My teenage son and urinating habits

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Registered: 10-30-2003
My teenage son and urinating habits
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Thu, 10-30-2003 - 3:09pm
Yes, I know this is disgusting but my 14yo son has been urinating in a bottle in his room at night rather than use the bathroom. When I found the sealed container previously and asked about it, he told me he didn't want me to know he was up too late by using the bathroom at night. I told him then that I don't care what time it is; he needs to use the bathroom. Now I find he's done it again! Is this common? My dh doesn't think it's that strange and is not as upset by it as I am, but my 16yo ds thinks it's as disgusting as I do. What do you think about this practice? Any of your boys ever do that?
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Registered: 10-30-2003
Thu, 10-30-2003 - 11:38pm
Emphasize the hygeine reasons for using a bathroom rather than making him feel bad for what he has done. Let him know the bathroom is only place in the house for him to urinate regardless of the time of day or night.
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Registered: 03-14-2003
Fri, 10-31-2003 - 11:56am

No and my son would have to have a very good reason not to crawl out of bed and walk around the corner to the bathroom.

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Fri, 10-31-2003 - 3:38pm
When my son was about 13 he starting urinated on the carpet in the corner of his room. Since we had 3 large dogs - I thought it was them. Everytime I went into his room it smelled. I can't remember how I found out it was him - but I asked him why and he said he was to lazy to use his bathroom - 10ft away.

I was beside my self. - So I got a bucket with vinegar/water/soap a scrub brush and said - "clean this now and don't come out until its done right" - I snuck behind the corner and he was scrubing - he never did it again - but I put him back in therapy immediately. The doc said in so many words - that it was his anger - and he did want to be caught.

Peeing in a bottle is not okay as your husband has suggested - you need to nip this in the bud ASAP. and believe me - I know what you are going thru.

Denise

Denise

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Registered: 04-02-2003
Sun, 11-02-2003 - 1:55am

its not so much "disgusting" as it is extremely disturbing. this is plainly a very severe issue and should be addressed as such. your DH needs to be with you on this. your son should see a professional --- it will get worse unless someone helps him. my friends nephew who is now in his early 20s - stopped using a toilet when he was in his teens and now can only use a catheter to urinate. I don't want to scare you - but I think this is more serious than you realize...


good luck and keep us posted