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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!)
I would take this situation up with the school guidance counselor, case worker, or administration. I would explain your findings and explain what you recognized with the mother. I would ask if they feel it is necessary for you to call it in as neglect or if they would feel more comfortable doing it themselves. The mother may look nice and put together, but she also could be aloof. She could be working all of the time, siblings could be raising the child, etc.