I've heard all the same horrible remarks as everyone else as a child. People can be really rude. The great thing is now that I know how to deal with my curls and they are full and natural, I get tons of positive remarks every day. My hair is the first thing people notice about me and I've had several offers from people who want to buy it. (weird, I know.) Anyway, my point is that when you embrace your curls, other people will start to notice how wonderful they are! :-)