Youngsters under stress may be prone ...

Youngsters under stress may be prone to bedwetting

There are 6 comments on the Edmonton Journal story from Sep 20, 2008, titled Youngsters under stress may be prone to bedwetting. In it, Edmonton Journal reports that:

Q: My seven-year-old son still wets the bed. Should I be concerned? A: Bedwetting is a condition that usually does not require any treatment.

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Ellwood City, PA

#1 Oct 10, 2008
If your child is showing signs of embarrassment and frustration its time to get him help.
HOW I SOLVED MY CHILDS BEDWETTING-I tried waking my child up during the night, restrict fluids, bribery. None of this worked. I finally researched alarms on the internet. Using an alarm took 2 months but it worked wonders! From wet every night to completely dry every night!
My child (AGE 8) wore the alarm every single night for ten weeks. At the end of week 10, he had 14 dry days in a row! He became a much happier child, tons more smiles and much more positive attitude. I often wonder if he would still be wetting the bed if we hadn’t tried the alarm.
I strongly recommend the book, Seven Steps to Nighttime Dryness, by Renee Mercer for all parents dealing with a child’s bedwetting. also the early chapter book for children, Prince Bravery and Grace – Attack of the Wet Knights by Gail Ann Gross. It is the story of a young prince who struggles with "the Wet Knights" and eventually defeats them by using an alarm. The book is full of dragons and knights which children love, and it provides a light hearted look at the challenges of defeating "the Wet Knights." It gives children hope and courage.
You can solve your childs bedwetting, too. Get the books and an alarm -its the best decision i ever made.
Been There Done That

Stoney Creek, Canada

#2 Oct 14, 2008
My parents tried every method - including the then new "wet alarm" - and this was back in the '70s.(Yes they existed back then.) They tried every method except addressing the emotional issues underlying my bedwetting. These emotional issues are painfully obvious in retrospect as an adult but were mysterious and misunderstood to the bedwetting child I once was. My advice to any parent with a bedwetting child is to get to the root cause first before buying gadgets and approaching your child's bedwetting as a mere lack of discipline. My parents just assumed I couldn't be bothered getting up to relieve myself in the bathroom. All the bribing, humiliation, even psychiatric drugs, didn't help. Because they ignored the root cause. In case I need to be any more specific than that, here are some suggestions - is your child being bullied at school? is your child being abused by someone you think you can trust? Stop treating bedwetting like a medical condition in its own right when in fact it is a symptom of deeper problems.

Saint Albans, Australia

#3 Oct 17, 2008
I had this same problem when i was young. And i still have the problem now.

When i was a child i had many emontinal problems which werent addressed.

Been There Done That. Did you ever tell your parents what they did wrong.

Fontaines, France

#4 Nov 22, 2008
I did not tell my parents at the time. Now they are no longer with us.

Please tell before it is too late.

I failed them and myself.

Caerphilly, UK

#5 Feb 5, 2009
Stress and emotional upset can cause adult bedwetting too. I have always wet the bed when I am worried, upset or stressed about something. Eventually this gradually increased to the stage where as a middleaged adult I wet my bed every night and have done for some time.

Moscow, Russia

#6 Dec 31, 2009
this is stressful

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