While not a serious medical disorder, bedwetting can have far-reaching effects on both the child and on the family. Wetting the bed may interfere with a child’s socialization and it can lead to significant stress within the family.
Patience and understanding, two things that are often in short supply in the middle of the night, are keys to figuring out how to best resolve this issue.
Perhaps the most difficult aspect of nocturnal enuresis is its effect on a child’s self-esteem. Bedwetting can be a source of embarrassment for children causing them to refrain from certain age-appropriate activities such as sleepovers. Parents may become frustrated with their child’s wetting because it is a drain of time, energy, and money.