WHEN ONE OF OUR DAUGHTERS was in fourth grade, she had a severe skin condition covering most of her body. She was unable to attend school for a couple of weeks, but since our family had always relied on Christian Science healing, I was confident we could do so now—since she was cheerful, alert, and ready to see God's love for her.
Part of her concern, other than the unsightliness of the condition, was why this was happening to her.
This daughter was sensitive to her environment and worried about circumstances. She would wrangle with issues—good and bad—affecting her friends, family, and teachers. This state of mind often made her feel like an outsider, separate from others.