His first few days in school revealed his past struggles.
When his new elementary school classmates ran up to him saying, “Will you be my friend?” he replied, “No!” He turned away, crossed his arms and showed a determined scowl. At lunch time he carefully guarded his food with his arms around his plate and didn’t talk to anyone.
The staff at the
have seen this before. “Give him some time,” they told the other children. The teachers recognized these signs of a protective shell, a shell built by a small boy to cope with bullies and misunderstanding. Madonna School