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What are things I should avoid talking about when I speak to my child about bedwetting?

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  • Don’t be shy. Make the time to talk about it.
  • Don’t blame your child.
  • Don’t shame your child.
  • Don’t blame yourself.
  • Don’t punish your child for wetting the bed.
  • Don’t lose patience.

SOURCES:

Anthony Atala, MD; chair of urology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine. 

Jason M. Wilson, MD; associate professor, pediatric urology, University of New Mexico School of Medicine. 

American Academy of Pediatrics, “Waking Up Dry.” 

Getting to Dry: How to Help Your Child Overcome Bedwetting, Max Maizels, MD et al. The Harvard Common Press, 1999. 

Waking Up Dry: How to End Bedwetting Forever, Martin Scharf. Writer’s Digest Books, 1986. 

Reviewed by Amita Shroff on June 18, 2018

SOURCES:

Anthony Atala, MD; chair of urology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine. 

Jason M. Wilson, MD; associate professor, pediatric urology, University of New Mexico School of Medicine. 

American Academy of Pediatrics, “Waking Up Dry.” 

Getting to Dry: How to Help Your Child Overcome Bedwetting, Max Maizels, MD et al. The Harvard Common Press, 1999. 

Waking Up Dry: How to End Bedwetting Forever, Martin Scharf. Writer’s Digest Books, 1986. 

Reviewed by Amita Shroff on June 18, 2018

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