Danielle Elizabeth - posted on 03/30/2013 ( 10 moms have responded )
Hi guys, I'm really struggling with my 7 year old step daughter and her peeing her pants up to 5 times a day. She goes to school and has no accidents because it would embarrass her in front on the other kids. So we know that she can do it and it isn't a physical problem. When I remind her to go she FREAKS out and insists she doesn't have to so I started a new rule that she must try to go every hour. When I tell her it's time to go she will cry hysterically, throw things , slam the toilet lid. She will sit on the toilet and say she doesn't have to go and then pee her pants 10 min later. I know it has something to do with her wanting to be in control , and her mom , dad , and I are at our wits end. She has even encouraged two other little girls she met at the park to pee their pants which got them sent home early and was humiliating for me! We have taken her to a counselor and he gave us the same things to try we have all ready been doing! I have tried time out, taking things away, rewarding her when she does well, and totally ignoring it ( maybe she was doing it for attention), and honestly when she throws the temper tantrums I have almost spanked her which both of her parents have all ready resorted to. My house is in constant chaos over this and I ran out of ideas ! Please please please help!