How should I treat kids who are different?
Here's the answer:
Show kids who are different the love of Jesus.
All kids are different, just like adults. Kids may be from a different country than you, have a different skin color, be bigger or smaller. They may speak a different language than you. They may have a mental or physical challenge. Or, they may walk and look differently.
When God makes little kids, He makes them just the way He wants them to be. So, if God makes someone different than you, He must have a special plan for them. How they look or act is part of that plan. God wants us to be respectful of kids who seem different and to treat them as we want to be treated, even if other kids are mean to them. Instead of ignoring them, spend time playing with them. Jesus spent lots of time with different people, and He was never embarrassed to be with them or to help them.
"You created the deepest parts of my being. You put me together inside my mother's body. How you made me is amazing and wonderful. I praise you for that" (Psalm 139:13-14).
"Be kind and tender to one another" (Ephesians 4:32a).