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  Case: Dirty kid
I am a substitute teacher that often does long-term assignments. There is a 4th grade student that always comes to class very tired, in dirty clothes, and often smells bad. To add insult to injury, I've seen his mother and she is very well kept, dressed with all the "bling accessories," her nails done, hair done, etc. I can't understand how a mother can take such great care for herself, and leave the child a filthy mess.
How should this be addressed and handled properly?
Solution: (Rates are posted for this solution!)
The first step is to always address the problem with the parent. Do NOT attack the parent or make her feel like she does not know how to take care of her child. This will only result in her closing herself off and won't make her want to listen to what you have to say. If the problem persists, it can always be taken to the school's social worker and they are trained on how to handle situations like this.
 
     
     
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The suggested solution is respectful of the individual (student) Yes
The suggested solution is relevant to the case Yes
The suggested solution is reasonable (easy) for the teacher to implement Yes
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue Yes
The suggested solution is original Yes
Comments: helpful
Rated On: October 16, 2017 3:18 am
Rated By: aTuraJ
 
     
     
  Rating
The suggested solution is respectful of the individual (student) Yes
The suggested solution is relevant to the case Yes
The suggested solution is reasonable (easy) for the teacher to implement Yes
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue Yes
The suggested solution is original Yes
Comments: Speaking with the parent in a kind and concerned manner seems like the best first step. Involving the school social worker if necessary also makes this solution appealing.
Rated On: February 25, 2018 4:38 pm
Rated By: eguPud
 
     
     
  Rating
The suggested solution is respectful of the individual (student) Yes
The suggested solution is relevant to the case Yes
The suggested solution is reasonable (easy) for the teacher to implement Yes
The suggested solution is likely to solve the problem/issue Yes
The suggested solution is original Yes
Comments: Yes, a social worker would be the right authority to tackle this problem without bringing the substitute teacher into an uncomfortable situation.
Rated On: October 12, 2018 12:21 am
Rated By: WyVeTu