Miss Popularity's mother works for child services. Despite that we've had to call child services a number of times due to her throwing things at Miss Popularity, her access to alcohol and more. Recently, Miss Popularity was kicked out of her home by her mom. She's 12. Miss Popularity can be difficult but she is not a dangerous kid whatsoever. And she's 12 - did I mention that?
So we called child services and they had to assign a case manager from a different county in order to avoid a conflict of interest. The case manager instructed mom to allow Miss Popularity to come home because she has to provide a place to live. That lasted about a week until she got kicked out again and is living with a friend.
Question: How is it possible for this kid to do well in school at this point?
Answer: It's not.
And yet, she's here. She's staying out of trouble (more or less) and getting some work done.
To be continued, I'm sure.