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You have my sympathy. Having one child with encopresis is awful. I can't really imagine accurately what it's like to have two children with this problem. Parents of children with idiopathic constipation often blame themselves and their toilet training problems (which were often present). First a quick reassurance: a rectal examination finding stool in the ...


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You shouldn't punish children with encopresis. You would not (I hope) punish a child for getting an ear infection. Punishing your child will not do anything to cure them of this medical problem, and could be making the problem worse. Your child is likely to be embarrassed and stressed by this problem. You need to make sure you are feeding your child ...


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I would have no idea how to approach this with a 12-year-old, but we recently had a similar situation with a 6-year-old niece who stayed with us for an extended period of time while her mother and father battled out some custody and other issues. It is an extremely difficult situation to approach, and all I can offer is moral support and an explanation of ...



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