STAY DRY FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP FOR KIDS & ADULTS
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I have been running family incontinent support groups for over 20 years with the present one was started August 2005. Now what I discovered that the bedwetting issue in itself is not as important as how we and others react to it!
There is truly are a lot of misunderstanding on the bedwetting issue, which results in a lot of misconceptions from adults and kids.
Bedwetting issues are not as important as how it can affect a child, which can last a lifetime! Kid's self-esteem, self-image, self-worth, and confidence are affected by the bedwetting issues, because this is an uncontrollable event in their lives, and they know that toddler's master day and night control, and they have not. This just leaves them feeling no better than a baby.
Incontinence is such a very hard thing for adult and kids to deal with. Parents razing an incontinent child find they are high maintenance in regard to physical and emotional care. Kids that are 24/7 ( In diapers twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week) far more affected by it for having both Nocturnal Enuresis (Bedwetting) and Diurnal (Daytime time wetting) issues due to the fact they need to wear full time protection, which quite often means diapers.
Kids that are 24/7 feel bad enough to have to wear diapers. However, what exasperated there feeling even further is that the majority of them cannot manage them correctly; this result in them being fully dependent on their parents for help.
Many children have the misconception that they are a baby because of this issue. This is simply the wrong impression for them to have, because it is not what you wear that makes you who you are. However, children often don't realize this and are not taught that wearing a diaper is just another form of underwear; which is any clothing under you clothes thus the name underwear, and it just absorbent underwear.
Adults are able to come in terms with their incontinence where most kids do not. The reason kids don’t is the simple fact; they are closer to an age of toddler than an adult. Children just feel bedwetting issue reflects on them more as being a little kid/baby than an adult.
Kids who are bedwetters are quite often shamed by adults to motivate them to stop or teased by family members and friends, which make things just worse due to the fact these additional stress causes even more accidents due to the fact of an immature nervous system. So they end up having the opposite effect, which leaves them with a poorer self-esteem and confidence in themselves.
Once again, incontinence is not the important issue but how it affects a child, which can last a life time!!
Sincerely, Steven F. Trimarco
SIMPLE FACTS ON BEDWETTING ISSUES
Simple Facts on Bedwetting Issues
No one whom I know of had died from bedwetting issue.
So put a proper perspective on the issue! 98% children will out grow it !!
Bed wetting is not yours or your child fault and 90% of the time it delayed night & daytime control.
Bed wetting is more common than you may think. You will find in the United States 7,500,000 kids between the ages of 6 to 18yrs old with Nocturnal Enuresis (Bedwetting) & Diurnal (daytime time wetting), which 85% of the kids will outgrow bedwetting without treatment by teenage years & 98% by an adult.
Bedwetting is not a disease and is simply a delay in body maturing to gain full control, where 10% there is a physical or physiological component.
There is an inherent component to bedwetting issue, with chance of bedwetting increases in children when one of the parents was a bed wetter by 40% and if both parents, then it increases by 77%. They have found Chromosome 22 was identified as the site of NE loci in a Danish family in 1995. Subsequent reports link NE in other families to chromosomes 8, 12, and 16.
There is no cure for bedwetting since it not a disease except for the 10% physical or physiological component. However, some doctors prescribe medication (DDAVP is a synthetic form of antidiuretic hormone) on the insistence of parents to try to stop, the bedwetting issues, where some children may have a deficiency ADH hormone which is released during sleep so with these kids their kidneys produce same as the daytime and parents may not want to wait until the child starts producing enough ADH hormone on their own and asks a doctor to prescribe a synthetic hormone. Now this only works if the child not producing enough on their own, and when stopping the medication, they usually revert back to having accidents. Now there is another drug doctors prescribe - Tofranil is a tricyclic antidepressant that has been used to treat bed-wetting for about 30 years. How it works is not clear, but it is known to have a relaxing effect on the bladder, allowing the bladder to hold more urine comfortably.
You should visit with your doctor to have your child checked out to determine there are no physical or physiological issues going on.
Although there are medications to consider all medications have side effects, and although we are in the business of selling incontinent products and you have to take that into account, it is our believe that Nocturnal Enuresis (Bedwetting) & Diurnal (daytime time wetting), it far better to have a child wear protection (Pull-Ups ®, diapers, etc.) than have a growing child take unnecessary medication which 85% of the kids will outgrow bedwetting without treatment by teenage years & 98% by adult.
Free Service - Free letter to help your child build-self-esteem & become more responsible for their care.
The purpose of this letter is to help your child become more aware that they are not alone!! There are many other children from 6 to 18yrs old (7,500,000 in U.S.) that have the same problem, and just because they have this issue doesn’t make them some kind of baby. Now that they are older, and not a baby, there are things they can do in order to take better care of themselves and to help them build their self-esteem.
The letter we send you, which you give to your child is adjusted by age. So if you are indeed interested in this free service all, we ask if you let us know if this letter helped them or not. So we can improve on the letter if need be.
Steven F. Trimarco
P.S. Please be sure to include the child's name and age in the message area. The letters are adjusted by age from 4 to 19 years old..