EXPLAINING DWARFISM TO TEENAGERS
As children become teenagers and get older, they might not ask about a person with a difference, they might just assume what they think they know. If you notice them staring or being more curious than usual, you might want to mention to them:
"That person has dwarfism. That means that their bones do not grow exactly the way that yours and mine grow. That is why they are shorter or walk that way. They are just like you and I, just different in their own way. It is important not to stare and to treat anyone with a difference the way you would want to be treated."
"If you are interested in learning more about dwarfism, we can visit a website to learn more."
*While teenagers are curious, it is important to mention to them that it is not polite to stare because it makes others feel uncomfortable and shows poor character on their part.