Please Don't Reward Bedwetting Children for Dry Nights

Let’s say your child has a cold. Would you reward her for every hour she doesn't sneeze? Of course not! Because no child (or adult, for that matter) can control when a sneeze comes on. Likewise, no child can control bedwetting or daytime accidents. Yet parents are often advised to reward children for staying dry. A mom recently emailed: “Our pediatrician suggested we offer our 9-year-old son extra screen time every time he has a dry night. Is this a good idea? He’s wet almost every night.” A recent newspaper parenting column offered this advice to the mom of a bedwetting 7-year-old: Put a reward program in place. This can help in keeping him motivated. It doesn't have to be a huge endeavor b

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