From the Back Cover
Here’s a reality sure to shock parents: Our nation has a silent epidemic of toileting troubles. No one posts on Facebook, “My kid wet the bed again,” yet accidents, bedwetting, and urinary tract infections are rampant and on the rise.
These messy and embarrassing problems — stressful for parents and children alike — are typically dismissed (“Kids are kids”; “She’ll outgrow it”), misdiagnosed, or undertreated. That’s because most parents and many pediatricians are unaware of a research-proven fact: Virtually all childhood potty problems are caused by holding — poop, pee, or both.
What’s behind the holding? In this eye-opening book, Dr. Steve Hodges explains why millions of potty-trained kids are clogged with poop and holding pee, problems related to the Western lifestyle, pressure to toilet train too early, inadequate potty-training follow-up, and misguided school policies.
Dr. Hodges helps families recognize the subtle signs of holding and offers research-based strategies for resolving the wetting episodes and infections related to constipation. Parents and kids will cheer: No more wet undies or bedsheets!
About the Author
Steve J. Hodges, MD, is a board-certified pediatric urologist and assistant professor of pediatric urology at Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. An authority on wetting issues and the author of numerous peer-reviewed journal articles, he treats 3,000 children a year
Suzanne Schlosberg is a health and parenting writer whose articles have appeared in Parents, Parenting, and Fit Pregnancy. She is the author or coauthor of a dozen books, including Fitness for Dummies and The Good Neighbor Cookbook. Visit her at suzanneschlosberg.com.