Pee shy 8 yr old?
She started school 2 weeks ago and she has already wet her pants 3 times. Last year and the year before in K it was a once or twice a week thing. It didn't seem that bad for a K or 1st grader but 2nd? i took her to the doctor an Friday and they said nothing was wrong. I talked to her about it and she doesn't like to ask. I asked her why and she said she didn't know. They have a set bathroom break two times a day since she has been in school but she said she doesn't want anyone to hear her pee. I don't know what to do about this. I asked her isn't it worse to pee in your pants than to just ask to go? She refused to answer and I dropped the subject. I don't know how to help her. Once I got to thinking about it I can't even tell you the last time she asked me about going to the bathroom even on car trips. Clearly this is a problem. Can the school accommodate and let her use the teachers single stall bathroom to pee?
at 8:38 AM on Aug. 28, 2010
School-Age Kids (5-8)
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OH MY! I am so sorry!!! But this definitely sounds to me like a psychological issue, not a medical issue. I would schedule a time she can talk to someone...a lady psychologist. And I would do this ASAP!!!! Oh this brakes my heart! Please let us know what happens!!!
at 9:26 AM on Aug. 31, 2010
Has she been bullied or anything at school to make her not want to use ti there? Is she like that out places as well or just at school?
at 8:59 AM on Aug. 28, 2010
My daughter has voiding (going pee) issues. We are seeing a pediatric urologist. I suggest you do the same. I know you have taken her to the doctor and I assume that it's been her normal pediatrician or the family doctor. Sometimes you just need to trump them and go see a specialist. There are pediatric urologist out there, they would be able to help you more and would be more knowledgeable on what is "normal" and "not normal" when it comes to things of this nature.
at 10:21 AM on Aug. 28, 2010
IDK but I doubt they will let her use the teacher's toilet. It's worth asking though. Could there be some reward for her that you give her at home if she uses the toilet in school? I read on here that kids sometimes have fears too like one little girl saw a spider in the toilet and was frightened. Just throwing out ideas.............I hope everything works out OK hug
at 10:34 AM on Aug. 28, 2010
Is there a school psychologist on staff or anyone you know who might shed some light on this? Sometimes kids get "stuck" in an emotional place and it is hard to find the one thing that will help them.
at 11:36 AM on Aug. 28, 2010