I remember one particular year when I had a little boy J... who refused to say a word. His father had passed away during the summer and he was still coming to grips with the loss. His mother had asked me to be patient with him which I readily agreed to do. She was taking him to counseling and other than not speaking; he was a very sweet cooperative child.
One morning that first week of school, as we were walking down the hall, I exclaimed at how nice and quietly J.... was walking in line. I will never forget the child behind him turning to another child with a smirk on his face and saying "He don't talk NO way!"