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Answering Their Questions
A Sunday School teacher need not feel that it is necessary to answer every question that a child asks. At times a question may be forthcoming to which a teacher is unable to give a full answer, or it may be that the pupil is not ready for a complete answer. In all cases, however, we can give the pupil something that will be helpful and uplifting, and we can know with assurance that spiritual unfoldment will supply the fuller answer at the right time.
A teacher should not hesitate to tell the children that she does not know the correct answer. Indeed, it is better to tell them that she does not know rather than to give a wrong answer or to try to answer when she does not feel ready to explain satisfactorily. Occasionally teachers ask that the pupils look up the answer at home, and then of course the class should discuss the subject the following Sunday. In this way the pupils learn a great deal and help each other.
A teacher writes of her experience one Sunday when she did not feel that she could give a satisfactory answer:
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BARBARA P. STUTSMAN
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