The stinky kid in class and making dd sick Update #1
Dd has math class with a boy that is severely neglected. It has been going on for years. He smells and clearly his lazy fat mom doesn't give a damn. He bullies other kids all the time. We have a very small school with rich, middle class and very poor. When he moved into the school the kids were very welcoming. He was bullied at other schools and I imagine it has affected him. The kids have given up on being nice to him. They ignore him but defend themselves when he attacked. Dd sits behind him in math class and she literally gets a headache everyday from his smell. She asked teacher if she could move her seat but the teacher keeps "forgetting". She didn't explain about her headaches because she was worried about being insensitive. Because she is a teenager I wanted her to learn to start solving her problems. But I think I will email the teacher. How do you deal with the stinky kid in the class?
It is not a issue with us about him being poor. I grow up poor and now I'm not because of hard work. The issue is this odor problem has been going on for a couple of years. Since grade school. She had never sat next to him before but knew he was smelly from other interactions. Now she has to sit next behind him in Math 3rd period. She gets a headache for the rest of the day. I can give her Motrin to keep in her locker as it is legally. But why should I have to kill her liver by giving her drugs each day to stop her headache? DH and DD are very sensitive to smells. We have everything scent free in out home because of it. It has never been an issue with her getting headaches at school until now. The boy had to shower often at school in the nurses office because of the odor. It has been humiliating for him I know. The nurse has reported it. the state must feel its OK. Other kids tell him all the time he smells. He says no he doesn't and yells at them. He has no friends and its sad. When he moved the to area the kids all tried to be his friend. It is a very friendly district. because it is so small any new kid gets jumped on to be friends because it someone new. He instead bullied everyone. This years secret Santa he got a bar of soap and was told "take a hint" from the boy who gave it to him. All he did was get mad. I tell dd not to get on his bad side as he clearly has issues. I worry one day he will crack and bring a gun to school. I will have her speak with her teacher tomorrow and tell the teacher why. She can stand up for herself and learn about uncomfortable situations.