Shawn - posted on 01/20/2009 ( 10 moms have responded )
My 6 yr old son is about to drive me to insanity!! Since he was 4yrs, we have battled on and off with him pooping in his pants. He has these phases where he will do great for a month or two with no accidents, and then we'll have two weeks where it is a daily occurance. I feel like he is holding it, and when his body can't anymore,some just comes out, as it is not a lot, but it smells horrid. I have taken him to the doctor twice and had him checked for encopresis, but the dct. says he is medically fine and it is strictly behavioral. We have tried rewards, punishment, making him clean his own underwear and nothing seems to phase him. We have talked to all of his teachers at school and everyone is letting him go whenever he needs to. It happens at school, church, home, whereever..so there is not pattern to where it is happening. There have been no major events like a death or divorce, that might have brought this on that I can think of. He has always been very controlling, so I don't know if this is connected to control, if so how do I help it? We let him make decisions for things that we can, b/c we recognized his want for control and wanted him to feel like he has some in his life. When I ask him why this is happening he just shruggs his shoulders. Any advice or suggestions would be great..I don't know what else to do!