Getting To Dry: How to Help Your Child Overcome Bedwetting

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Harvard Common Press, Jan 27, 1999 - Family & Relationships - 272 pages
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More than four million children over the age of five wet the bed. For most, time will solve the problem - eventually. But how long will "eventually" be, and at what cost to parents' frayed nerves or to the child's self-esteem? Parents can speed up the clock and children can wake up dry. The experts at the country's leading center for treating childhood enuresis - the Try for Dry program at Children's Memorial Hospital, Chicago - offer proven techniques that bring bedwetting to a happy end. They cover the pros and cons of wetting alarms, drug therapies, biofeedback treatment, and changes in diet and sleeping schedules, and they provide friendly advice on how to replace punishment and shame with awards and praise. With diaries, calendars, and other visual aids that help the child share responsibility for a solution, this authoritative book gets parents and children over a most frustrating hurdle.
 

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Contents

WETTING MATTERS ANOVERVIEW
3
THE PHYSIOLOGY OF WETTING
16
PSYCHOLOGICAL ISSUES ASSOCIATED WITH
48
GETTING A CLEAR PICTURE
73
BEGINNING THE TREATMENTS
94
HELPER TREATMENTS
128
STAYING THE COURSE
161
FINISHING UP
173
A TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
184
GLOSSARY
207
APPENDIX B SONG MUSIC
214
RESOURCES
223
REFERENCES
229
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Page 240 - Rosenbaum received her doctorate in clinical psychology from Washington University in St. Louis. She has been a clinical psychologist at Chicago's Children's Memorial Hospital since 1982, providing psychological services to children and their families.

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