Our expert says:
Sounds like a less than desirable shool, handling him clumsily. Unless he has seen a DOCTOR, medical, a paediatrician, suggesting thyroid problems sounds like guesswork. Its a more common problem in adults, but if one's thyroid gland ( in the neck ) is under-active, one tends to get fatter, slower, think slowly, and get really depressed and functioning poorly, among other symptoms. Fairly simply blood and other tests can usually confirm this or make it clar that this is NOT a problem. And an under-active thyroid tends to enlarge and may give one a thickness around the neck. No harm in having him see a paediatrician and have this checked out.
Too often teachers and scholl administrators prefer to blame the kid, or problems at home, or both, rather than admit that their system isn't perfect, and some teachers aren't very good.
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