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Based on feedback from parents, we’ve recently added two age-based private support groups for parents of kids dealing with chronic constipation, bedwetting, and/or accidents: a Tween/Teen group (for parents of kids ages 10+) and a Pre-M...

March 3, 2020

Parents ask me all the time: How can I get my child on board with enemas? She’s terrified.

Or, they’ll say: I get that enemas are the best treatment for bedwetting and accidents, but there’s NO WAY my child will agree to them. What alter...

February 19, 2020

When parents discover the Modified O’Regan Protocol (M.O.P), it’s usually after they’ve “tried everything” to fix their child’s bedwetting and/or daytime accidents — laxatives, probiotics, medication, alarms, nighttime fluid restriction...

February 5, 2020

At what age should bedwetting be treated?

The medical community’s boilerplate answer — around age 7 — is profoundly misguided, unsupported by science, and makes life crummy for countless children.

Seven is not a magic number! And it’...

January 19, 2020

On a forum for childhood constipation, a mom recently posted:

My daughter has been struggling with constipation for 6 years now, and I have been to a lot of doctors. Now I have an appt. with a new GI doctor, and I want to eliminate each...

January 8, 2020

Two emails this week raised so many good questions — about limiting water before bedtime, waking a child overnight, staying hopeful in the face of no progress, handling encopresis relapses, and more — that I am posting them here, in hop...

January 3, 2020

Let’s say your 2-year-old has red, swollen gums and brown spots on her teeth. No dentist on the planet is going to say, “Well, she’s in the early stages of tooth decay, but eh, don’t sweat it. Try cutting down a bit on the sugar.”

No way...

December 11, 2019

Does your baby or toddler have trouble pooping? Maybe she grimaces, writhes around, or howls when trying to squeeze out a poop. Maybe she goes days without poop

September 20, 2019

The other day I reviewed the abdominal x-ray of an 11-year-old boy with persistent bedwetting. The boy’s rectum was jam packed with stool, and the mass extended upward to his belly button like a column of poop.

I told his mom: “This is o...

September 3, 2019

Should students get to use school restrooms whenever they want?

Not according to a team of first-grade teachers in Las Vegas, who last week told parents in a letter: “Students are wasting valuable learning time on bathroom breaks.”

The te...

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