Name calling is an awful thing to do. It is spiteful and it hurts others. How very sad to have that need to put others down by making them feel small. Particularly awful when my own daughter tells me that I do not know what it feels like to be her. Alarm bells ringing over time. They call her names at school because she is overweight. She is the sweetest eight year old, very caring and sensitive. She prepares her own sandwhiches and watches what she eats so it is healthy. She plays on the Wii Fit Plus often to get her exercise done. She is just unlikely to have inherited that body shape. That does not give the right to other children to make fun of her and call her names. As parents please it is imperative that we teach our children empathy, tolerance, understanding and that calling people names is not the right thing to do.