how to stop a 7 yr old from peeing in her pants during the day

Bridget - posted on 04/29/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )




my 7 year old step daughter cant or wont stop peeing in her pants during the day. Any time we go anywhere she never says she has to use the restroom or she will only go once all day. I wont find out till that night after showers that she peed in her pants. it is happening more and more frequently and her dad just seems to dismiss it. how can i help her to stop doing this. i also have 2 girls of my own which are 5 and 3 and have never had this many problems with using the bathroom. i ask her if she needs to go when i take the younger ones so she has the opportunity to go.


Louise - posted on 04/29/2012




Is this an attention thing or a medical thing. Is she the same at home? I expect not, ask the mum if this is normal and then if it is she needs to be seen by a doctor to rule out a UTI as this leads to involuntary peeing. If that is ruled out it is down to behaviour and that is a hard one to break. The simple way to find out if it is some sort of rebel against you and your children is to let her go out with her dad for the day. If she is clean and dry it is you she is rebelling against if she is wet then there is a huge problem here.

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