A child who knows she’s plump will feel down, isolated, and rejected when her so-called friends crack fat jokes at her expense.
At this age, friendships are very important. She wants to be part of the in-crowd, to be accepted by her peers and to have lots of pals.
That’s why she will be very upset if some of the other girls are mean to her about her body size.
Teasing about any aspect of physical appearance is a form of bullying and nobody likes to be the target for verbal abuse or insults.
Like all bullying, teasing is an abuse of power in a relationship.
In which one person (the child making fun of another) is perceived as strong, threatening and dangerous by the other (the victim).