My 11 year old son is in 6th grade, and like me, he has a cleft chin. A dimple right smack in the middle of the chin. But my son's chin is mis-shapen, with one side of the cleft visibly larger than the other. Lots of kids in his class at school pick on him and make fun of his chin. I keep hoping that the smaller side will catch up to the larger one, but so far they seem to be staying the same. He cries a lot at night about the kids' picking on him, which breaks my heart. But I don't know what to do for him, other than to keep telling him that it's what's inside him that matters, not what's outside, and that kids can be mean, and he needs to remember that we, his family, love him for who he is and that we feel he's close to perfect the way he is, and so does God. But in the back of my mind I can't help but wonder if surgery to reshape his chin is an option. I'm sure, if it is, that it would need to be after he's fully grown, but should I even consider surgery, or should I focus on helping him accept himself the way he is? And even if I get him to do that, that won't stop the other kids from picking on him, and that worries me too... Any suggestions ladies? Thanks so much for taking the time to read my dilemma.