9 yr. old peeing on floor

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9 yr. old peeing on floor
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Mon, 10-31-2005 - 7:05am

Over the weekend we discovered our 9 year old son has been peeing all over the house, again! This happened 3 years ago when our second one was born. At that time we thought it was in reaction to the baby. Addressed it and he assured us he wouldn'y do it again. Well here we are three years later and he's at it again. Our 3 yr. old has been a handfull -- he is our spirited child and does turn the whole house upside down. I'll be the first to admit that. However, DH and I try very hard to spend alone time with both children. SO I'm at a loss as to why he's doing this.

It appears that he's doing this only when he's alone (i.e. watching TV or playing video games by him self). We have 3 bathrooms in the house, all in close proximity to where he watches TV and plays video games. When asked why he was doing this again, he said he did it b/c he didn't want to miss his programs or be away from his games. We asked him if there's a bigger issues (i.e someone asking him to keep a secret, someone bullying him, someone touching him etc) and were met with an empahtic no! We told him that its OK to tell us with no fear of him getting in trouble, but he insistis there's nothing bigger going on. We asked if he felt that we were spending more time with his younger brother, again he said no. Bottom line is, he said he was doing it b/c he knew he could get away with it (for the time being).

My husbad and I are beside ourselves... Our biggest fear is that there IS something bigger going on and he's not telling us. HELP...what could this possibly mean?!?!?!?!

Olivia

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Mon, 10-31-2005 - 2:03pm
I would talk to your pediatrician. I would also mention to your son that you are going to talk to the doctor and possibly bring him in for a checkup -- this may prompt him to open up a little bit more. When my DD was 7, she started having accidents in her pants (bm's) -- we thought it was a behavioural problem -- it turned out that she had an actual medican condition that was easily treated. I would call your pediatrician and see what they recommend.
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Mon, 10-31-2005 - 3:52pm

olivia,


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Tue, 11-01-2005 - 6:35am

Thank you both for responding! I was going to call the ped. yesterday but didn't get a chance to with Halloween activities. Will be making the call this morning!!!

I'll keep you posted.

Olivia

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Tue, 11-01-2005 - 12:02pm
It may be an age related problem. I posted awhile ago about DD being in such a hurry she does not wipe . It still is not much better .I have limited her game time . Hopefully she
will figure out the deal. Good Luck with this!