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Why do children pee or poop ad smear it around

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Asked by charley168 at 7:42 PM on Sep. 20, 2013 in Tweens (9-12)

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    Answer by DJDNY at 7:43 PM on Sep. 20, 2013

  • Are your kids chimpanzees??


    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 7:43 PM on Sep. 20, 2013

  • Because you didn't change them fast enough..

    Answer by midnightmoma at 7:45 PM on Sep. 20, 2013

  • Well, if they are still in diapers they are being curious and exploring. They do not know there is anything bad about it. Not all children do this. For the ones who do, the adults need to be diligent to change them as soon as possible. Older children need to be taught that this is not OK and also need really watchful adults to stop them from doing this.

    Answer by silverthreads at 7:50 PM on Sep. 20, 2013

  • SMH this is in teens, if your children are in diapers I am praying it is because they have a medical condition however, if they are in it long enough to play with it then you have a problem!

    Answer by luvmygrandgirl at 8:23 PM on Sep. 20, 2013

  • 18 mos and younger they don't know any better. 2-5 is poor parenting and lack of supervision. a 9-12 year old, though, is either emotionally disturbed or has a troll for a momma

    Answer by hibbingmom at 8:50 PM on Sep. 20, 2013

  • Um... why is your 9-12 year old smearing crap all over? That's just wrong....

    Answer by anime_mom619 at 10:17 PM on Sep. 20, 2013

  • Tweens would be overly old for this behavior unless there are developmental delays.

    Answer by Ballad at 12:02 AM on Sep. 21, 2013

  • For a number of reasons. This can happe with trauma. It is about control. There are medical terms for this issue and it is not as uncommon as people would think. Transitions, anxiety, sensory issues, abuse, developmental many reasons. But there is no reason to be mean or snarky about it. Yes, it does happen in older kids as well. Perfectly otherwise healthy kids who have had intense issues sometimes do this. The most common reason I have seen is sexual and physical abuse.

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:14 AM on Sep. 23, 2013

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