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I don't know anything about #2, but I have a lot of experience with #1. There is an alarm you can buy (for example http://bedwettingstore.com/bedwetting-alarms.html), and a helpful companion book, to work on the urination part of things. It works best when the child feels ready. What we did was to tell my son about the alarm and the approach, and wait ...


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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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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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