This might also be when parents or other adults constantly use sarcasm, threaten, criticise, yell at or taunt a child.
I phrased it as a sarcastic taunt , but I genuinely wanted to know the answer.
His odd appearance and manner attracted the attention of local children, who would continually taunt him, provoking him to lose his temper and damage property.
A thousand ways to insult and taunt him came to my mind, but I kept quiet.
True, not everybody loves her; there are some who taunt her with sarcastic parodies, bilious caricatures, and scathing articles.
She began to tease and taunt him by playing with his locks.
Moments later the twins came by and true to their word, began to taunt Nicholas.
Imagine if your colleagues all began to taunt you, all of the time, every day.
She began to taunt me, of all people, for actually trying not to get her killed, which didn't rank her high on my good side at that moment.
From afar they began to taunt the crowd in the square, chanting, ‘We own this country now,’ and ordering the people in the opposition crowd to return to their homes.