How I Feel When I Get Teased About My Speech

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  • I don't have any friends. They call me dummy because I talk funny. Parents always tell my mom that they don't understand me when I talk. Kids talk to my sister. No one talks to me. (William, 7 years old.)

  • I feel bad because sometimes I feel like I can't help how I talk. (from Lisa, age 10)

  • I felt bad because I felt I wasn't normal like other people. They embarrassed me. (from Matthew, age 11)

  • They should respect other people's differences. (from Micah, age 11)

  • I feel really bad because I usually get teased by my friends. (from Taryn, age 12)

  • I feel bad because when kids tease me I feel like I'm the only one that stutters. (from Tanner, age 9)

  • People say I'm related to Porky Pig and I say be quiet. Also, kids call me stutter boy and I want to lock myself up in a shed and never come out. (from John, age 11).

  • Kids tease me by copying what and how I say things. This hurts my feelings. (from Kyle, age 10).

  • People mimic how I say I-I-I three times. Lindsay, Chris, Daniel A., and Kris. They repeat what I say. I feel bad. (from Daniel age 10)

  • I hate it. Sometimes I cry. (no name, age 9)

  • Sometimes kids immitate what I say, like ''Nooooo'', and it makes me feel like I'm not wanted. [Nick age 10]

  • Whenever I stutter some of the people make fun of me. However I am 13 years old and I have had this for pretty much my whole life. Once I had to give a speech and all of the kids in my class were being very supportive. When I checked my mark the next day I found out I got marks taken off because I stutter. Still there are a few people who make fun of me. For all the other kids who stutter try not to let it bother. Remember you people are afraid of what is different. [Brennan, age 13 Grade 8]

  • I feel sad and annoyed when I get teased because people do not have rights to say bad things to other people. (William, age 9)

  • It makes me feel mad, angry and sad. I feel like I want to tell them to please stop calling me names. (Emron, age 9)

  • I feel angry when I get teased about my speech, and then I tell my mom. (Tyler age 7 1/2)

  • I feel mad when kids tease me but I feel good when my friends try to help me (Kofi, age 10)

  • How I feel when I get teased about my speech is I get embarrassed. (from Steven, age 8)

  • When I'm being teased I get mad and sad. But my friends know what I am saying. But my brother Alex always gets mad at me. And my mom and dad always try to help me. (Brian, age 9)

  • I dont like being teased by other kids about the way i talk. (Oishin, age 13).

  • Sometimes people say the word before I can say it. Lots of people call me stutterboy. No one likes to be teased, I know how those people feel. I'm one of them. (Christopher age 10)

  • I feel sad and kinda mad. It makes my feelings hurt. When your friends tease you and such it makes you feel kinda angry and stuff. Sometimes when they tease me my feelings are hurt really bad. (Daquan, age 6)

  • Sometimes I stutter. It hurts my feelings if people tease me because of my stuttering. When kids don't want to play with me, I think it is because I stutter. At least no one in my whole family, even my grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins make fun of my talking. (Kate, age 8)

  • I feel very bad when kids pick on me when I stutter, especially at lunch. They tease me at lunchtime because the teacher is not around. I try to ignore them. When they copy me, I tell them that they're stuttering to. (Justin age 9)

  • It makes me feel really bad when I get teased because of my speech. My dad is a speech teacher and he is helping me a lot.

  • I have a sister who has a disability and people make fun of her and I have no way to stop it. (Hannah, grade 6)

  • Whenever I stutter, people say "That's cool!," but I know they are being sarcastic and they really don't mean it. It makes me feel bad. (Alex, age 9)

  • Whenever I'm teased, I want to get revenge. I really don't care, but I'm sure that other kids that stutter feel really bad. My friends help me. (Ben, age 11)

  • One of the students in my class asked me, "Francisco, why do you have to talk like that Buh, Buh, Buh...." I felt sad because I stutter. Sometimes I'm afraid of talking because I stutter. (Francisco, age 9)

  • When I get teased about my speech, I feel bad because it feels like the person who is teasing me thinks they are better than me, but I know that they aren't because no one else is better than anyone. (Marquita, age 12)

  • When I read what the other kids wrote I felt sad. When I get teased I feel mad. (Daymond, age 9)

  • Some kids mimic me like when i say, "I-i-i-i-i like d-d-d-d-d-d-d-dogs" they say the same thing i said and that makes me sad. (Michael Age 11)

  • I was at school and I said HHHHHHi in an attempt at being friendly but all the children started mimicking me. I felt angry and frustrated and I told the teacher. However, the teachers have not been able to stop the teasing. (Jesse, age 11)

  • I feel bad and angry when my sister makes fun of me because she copies what I say. (Ashley 7)

  • I'm in first grade. Earlier this week I got in a fight with another first grader on the playground because he was making fun of me for stuttering. I was so mad! I told him to mind his own business! I told my speech teacher and she talked to the other student. I get so mad when people tease me. I can't help it if I stutter. (Nathan)

  • My cousins made fun of me when I was young, too, and they do more things to me now, but I just listen to my heart not what people say. (Micah, age 11)

  • I get discouraged when people make fun of me. They say things like "LOOK AT THAT KID. HE CAN'T TALK RIGHT." Sometimes I feel like I want to hurt them. My speech teacher will try and try to encourage me to calm down. My parents always help though. (Jack age10)

  • I feel bad when kids make fun of me. When they do I just want to run and hide from everyone. (Cameron, age 11)

  • People laugh at my stuttering. I feel like I can't talk in school. When the teacher calls on me I'm afraid I'm going to stutter so I just pretend like I don't know the answer. (Nora, age 13)

  • People make fun of me when I stutter and I don't like it at all because I sound like this ' I'I'I'I'I. (from Alex, age 8)

  • When I stutter I feel that no one likes me, like in my family. I feel like my friends donŐt understand me when I stutter and sometimes they laugh at me. I get very angry and mad. (Manuel, age 9)

  • I feel very small when I am embarrased because of my stuttering and I always end up crying. (from Shian,age 12)

  • When I stutter, it feels like is my heart is falling into my belly. It feels like I have no friends. People call me names, too. They call me "the Stutter-girl." I got one friend that stands up for me and that makes me happy. His name is Jake. (Alina, age 9, 4th grade)

  • When I get teased I feel sad and some times mad.Sometimes kids copy the way I talk. (Veronica, age 9).

  • Some people make fun of me because I stutter. I feel bad because I do not like people doing that to me. (Benjamin R., age 10)

  • One way I have been teased about my stuttering is I don't have any friends because everybody is afraid of my stutter. People will ask me questions just to hear me stutter and if I don't answer they'll hit me. About a week ago at school my teacher assigned this project where we were split up into groups of 5 and we have a chapter in our text books where we each had to have 4 facts and tell the person who did the writting in our group to write them down on a poster and the person in our group was Adam. He kept yelling at me to STOP stuttering and everybody in our group laughed and he just made me stutter even more than when we were done we had to present the poster and then he showed me that he had written the facts just as I had said them to him like 'I I In t t t th the e e ea r r lll y y y 1111888880000000000's..........' It really hurt. (Wyatt 12)

  • Sometimes people talk about me but I don't care about what they say about me. They make fun of me when I talk slowly and want to know why I am not stuttering anymore. I am proud of who I am and words can't hurt me! (Walter, age 11)

  • I feel very sad, angry, furious and embarrassed about my stuttering. (Elias, age 8)

  • I feel ashamed of my stuttering because people tease me about my stuttering.(Eloxia, age 12)

  • Sometimes people make fun of me when they want to be my friend, and sometimes people make fun of me when they don't want to be my friend. I can tell when they want to be my friend and they're making fun of me, but I feel sad when they make fun of me and I can tell they don't want to be my friend. (from Paul, age 7)

  • When I was in first grade got I teased by my friend. He asked "why do you do that?" I said "I stutter." He said "O.K." And he continued asking that same question. It felt like I was getting teased. (Zachary age 8, second grade)

  • There is a kid his name is Kevin He is new. He is very mean to me. I hate when he makes fun of me. (Louis, age 10)

  • It hurts my feelings when people ask me, '"Why do you stutter all the time?" (Ben, Age 7)

  • When I get teased about my stuttering I feel sad and sometimes I want to go away. (Kody, age 11)

  • I feel sad and mad and I feel like I am going to cry. (Teresa, age 10)

  • I feel sad, frustrated and a little angry. It annoys me. Sometimes I don't even care. Sometimes they tell other people that that boy can't even talk. What I do when I get teased is I usually say "stop" or when they tease me a lot I tell an adult. (Atte, age 7, 2nd grade).

  • People tease me because I stutter a lot. I feel mad because they are always doing it back to me. Maybe I should take my time. (Damerion, Age 9)

  • I hate it when I get teased by everyone. My family even do it. Sometimes I feel like hurting myself. I think I'm too nice and just let people run over me. How come people can't just leave you alone!!!!! I also get teased and laughed at at school. People always say that I switch and calls me a girl and stuff. You are not suppose to ruin people's lives. But for all of you who are being picked on, don't woory about it because people are messed up and cruel. (J, age 12)

  • Sometimes when I stutter people ask me why do you do that? It makes me feel nervous, and different. (Nate, age 11)

  • I feel really mad of those jerks who make fun of me. (Christian, age 10)

  • The way I feel when I get teased, I feel like I'm getting tortured - verbally." (Ruben, age 11)

  • Sometimes people tease me by stuttering my name. It hurts my feelings. (Autumn, Age 8)

  • How I feel when I get teased about my speech: I feel upset. I want to leave those people and leave the situation. (Tre, age 10)

  • Some ways I have been teased about my stuttering is that some kids in my school were calling me st-st-st-stutter. It felt horrible and they were looking like the type of kids that would ruin their lives by taking drugs one day. (Jonathan age 12)

  • Someone in the fourth grade said to me, "Why you're in speech is because you have a learning disorder!" I felt so upset I burst into tears. (Madelyn, Age 12)

  • I feel sad when people make fun of me. On the bus they always tease me when I stutter and I always tell the bus driver and she tells everybody to stop laughing at me." (Kevin, age 8)

  • When I talk to adults I stutter.That makes me feel sad. I feel like I want to run away. (Trey, age 10)

  • Sometimes when I stutter kids like to talk like me. I feel unhappy. Sometimes kids make fun of me behind my back. This also makes me unhappy. (MaKayla, age 10)

  • People tease me almost every day, but I don't see why. No body's perfect and besides that I'm the same as everybody else. Every day I think why me, why do I have to be the one who stutters all the time and no matter how many times I use my strategies I still stutter and make a fool of myself. But then I think of how millions of kids and even adults deal with the same problem and know how I feel. I know that God is on my side and that's okay with me. (Matmeo)

  • When I get teased about my speech sometimes I tell my mom or my teacher, but sometimes I cry (Aiden, age 8)

  • How I feel when I get teased by my stuttering. (Maya, age 12)
    1. I feel like throwing something, like a pillow.
    2. I feel mad.
    3. I feel like crying

  • I feel mad and I want to get revenge. I don't want to get teased because it's annoying. (from Daren, age 11)


    last updated November 26, 2012

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