurate firsthand information and that they seek to resolve conflicts by involving the parents of the teaser and other caregivers responsible for the teaser and victim, particularly when the teasing is repetitious, public, and obnoxious.
Because teasing and bullying often occur at school or on the way to school, the school staff is an essential partner in prevention.
www.contemporarypediatrics.com /contpeds/article/articleDetail.jsp?id=111722   (3595 words)

 Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology: Understanding teasing: lessons from children with autism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Teasing is a complex yet vital social interaction through which people socialize each other, enter into and maintain relationships, and negotiate group membership and social hierarchies.
Teasing then, is a form of provocation (criticism or hostility) mitigated by off-record markers (playful gestures), each of which may be present to varying degrees.
Teasing further involves elements of pretense that, to be understood properly, require the ability to assume pretend roles and stances (for elaboration on this notion, see Clark, 1996; Clark and Gerrlg, 1984; Keltner et al., 2001).
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0902/is_1_33/ai_n11850144   (1359 words)

 Teasing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Teasing is one of the most important aspects in reproductive management of mares.
It is vital that the person teasing the mares knows how each mare acts when she is not in estrus, in order to identify changes consistent with estrus.
This teasing method allows one person to tease a large number of mares in a relatively short period of time, and allows the mares to interact with the stallion in a fairly natural situation.
www.vet.purdue.edu /horses/Teasing.html   (482 words)

 Journal of General Psychology: Teasing: for superiority or solidarity?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Although teasing is not always positive (e.g., when used to bully), when it is between friends in social contexts and does not highly degrade a person's identity, it is expected to be benign and possibly even strengthen bonds between individuals.
The irritation at being teased stems from the target feeling put on the spot, or having a flaw uncovered; but the fact that the teasing is a playful act between friends signals that the irritating elements should not be taken seriously, and it thus neutralizes the negative component of teasing comments.
In addition, teasing can actually strengthen the relationship by establishing roles, showing a certain level of familiarity between individuals, and defining the interaction as involving a "joking relationship" of a desire to have such a relationship (when the friendship is new).
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m2405/is_3_132/ai_n14812299   (1407 words)

 Teasing and Insemination Methods for Breeding Mares
Those mares exhibiting behavior relative to a tease score of 3 or larger are checked further by palpation or ultrasound to identify the follicular status of the ovaries and other conditions of the reproductive tract.
Confinement of the teaser in a stout pen in the mare paddock.
The results of teasing cannot be conclusive in every case due to individual variations in response and the limited time available in many cases to expose mares.
www.mofoxtrot.com /teasing-insemination.htm   (3246 words)

It is worth note that the incidence of teasing is substantially higher among CWS than it is among the general school population, whose incidence of victimization is somewhere between nine percent and 35 percent, depending on which studies are considered (Langevin, Bortnick, Hammer, & Wiebe, 1998).
Parents are often unaware of teasing that goes on, and only talk with their children about the issue to a limited extent, if at all (Olweus, 1993; Langevin et al., 1998).
Children who are teased are often socially isolated, as their peers do not wish to be "teased by association" and therefore have few friends and social skills.
www.mnsu.edu /comdis/kuster/journal/roth.html   (4397 words)

Teasing is a pervasive activity that occurs in most group contexts including family, friends, coworkers and teammates.
While teasing is most prevalent among group members who are familiar with one another, teasing can be used among strangers to communicate friendliness and indirectly express affection.
Teasing allows socialization to occur by conveying the group norms, faciliating bonds through laughter and allows one to establish a social identity.
www.units.muohio.edu /psybersite/groups/teasing.shtml   (390 words)

 CEEP. Archive of ERIC/EECE Digests. Easing the Teasing: How Parents Can Help Their Children   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Teasing and being the target of teasing can help young children develop social skills that they will need in adolescence and adulthood (Ross, 1996).
Teasing is a good way of receiving negative attention, and, unfortunately, for many children, negative attention is better than no attention.
Teasing becomes harassment, however, if it is repeated or prolonged, threatens or results in violence, or involves inappropriate touching or physical contact.
ceep.crc.uiuc.edu /eecearchive/digests/1999/freed99.html   (1749 words)

 MommyTips - Teasing & Bullying - What You Can Do
In the world of teasing and bullying, a world your kids probably know all too well, both bullies and victims are at risk.
Parents and teachers worked together to teach attitudes and rules about teasing and bullying and to enforce them in the hallways, playgrounds, and lunchrooms where these behaviors had been largely unsupervised and uninterrupted in the past.
Students were also taught to confront or report teasing and bullying rather than to participate passively as an audience.
www.mommytips.com /article/Parenting/Discipline/teasing.htm   (1310 words)

 Teasing, Ages 6 to 12 | AHealthyMe.com
School-age children want to be liked and accepted by their peers; the downside is that anyone who doesn't conform may get noticed -- a child with frizzy hair, a child whose parents don't live together, a child who speaks one language at home and another at school.
Children may tease to express their uneasiness with these differences or, worse, to seek power over the kids who seem different.
Uncontrollable or abusive teasing can be a sign that emotional, physical, or developmental problems are causing your child to lash out in frustration.
www.ahealthyme.com /topic/teasing6to12   (804 words)

 When Teasing Isn't Pleasing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
When parents tease their children instead of communicating with them directly— when they offer veiled, joky comments instead of rules, information and love— teasing is a problem.
Teasing can effectively boost spirits and ego: coming up with witty barbs and digs is a friendly pastime that helps the teaser feel better about himself or herself.
Teasing is sometimes a substitute for physical fighting, in settings where tussles are not permitted.
www.cfc-efc.ca /docs/cafrp/00002_en.htm   (743 words)

 Consequences Of Childhood Teasing Persist Through Adulthood
Being teased often as a child, and even teasing others, can have lifelong negative consequences, according to a University of Kentucky study to be published in the October issue of Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.
The study led by UK doctoral student John Georgesen examined the relation between personality and teasing experiences among college students, suggesting that individuals with certain personality characteristics are at risk for being teased in childhood and for carrying those negative aspects into adulthood.
However, with the recent spate of school shootings in which teasing has been implicated as a major cause, that attitude is now being questioned.
www.uky.edu /PR/News/Archives/1999/SEPT99/TEASING.HTM   (394 words)

 Weight Teasing Linked to Teen Suicide
A new study finds that kids who get teased about their weight are two to three times as likely to think about suicide or actually try to kill themselves.
About 15% of the girls and 10% of the boys were teased by both peers and their families.
If a brother or sister is teasing a child, tell the teaser that this isn't how we act in our family.
www.webmd.com /content/article/72/81690.htm?z=3734_00000_1000_ts_01   (1055 words)

 Bullying, Teasing, Youth Violence, and Prevention: Addressing the Needs of Youth with Disabilities
Her particular area of expertise and interest focuses on the issue of peer influence and peer pressure with regard to teasing and bullying.
Teasing and verbal harassment always wins what I call the booby prize as the most common forms of bullying.
Teasing and name-calling, there are kids that go along with other kids.
www.ncset.org /teleconferences/transcripts/2003_10.asp   (7020 words)

 IEL.. Resources. Tip Sheets. He's Teasing Me!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Parents can't stop all teasing, and not all teasing is hurtful.
Teasing is often shown as funny on television shows or in movies.
Teasing can be a way to get attention, to respond to being teased, to feel superior, to be friends with others by excluding the victim, or to hide discomfort with differences.
www.illinoisearlylearning.org /tipsheets/teasing.htm   (425 words)

 SENG: Articles & Resources - Teasing and gifted children
Often the teasing and bullying is subtle- name-calling, shoving, social ostracism, or intimidation.
Sharing an experience of a time when you were teased can help them understand that it is normal to be upset about what has happened.
One little boy who was consistently being teased by an older girl used his "brilliant retorts" to make her really listen when he decided to be assertive.
www.sengifted.org /articles_social/Schuler_TeasingAndGiftedChildren.shtml   (1066 words)

 Teasing and Bullying Survey   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The last pair of items (81-82) taps the student's self-concept regarding whether he or she is teased or bullied and whether he or she teases or bullies.
To garner information about students’ perceptions of what they do when they see teasing and bullying; closing the instrument with this question is designed to spark the “squirm effect.” The hope is that this effect will be like that of a pebble dropped in a smooth pond: the ripples can go out a long way.
For example, the staff are asked how confident they are when they see teasing or bullying that they understand how it started and the same question about when someone tells them about a particular instance of teasing or bullying.
www.mri.org /tabs.html   (3662 words)

 Identifying Teasing and Bullying Experiences of Middle School Students
Until teasing and bullying were linked to outbreaks of school violence, this problem received scant attention in the literature from researchers and clinicians alike.
The purpose of the first phase of the Child-Adolescent Teasing Scale (CATS) project was to discover significant factors that constitute teasing/bullying experiences of middle school children as the basis for subsequent development and testing of an instrument to identify at-risk youth.
Teasing refers to dynamic social interactions comprised of a set of verbal and/or non-verbal behaviors occurring among peers that is humorous and playful on one level but that may be annoying or distressing to the target child on another level.
stti.confex.com /stti/sos13/techprogram/paper_11636.htm   (778 words)

 Latest Survey Results: The Truth about Teasing Summary
We know that most teasing happens at school and that 92% of you see some sort of teasing while you're at school everyday.
It's safe to say that the majority of you think teasing is some sort of a problem at your school.
Teasing can range from jokes that get taken a bit too far to comments that are just downright mean, so it seems logical to think that witnessing all this teasing might start to take its toll after awhile.
www.smartgirl.org /reports/4595732.html   (2688 words)

Preschoolers may tease a child for particular attributes, such as wearing glasses or being fat, or use teasing to define social groups ("Nya-nya, You can't play with us!") And, as most toddlers find out, it's equally hurtful to be on either end of teasing — the teaser or the teasee.
If your child is teasing his sibling, it may not mean that he's angry or upset with his brother or sister, merely that he wants more of your attention.
Sometimes Daddy likes to tease him while there playing, not verbally, but by doing things that are annoying to my son, for instance, sometimes Daddy will hold him back when he's trying to get to a certain area in the house, which I believe is frustrating our son.
www.babycenter.com /refcap/11572.html   (1308 words)

[n] the act of harassing someone playfully or maliciously (especially by ridicule); provoking someone with persistent annoyances; "he ignored their teases"; "his ribbing was gentle but persistent".
[a] arousing sexual desire without intending to satisfy it; "her lazy teasing smile".
[n] playful vexation; "the parody was just a form of teasing".
lookwayup.com /lwu.exe/lwu/d?s=f&w=teasing   (113 words)

 Helping your child cope with teasing - Partnership for Learning
Teasing and bullying are an all too common part of childhood.
Tormenting and harassing are a hostile form of teasing, and may later escalate to bullying.
Often times they can get the teasing to stop by talking to the bully about their behavior.
www.partnershipforlearning.org /article.asp?ARticleID=1674   (427 words)

 MPR: Friends of alleged shooter think teasing was final straw
Sophomore Zach Torborg says on the morning of the shooting, Jason McLaughlin was acting normally and had cause to be in a good mood; he had just aced a presentation in the driver's ed course that the two were taking.
Although adults around town seem to be at an absolute loss to figure out what led to the shooting, some of his classmates think they know.
If Jason McLaughlin brought a gun to school because he was tired of the teasing, classmates say they can't figure out why he targeted Seth Barthell and Aaron Rollins.
news.minnesota.publicradio.org /features/2003/09/25_zdechlikm_reax   (829 words)

Parents can role play "ignoring" with their children and praise children for their excellent "acting." It should be noted that ignore-ing may not be effective in prolonged teasing situations.
For example, a child teases another about her glasses, "Four eyes, four eyes, you have four eyes." The child being teased could politely respond, "Thanks for notice-ing my glasses!" The teaser is usually confused, especially when there is not a reaction of anger or frustration.
The teaser says, "You have so many freckles." The teased child responds, "Yes, I have a lot of freckles." The teaser taunts, "You are such a cry baby." The teased child can answer, "I do cry easily." Agreeing with facts usually eliminates the feeling of wanting to hide the freckles or the tears.
www.kidsgrowth.com /resources/articledetail.cfm?id=1072   (858 words)

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