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Posted on February 26, 2018 4:45 am
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Hygiene
How does one approach hygiene issues such as body oder in the classroom without making kids feel uncomfortable and embarrassed?
 
     
     
 
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Posted February 26, 2018 4:57 am

Kelsey Lutzi
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I would address the student directly, if you have a relationship with them where you feel you can speak openly about those topics. I would politely mention the issue at the end of the day, when the student can go home and solve the problem. This issue shouldn't be discussed mid-day when no solutions are available. The student will just get anxious. But having a one-on-one where you're honest and kind could be helpful. I would be transparent and mention a time in my life where I had the same issues. We have all been there! If you feel uncomfortable doing that, and have a good relationship with the parents, I would give them a call and mention the situation, and give them the opportunity to solve the situation at home.
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Solution 2
Posted February 26, 2018 6:53 pm

TaTaBy
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I would talk to the student privately. I had a student who you could tell hadn't washed their hair in a long time, and my CT kept asking her if she wet her head. The girl laughed but looked super embarrassed. So I would pull them aside and ask them about their hygiene routine. You could also teach a life skills lesson about hygiene so they know how important it is.
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