DEAR REV. GRAHAM: Our daughter told us in tears the other day that some of the girls in her class (seventh grade) have been making fun of her because she isn't particularly athletic or popular. Should we say something to her teacher about this? We don't want to embarrass her or make things worse. —R.N.
A: Only you can judge the seriousness of this — but if it's interfering with your daughter's schoolwork and upsetting her in more than a passing way, then it would be entirely appropriate to share your concern with her teacher.
Bullying isn't acceptable today, and even if their taunts don't go that far, those who are involved need to learn to be more considerate of others. The Bible commands us "to slander no one, to be peaceable and considerate, and to show true humility toward all men" (Titus 3:2).