My 5 year old has been pooping his pants again. I thought that we had this under control. He was doing very well, but his dad is in the field and he started up again.
I am waiting for his teacher to call me, she said she has to talk to me, but I am at a loss as to what to tell her. I don't know what else to do.
His dad is fixin to deploy again in May and we have been talking to him about it. I don't know if this is an emotional problem or what? He isn't sleeping at night either and has reverted to coming into my room in the middle of the night to sleep on my floor.
I feel bad for him because other kids are making fun of him. I am just so frustrated withthe whole situation. I feel really discouraged, like I must be a horrible mom or something.
Do any of yall have suggestions for me? I have already done making him clean himself and the mess up, reward charts, etc. I am at my wits end, any other ideas?
Constipation can be a self fulfilling prophecy. It hurts to go once so the child is scared it will hurt the next time. Because of that fear, he holds it longer which in turn makes him MORE constipated and makes it hurt worse the next time he has to go. Also if it goes on for long enough, he can actually lose the feeling that he needs to poop until it gets to the point that his body has no choice but to poop. It can take a long time to get a child with this problem back to "normal" Check out these 2 links They have some really great information about this:
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