Bedwetting from children who are potty trained needs to be initially medically assessed but I have found that in virtually all cases that I have dealt with, there is no medical problem. If this is the case then this disorder is emotionally based and the child is usually quite anxious. However, I do believe that this is a choice that the child is making in that initially when they wet themselves there is a nice warm feeling which very rapidly becomes uncomfortable. All they then need to do is shout ‘ma´ and what follows is usually a great deal of fuss and attention.
In most cases that I´ve come across mom then does everything, changes the sheet, helps the child dry itself, gives the child clean pyjamas, changes the bed linen and places all the soiled items in the wash.
The kid is chilled. He´s got a reasonable amount of attention, albeit negative, and there have been virtually no consequences that he owns. If this problem is not properly dealt with it can become a huge social problem for the child who is never able to sleep out or go on camping trips with the school or friends.
Unfortunately it seems that the medical profession are extremely perplexed by this problem but still prescribe various drugs hoping that they will work. In many cases this does not happen. Like encopresis, enuresis is a worldwide problem affecting thousands of children. Whatever research has been done has not been able to come up with a solution that works on all children. Mothers are left feeling helpless and highly anxious. Their anxiety often exacerbates the problem.
I have a great deal of success in helping parents with this problem which, after implementation of the SCPP (SmartChoice Parenting Program), can be resolved within a relatively short period of time.