Son will not keep up his hygiene

Renee - posted on 04/28/2014 ( 2 moms have responded )

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my step son has been living with us for a year and at first i thought he was reallky the best boy ever until got to know him. He was raised in a abusive household and we were never allowed to see him at least i wasn't. Constantly we learn strange things about him like he does not like to take baths, brush his teeth, wash his hands. I have started hiding food in my room. What do i?

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♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 04/28/2014

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He's coming from an abusive situation. Is he receiving counseling?

Start there, and work with the counselor on their recommendations.

Amy - posted on 04/28/2014

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Well I definitely would find a way to help him without making him feel uncomfortable. My 18 year old I adopted had several similar issues. Make him understand you have some rules in the house on hygiene and if that is followed than there are certain privileges. My son eventually outgrew it and is now has great hygiene.

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