““The Experiment” by Karen Case Ho-Ching (June 2006 Ensign) describes an experience she had as an elementary school teacher dealing with a disruptive child. Her approach defied current wisdom about special education children. The wonderful results may have been a complete fluke, a rare miracle, but the principle of helping others show love and kindness even to the most annoying among us is inspired and can lead to dramatic changes in all who try this. I’ve seen evidence that cruelty and exclusion by peers can turn bright kids away from academic success. And in the Church, it can turn people away from the Gospel, wiping out many spiritual IQ points as well.
I urge you to read “The Experiment.”