Why Parents Should React Properly to Bed Wetting
Children who wet their beds at night will probably grow out of this
without the need for any help at all. However, how the parents react to the bed wetting can cause problems in the
future for the child. You need to remember that a bedwetting child experiences a lot of extra stress because of the
messes he makes. That's why you should be very careful about blaming the child or shaming him out of bedwetting.
The child can't really help himself.
A child who has accidents at night is not happy about it and he
doesn't like waking up to a wet stinky bed with frowns on his parents faces greeting him in morning.
A child's self-confidence can really be shaken my harsh treatment
because of bedwetting episodes. It's obvious that parents play a very significant role in the child's development
and future success in life and since children want to please their parents and not make them mad at them, parents
need to react properly.
When parents are mad at a child because of wetting the bed, it just
makes things worse and it makes the child more tense and more likely to wet the bed.
Parents need to be understanding and not upset. The child should
realize that his parents love him whether he wets the bed or not.
Parents should be supportive and kind even when their child wets the
bed and causes them extra work. because of they react unkindly to bed wetting episodes, this can cause a lot more
stress for the child and damage the relationship in the family between parents and child and his
So then what
is the best way to react to a bed wetting episode? Doctors agree that being empathetic, supportive and
understanding is key. Tell your child that you understand that he or she is upset, embarrassed and uncomfortable
about the bed wetting. Assure your child that you love him no matter what and that together you will work through
the problem. Tell him that plenty of children all over the world wet their beds and that they feel exactly the same
as your son does. Children feel less alone when they know that others can relate to their