Now it is YOUR job to make sure his medical needs are met. His emotional needs are met. His physical needs are met. And everything in between.
So, lets say he gets to your home in the evening, right before bedtime. You put him to bed and then the next day he is still there. You know you have to meet all of these needs so you spend the next day trying to make him feel comfortable and making phone calls.
Because that is what we do.
Then, after dinner, it's bath time. But he's six.
Does he know how to clean himself?
Does he clean himself properly?
Does he have anything going on "down there" that needs to be taken care of, but you don't know about it?
Yeah. It's about to get uncomfortable.
So...what do you do?
For the first night I probably would just ask if he needs help after turning on the shower for him. But, this kid is going to be in your home for at least weeks...probably months...maybe even years.
So, do you ever find out if he is cleaning himself correctly?
How do you handle this once he has been in your home for a few weeks?