In my opinion, kids don't wet themselves on purpose. There is some underlying reason that they cannot help, whether it be physical or emotional. Therefore, IMO, I don't think that punishments or rewards help.
I would take her back to the pedi to determine the cause. Could she be constipated? Could she now have a UTI? Could it be an emotional issue?
My daughter would wet her pants when she was constipated. So, I know it is frustrating, and hard, and messy to deal with. While trying to find the underlying cause, I would keep telling myself that she can't help it, and think about how embarrassed and bad it makes her feel when she does it.
Hang in there, and see what the pedi has to say.View Thread
It sounds like her nerves are getting the best of her. An appointment with the pedi and speech evaluation sound like a good idea. They will be able to determine if it is a medical issue. And, if it is because she is nervous, they will be able to come up with a plan to help her with that, too.View Thread
I'm not sure I completely understand what time she goes to bed, but it certainly sounds like she isn't getting enough sleep. At 2.5, my girls were going to bed between 7 and 7:30, and getting up between 7 and 8 in the morning. If I'm reading your post correctly, it sounds like sometimes she doesn't go to bed until midnight or later. Even if it is 10 pm, I don't think she is getting enough sleep. That would contribute to the crying and not wanting to eat in the morning.
If you don't want to sit in the back with her -- don't. She probably isn't afraid, she probably just likes to have the company. Try giving her some toys or books to keep her busy while she is sitting in the back by herself. Talking to her or singing with her while you drive will also help her understand you are still there and giving her attention. She'll get used to it.View Thread
Hi! My 7 year old gets growing pains, too. She'll have them every night for a week or so, and then they go away for awhile. 4 weeks does seem like a long time to have them every night.
How bad is his pain? Does it keep him up at night?
I don't know if you have tried this or not, but I would see what happened after a day of not doing much. Maybe on Saturday, for example, make him play quietly all day -- no running, jumping, etc. See if he has pain that night.
I know that my daughter can be a drama queen. Sometimes a spoonful of syrup works just as well as a spoonful of medicine. I might try giving him something that he thinks is medicine (but really isn't) and see if he thinks that helps him just as much as Advil.
Hopefully the doctor in 2 weeks can help you out.View Thread
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