Bedwetting is a curable disease and it can be done effectively by being helpful and supportive. If your child bed wets his or her bed then do not criticize or be abusive.
Being parents you should reassure your child that bedwetting is a common problem and it is hereditary. You should send a strong message to your child that he or she will be able to overcome this problem very easily. Instill confidence in your child and please do not let him or her feel that the child has done something grievous. If you start rebuking your child then there is danger that the child may lose self-confidence. This will affect the child’s personality and he or she will feel inferior compared to other children of their age.
Here are some tips to help your child cope with bedwetting:
- Focus on the problem: bedwetting
Do not blame or scold your child as your child has no control over bedwetting. Blaming and scolding will only make the dilemma worse. So do not punish your poor child for this act which he or she has not done intentionally.
- Have patient and be supportive
Restore confidence and encourage your child and do not create an issue of this bedwetting problem of your child. Maintain self-confidence to your child by saying that when you were a kid you always used to wet the bed. Tell your child that you too had the same problem in your childhood days. But as you grew big you outgrew the problem. This will instill confidence in your child and he or she will try to avoid bedwetting.
- Enforce a “no teasing” rule in the family
Ensure that nobody in your family tease the child regarding his or her bedwetting. If the child is teased then he or she will feel low and passive. This will put a bad effect on the child’s personality. Try not to discuss this issue in front of your family members. Encourage your child as much as possible. If any family member teases your child about his or her bedwetting then you must deal firmly so that no teasing is done to the little soul. After all, we are all human and we shall commit mistakes. This is part and parcel of life. Therefore, enforce a no teasing rule in the family regarding your child’s bedwetting problem.
- Encourage responsibility
Make your child understand that responsibility for being dry belongs to your child and not of his or her parents. Confirm your child that you need to assist so that he or she can overcome this problem easily. Assist your child to clean up the bed sheets and clothes.
- Make clean-up easy
Make clean up easy by washing the wet bed sheets and putting a fresh bedcover on your child’s bed. Apply room perfumes to freshen the atmosphere. In short, encourage and support your child emotionally and do not discourage him or her. This will provide a strong determination to your child to overcome this bad habit.