My fear year old daughter is starting to poop her underwear. I don't know if it is simply an accident or something more.
I am in the middle of a divorce with my daughter's father. Typically when I am at work, he watches her. Sometimes she is at a babysitter's house instead (Always the same babysitter). Last week she pooped and peed in her sleep (something that has NEVER happened before) while at her father's house. I didn't think much of it at the time. I thought it was just an accident.
Tonight she was supposed to see her father, but plans changed and she had to stay with the babysitter. The babysitter informed me that she pooped so bad and all over herself and the floor that she had to clean the bathroom and place her into the tub. Note: when we got to the babysitter's house, she was upset that she wasn't at her dad's house. The babysitter also mentioned that lately she has been eating less and been keeping more towards herself!
A little background, really fast... My daughter keeps saying that her dad only plays video games and doesn't play with her at all - this is one of the many reasons why we are divorcing in the first place.
Should I be worried about my daughter's new behavoir or is this something that other four year olds go through? I am lost and confused. PLEASE HELP!
Answer by girlwithC at 11:28 AM on Sep. 12, 2012
Answer by kmath at 11:02 PM on Sep. 10, 2012
Kids can have a physical response to emotional problem. I am sure the divorce is a big change and it doesn't sound like he pays much attention to her. If it were me, I would probably take my child to the Dr. and have them check her out to make sure that nothing is physically wrong and have that documented. I would ask if they could recommend a counselor to help her work through her feelings on the changes to her family and having to split time between the two of you. A counselor will be a good third party if documents or evaluations are needed for court. Otherwise I guess just try to reassure her that you are always there for her and that you understand that she might need some time for this adjustment.
Answer by QuinnMae at 11:05 PM on Sep. 10, 2012
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