Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: tkzee | 2012/10/03

Q.

4yr old boy soiling his pants

Please help my son started when he turned 4yr to soil his pants we thought it was because of the new creche but still going on till today, tried punishment and everything and we took him to paeditriacian but nothing helps, we talk to the teachers @ creche according to them he if fine. I dont know what to do anymore

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

This is a very common problem indeed. It is called 'encopresis' There is usually a psychological cause for this problem of soiling.So it could well be that your son is very unhappy at the creche.He should not be punished as this will only make the problem worse. You should take your son to see a child psychologist as this problem needs to be dealt with before he starts going to school.

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