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Wondering when is the right time to seek bedwetting treatment for your child?/ By Dr. Jacob sagie and Tal Sagie There are several considerations that parents should keep in mind when it comes to determining whether or not their children are ready for bedwetting treatment: Child’s age: only children ages four and up should be treated. Maturity: Children between four and five years old should be considered mature for their age and should be able to concentrate on specific tasks. Motivation: Child is frustrated or unhappy with having a bedwetting problem. They get sad or upset when they wet the bed and remain happy when they are able to stay dry. They explain, sometimes, that they would like to stop wetting the bed, but they may not express how upset they are over the problem. This should not necessarily lead parents to think that the child is indifferent to the problem overall. Unstable bedwetting frequency: Sometimes, children will decrease the frequency with which they wet the bed over time, and parents think that this means the child does not need treatment. However, this instability does not mean the problem is solved. Treatment should still be sought out as soon as bedwetting increases. Seasonal bedwetting: Some children will wet the bed infrequently throughout the year; for example, a child may wet the bed in the winter but not as much in the summer. In these situations, the problem should be treated during the time of year when the problems is at its worst. Parents’ willingness: There is no understating how important it is for parents to be dedicated to helping a child overcome bedwetting. This means being able to put the time and energy into treatment that is necessary for success. Otherwise, the child could fail as a result of poor parent support. Causes of bedwetting: Behavioral bedwetting treatments should only be utilized in situations where a doctor has already ruled out medical issues that may be leading to bedwetting in the first place. Some common conditions that result in enuresis include epileptic seizures, frequent UTIs, spina bifida, spinal cord problems, and many more. In these cases, the medical problem should be treated directly. Behavioral treatment for bedwetting may also not be the best option if the child has been diagnosed with psychological problems or is under a great deal of emotional stress. This may be due to life trauma, physical or sexual assault, a car accident, family violence, relationship problems, etc.) In such cases, enuresis cannot be treated but the cause of the problem itself should be. Many parents of children who have enuresis blame themselves for the problem, even when it is not their fault. As a result, they attempt to treat the problem by forced treatment, even when the child may not necessarily be ready. consequently, the child could fail and may end up feeling even more upset. For more info please go to: http://www.bedwettingtherapy.com

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