Normally I wouldn’t  blog about the same topic three times, but the Kristen Bell “potty training” saga is such a factual disaster, such a destructive tornado of misinformation, that I feel compelled to keep explaining the medical realit...

Usually I ignore potty-training articles I disagree with, but sometimes an “expert” promotes ideas so outrageous — so harmful to children and parents — that I feel compelled to respond.

Such is the case with psychologist John Rosemo...

OK, here I go. I’m about to weigh in — as a dad and a pediatric urologist — on the Kristen Bell/diaper brouhaha.

To recap: In her latest episode of Momsplaining, the Frozen star mused about the differences in potty training her two...

A pandemic is an awesome time to clean out your garage (I did that!) or learn 59 ways to cook an egg (I'm too lazy). But the fact that you’re stuck at home doesn’t make it a good time to toilet train your toddler.

Yet apparently everyone...

April 24, 2020

As a dad, I’m dismayed by all the learning and dance practices and socializing my girls are missing out on these days, not to mention the insane amount of screen time happening at my house. My youngest watched all nine Star Wars movies...

Our Covid-19 lockdown doesn’t have many upsides, but one of them is that I now have time for weekly Facebook Live sessions with members of our three private support groups.

Parents have asked some excellent questions during these session...

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’...

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