Throwing Bullies in Jail is Not the Answer“Name calling is of course bad, but I think it tends to do more harm as the child gets older because they are vulnerable in their adolescent years,” shared Adrian Loud, a 40-year-old father of two who lives in Atlanta. “As a parent, you may not know what to do. You don’t want to blow something insignificant out of proportion. But you don’t want your child to feel emotional pain either, especially if the name calling is a recurring problem.”