The reason that I wrote the short story, “MOMMY, WHY COME?: Accepting Differences” is that in my experience in working with students at the elementary-school level, it is important for them to realize their value and build up their self-esteem at an early age. By so doing, they develop positive behaviors which, in turn, allows teachers to utilize instructional time to actually teach and not have to deal with behavioral issues. Also, students who realize their own self-worth are less likely to be bullied than those who don’t think they are worth anything. These students will be examples to students who have low self-esteem, which will be a win-win for both students as well as teachers.