Now my mom is not exactly the most patient person in the world and certainly does not appreciate criticism and she doesn't seem to see the severity in this situation.
I've mentioned it to her many times before, she's bought him wet wipes and talked to him about wiping properly which helps, but he still always smells like poop. She never enforced the rule of wearing underwear so now he is always going commando. Maybe I just have super sonic smelling skills or something.
I mentioned to my brother an hour ago how I think he should start wearing underwear before his friends start to say something. His response, "I'm used to it by now." This obviously broke my heart, I tried to get it out of him exactly what was said to him and when, but he won't talk. Even when I told him all of the things I was picked on when I was younger.
Alarmed I went upstairs to my mom to tell her about what I had just heard, she said, "Yeah he mentioned something about that a couple of days ago." I was stunned, shocked. She heard about this from him and did nothing? I feel I have to take this into my own hands now. What do I do? How do I approach this, if he won't listen to me what do I do?? I am so fearful for him, I know he is picked on for the way he looks and dresses and now smells, but my mom doesn't seem to care, or he fears saying something to us.
I am 22 years old and haven't lived at home in a while so I had no idea how bad the situation was. If you can offer any helping advice to an older sister trying to help out her little brother, your input is appreciated.
Please be kind and helpful. If you wish to email me instead of posting in the thread I'll be happy to provide an email.
Thanks for reading.