My son has never had a dry night. so changes in his life would seem to be irrelevant, even though there have not been any significant changes recently. He has, over the last couple of years, been having friendship issues. This school year he has also been the target of a bully. We are working on these issues, but in all other ways he seems to be coping well. Also, he had never had a dry night before this all started (when he had lots of friends at school). He has been seeing a psychologist for a few months, and she is pleased with his progress. He is dealing with the situation well and we are addressing things on the social level.
Other than the social issues (which I admit are huge, but more recent than the bed wetting), he is well-adjusted, friendly, happy and healthy. He is bright and energetic, cute and crazy like most kids his age.
Because of the social issues, we regularly have relatively in-depth chats about his stress levels and any stressors. Really, I am not sure that this is a case of stress, at least none that either the child psychologist (who seems to be very good) or we can find.
In North America, at least, bed wetting is not even addressed until after the child has turned 8. While I try to be patient, I feel that the bed wetting is keeping him from things like sleep overs and short sleep-away camps. Also, if his friends at school ever found out, it would be just one more (potentially very damaging) thing for them to use against him.
My husband also was a bed wetter, his bed was wet most nights until he was 12 or 13.
I feel this is largely genetic, but am hoping to overcome it through some alternative therapies.
Thats ok - fire the quesitons away - from my experience - if I were to working with a child for bedwetting I would do some questioning about what had happened, any changes in their life,maybe a new bed, new house etc etc - pretty much the way I would do it with an adult - just is quicker with a child ;-)
By questioning I would be able to find out what the root of it all is and the reason why the Unconcious Mind is dogn the bedwetting, then I would uyse various tools inclduing Hypnosis, Time Line Therapy tm, drawings and metaphor to assist the child to get rsoltuion on the cause - hope this helps?[/quote]