Help my with my 6 year old son

Zairy - posted on 10/11/2013 ( 2 moms have responded )




My son is 6 years old and for the past week he has been pooping on his pants he don't seem to care and he thinks it's funny what should I do ?


Megan - posted on 10/11/2013




First think if there has been any big or even little changes that could have affected your son last week. Maybe he is afraid to use toilet at school and just cant hold it. Or maybe something he has eaten... generally its cause they hold the poo in until they just cant anymore. And thinking its funny is a coping mechanism. He is probably unsure how to make it stop, so he pretends its funny. Stay calm and matter of fact. Tell him you are worried that something is wrong, so from now on if he poops in his pants he will have to sit on the toilet an extra 15 minutes every night before bed. Then make sure you follow through. Use a timer. And keep an eye on how his bowel movements are each day. He should be having a soft bowel movement -in the toilet of course :) every day. If it continues, I would try role playing. He's the parent, you are the child who pooped her pants and see what he thinks causes your problem. If he is not having a BM everyday, i would take him to doctor. This is really good book to read if it continues
Good luck to you and your lil stinker!


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