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Posted on October 10, 2016 6:34 pm
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ZaBuBy
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Just trying to Help
A student in class has a odor condition, and I tried to help the child from being picked on by others in the class so I sent home a little deodorant with the child. I received a note back from the parents with a very rude remark, \"(Blank student) has a mother and does not need another.\" Now, uncomfortably, I do not know what to do.
 
     
     
 
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Posted October 12, 2016 12:33 am

uBuDap
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I worked in a classroom where we had deodorant for each student that was kept in the classroom. This way after PE the students had it available to freshen up. Perhaps implementing this in your room would help to not only provide deodorant for this student, but also not single him or her out, or their parents for that matter.
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Solution 2
Posted October 14, 2016 7:12 pm

Husava
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I would have a quick lesson on hygiene in the class and have hygiene products in my class for students to take home if they need to. This would be open to all students not just directed to one. Then document each day that child comes to school with a bad odor and if this is a consistent thing I will then reach out to the parents and let them know of this issue that is reoccurring at school if I dont smell a difference after that I will have a talk to the student about any personal issues at home and last resort would to talk to my supervisor.
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Solution 3
Posted October 12, 2016 2:34 pm

PeQyGa
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I understand you were just trying to help but it is easy to see how the parent could have taken that the wrong way. Allowing the child to keep the deodorant at school will avoid that problem.
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Solution 4
Posted October 15, 2016 12:23 am

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For this case, I would provide deodorant for each student for when they come back from P.E. This would help not singling the student out.
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Solution 5
Posted February 24, 2018 9:10 pm

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If I were in your shoes I would have a class set of spray deodorant and body sprays so no student feels singled out. Also, just let the parent know that you are looking out for their best interest and didn't mean it in a bad way.
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