7. Parent Shows Little Concern for the Child

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I’ve worked in the school system in the past and seen some kids come to school completely filthy. I’m not talking the kinds of dirt that happens when kids get ornery and start playing around at the bus stop. I mean days and day’s worth of grime. I remember this one little kid that would arrive on Monday morning with the same clothes he had on when he left school on Friday. I understand that kids have their favorite outfits and sometimes the family can only afford a few outfits at a time, but the clothes on this kid were completely grimy. There were stains from Friday’s lunch, as well as from whatever he’d done outside over the weekend. His hands and face were also coated with layers of dirt and food. It sometimes took a good half an hour to get him cleaned up on Monday morning.