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My 5 year old son is wetting at school
Last Post 28 Mar 2013 01:34 PM by Dani. 8 Replies.
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Jo

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26 Jun 2012 02:18 PM
    My 5 year old son has started wetting at school, he was fine from Sept when he started until about a month ago, now he wets nearly daily he also wets at night too.
    He had problems at first settling in but now he has made friends and is doing well, his last parents evening report was glowing in all area's. He was even above the national average in his numeracy and literacy. As far as I'm aware he has no problems with bullying or lack of friends (the school would and have told me about these problems in the past). When I question him about it he doesnt seem to care, there's no embarassment or feeling bothered by the fact he's wet. If he does tell me he needs the toilet it is literally as he's weeing. It often happens on the way home from school despite me asking him repeatedly if he needs to go and reassuring him that its ok to tell me if he needs to go. He will sometimes lie about wetting in order to get treats for his good behaviour at school then come clean when I ask him afterwards.
    I'm incredibly frustrated by this situation and attitude, I dont know how to help him if the only time he tells me he needs to go is when he's already going. I have tried to reassure him about wetting himself and tried to explain that its his responsibility to tell me when he needs to go and not after he's gone. The problem if anything is getting worse and to be honest I feel totally stuck and at the end of my tether with it. He is settled at home and we have a good relationship so I'm confused as to where this backwards step has come from.

    Sorry if i've rambled on or posted in the wrong place
    Any help would be greatly received
    Wendy

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    02 Jul 2012 04:17 PM
    Its so frustrating I know.... I am having the same problem too! So any advice would be a great help.
    School say he will grow out of it but I'm sure he is getting teased already at school about his wetting. I am at my wits end over this or am I just making something out of nothing?

    Wendy xx
    Jade

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    07 Sep 2012 09:52 AM
    Sounds like you need help hun! Go see your Dr!
    Ruth

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    25 Sep 2012 10:21 AM
    I think the problem may be rooted with the feeling of "Wetting" as this can often be a "comfort" act. I would say you need to talk to specialist on this topic, and as the last person says see your Doctor.They will know the right person to see.

    Ruth xx
    jen

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    25 Sep 2012 10:40 AM
    i went through almost exactly the same with my daughter. She acted not bothered by it! Work with the school, she is now able to just go to the toilet as and when she wants with just a quick nod to a teacher without having to ask in front of the other children. She also has a bag with spares and wipes so she can discreetly change herself if needed. There was no physical problem as we visited docs and specialists. Give lots of praise for dry days and days when he changes himself. Hope this helps
    jen

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    25 Sep 2012 11:26 AM
    i went through almost exactly the same with my daughter. She acted not bothered by it! Work with the school, she is now able to just go to the toilet as and when she wants with just a quick nod to a teacher without having to ask in front of the other children. She also has a bag with spares and wipes so she can discreetly change herself if needed. There was no physical problem as we visited docs and specialists. Give lots of praise for dry days and days when he changes himself. Hope this helps
    Tammy

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    01 Nov 2012 10:45 AM
    I would say to have a word with the school and also I have heard that "wetting" can become a habit.
    Good luck

    Tammy xx
    Sadie

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    22 Jan 2013 01:49 PM
    I had the same problem! my son was as we found out attention seeking!
    We had to go the see a specialist who was just fantastic and solved the problem in 6 months.
    Please go and see your GP and as for a referral.

    Sadie XX
    Dani

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    28 Mar 2013 01:34 PM
    I would say you er child is attention seeking. I think you should be asking searching question at school to see if bullying is going on.
    Hope you get to the bottom of the issue
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