Hi, I am new to this site and I would like some help. I am teaching a 3 & 4 year old Sunday School class. I have 9 students total. There is one child in the class that I am needing some advice on. He will be 4 very soon, but is more like a 2 year old in many ways. He does not follow directions, is very defiant, does not appear to know how to get along with other children. I am having much difficulty leading any type of activity or reading the lesson for the day, or even getting through a short prayer without his outbursts. He will not stay seated for any length of time, is climbing on chairs, disrupting class. I know some of this child's history and am in close contact with the mother. They are in play therapy together (early stages as far as I can tell) as this little boy has run the house since he was born. Mom admits that she has always given in to him, etc. She is trying to change this but it will take lots of time. My question is......how in the world do I make this work for Sunday School? For one hour a week, it is difficult to make an impact....we are instructed to make Sunday School fun so the kids want to return...so how do I keep it all together? How do I give the other children the attention and focus they deserve and still deal with this other child, trying to teach him along the way? I am terribly frustrated at this point. The mother was in class with us one day and the behavior was even worse. I am supposed to be getting a helper next week but I don't think the helper being assigned to me is going to be able to handle him either. I don't think this boy is ready for Sunday School but I don't know how to tell the mother this. Besides, that's not my call to make. What do I do? Please send any advice or ideas you might have.......whether it be activities for this boy or for the rest of the class or for me.....I am open to all suggestions! Thanks in advance for any help you might send.