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Posted on October 8, 2018 8:18 pm
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uryden
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Smoking
I have a student who smokes cigarettes. He told me him and his mom smoke together. How do I provide guidance to my student when his parents can't help show support themselves. I do not know how to appreciate the situation without the student feeling cornered.
 
     
     
 
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Solution 1
Posted February 18, 2019 5:16 pm

Cali Pohlman
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There are a couple things you could do to show support for student health and well-being.
One, if possible, schedule a health services advocate to come into the class to do a presentation with the class.
additionally, there are organizations that districts partner with to provide health presentations and resources to students and families - look into those scheduled presentation days at your school as well!

Be mindful of any changes to student health such as weight loss, coughing, illness, etc. to ensure you can provide proper resources to student if need be.
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Solution 2
Posted February 24, 2019 5:47 pm

Keith Evans
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This is a tricky situation, because unfortunately by law, if the child is 18, they are allowed to smoke cigarettes. Having a lesson on the harmful effects of smoking would most likely go in one ear and out the other, since this is a learned, condoned habit from their parents. Ensuring this child is not smoking on school grounds is one of the few ways of discontinuing his smoking habits. If the child is underage then this becomes a legal matter, the teacher can anonymously report it, and the parent can get in trouble.
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Solution 3
Posted October 11, 2018 9:14 pm

uTaGuv
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You could attempt to teach a mini-lesson about the dangers of smoking to inform the student of the harm it is doing to his body.
Otherwise, there wouldn't be a way around discussing it with the student. If he is smoking on school grounds, I would report it to the guidance counselor or another administrator responsible for such acts.
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Solution 4
Posted February 21, 2019 6:10 pm

Desiree Boyd
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Just report this to the guidance counselor. He/she will move forward to providing the student health help and possibly slow is intake of cigarettes or stop it all together.
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Solution 5
Posted February 23, 2019 8:37 pm

HaJeRe
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It is sad that his parents encourage this behavior and you cannot change the actions that parents take at home. Maybe you could bring this up to his health teacher or guidance counselor and they could show him the harm in smoking cigarettes.
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