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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 siblings.



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 discomfort.