Hudson Valley Parent

HVP April 2018

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Page 22 of 43 n Hudson Valley Parent 23 issue otherwise," says Carratu. "I am just plowing through and hoping for the best...lots of washing!" Your child needs your support "The best thing is for parents to be aware that bedwetting isn't the child's fault," says Dr. Rowe. "They shouldn't be punished or teased." Bedwetting can be traumatic for a child if they are not supported by the family, but with a little love and care, your child's issue does not have to cause him emotional stress. "Everyone has been supportive in the family," says Carratu, encouraging parents not to worry and to seek support for themselves if they're looking for someone to talk to. "Parent support groups would be good because though it is no one's fault, it is stressful." Bothersome, stressful, annoying, embarrassing. However you describe bedwetting there is one thing to remember: your children's feelings come first and they cannot get through this stage in life without you! Michelle Peterson is a freelance writer living in Poughkeepsie with her spouse and two sons. She's most recently pursued her dream of writing full-time with the support of her loving family and a great deal of coffee. 3206 Rt. 9W New Windsor, NY 12553 (845) 561-5227 ORANGEPEDIATRICCARE.COM ORANGE PEDIATRIC CARE, P.C. Looking for Quality, Compassionate, Personalized Pediatric Care? Maria Bernardez, MD - Board Certifi cate, FAAP Pediatrician Visit and "Like" our Facebook page

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