My kids are both very fair-skinned, and they are teased relentlessly. While it's very sad and hurtful, it's not surprising to me at all. I suffered through the same teasing as a child.
What does surprise me, is that my kids are teased because they wear sunscreen.
According to the Center for Disease Control, "in 2007, 8,461 people in the United States died from melanomas of the skin." Despite these shocking statistics, protecting your skin is somehow "uncool."
Skipping the sunscreen is not an option, especially here in the Arizona desert, so I'm struggling with how to ease their pain. Has anyone else out there experienced anything similar to this? I'd appreciate any insight you may have!