Older Child Still Bed Wetting? An Easy Target for Bullies

We talk with thousands of parents each year who not only ask how to stop bedwetting, they are very concerned about what will happen if their child is discovered. Will they be bullied?


These days, there are more reports of bullying in the US than ever before. Statistics show:

  • About 42 percent of kids have been bullied while online with one in four being verbally attacked more than once.
  • About 35 percent of kids have been threatened online.
  • About 58 percent of kids and teens have reported that something mean has been said about them or to them online.
  • Other bullying statistics show that about 77 percent of students have admitted to being the victim of one type of bullying or another.

As we all know, there can be serious mental and emotional fallout by someone being verbally or physically bullied, especially in front of his or her peers. The effect of bullying can be so severe that some young adults feel compelled to end their lives rather than continue to be painfully taunted and feel helpless.

What we find with someone who has bedwetting—especially bedwetting in teenagers— is that they will go to any lengths to cover it up so that they aren’t discovered. That is the number one fear that any child, even an older child still bed wetting, has—being “found out”. Sleepovers, overnight school trips, and camp stays are often avoided or dreaded for this very reason. Secrecy and often shame surround the world of a someone who wets the bed.

They also often become hyper vigilant about any scent of urine that may be on their body or on the clothes they wear to school that have been exposed to the scent in their room. Just going to school can be a terrifying experience, especially with bullies in the midst.

Can you imagine a bully finding out your son or daughter wets the bed? In an instant, a bully can turn an already sensitive issue into a nightmare. With the advent of social media like Facebook and readily available chat rooms, word can spread like wildfire. An older child still bed wetting can experience permanent psychological damage. The “bedwetter label” will never go away.

Fear is another symptom of bedwetting. We want to prevent this kind of bullying and encourage families to seek help when a child is 5 or 6. Bed wetting treatment to stop bedwetting is the wish of any child or young adult, and being free of this incredibly sensitive condition would take fear of discovery right out of their experience of life!

Nobody has to wet the bed and live with this stressful condition, so call us.  As experts, we know how to stop bedwetting, and we are here to offer our bedwetting solution and to create peace of mind for your child.

It’s Sometimes Surprising To Find Out Who Is Affected By Bedwetting

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Chicago Bears Matt Bowen was affected by bedwettingWho knew even the Chicago Bears Matt Bowen was affected by bedwetting

Another tragic story of bedwetting wrapped in shame and secrecy.  We at the Enuresis Treatment Center have been hearing about these experiences for over 40 years.  We are constantly asked, “Why doesn’t our doctor know how to cure bedwetting”? and  “Why hasn’t anybody else told us it’s a sleep issue? It all makes sense now”.

The life of a child, teenager, or adult who wets the bed is filled with the fear of being “discovered”.  Naturally that makes bedwetting a closely held secret, whether it be for an adult football player or a 10 year old child. They’ll go to any length not to be “found out”.

For Chicago Bears football player, Matt Bowen, even though he appeared to “outgrow” his bedwetting, his untreated sleep disorder was triggered by the over-excitement and nervousness he experienced about the next day’s big game.  Suddenly he was eight years old again, waking up in his own pee.  What a night he had trying to avoid the discovery as his teammate laid sleeping and replenishing his energy for the game.

Our clinic’s professional staff understands that bedwetting is the result of an inherited gene which creates a sleep disorder, (an abnormal pattern), making it a more serious issue than most realize.  The worst advice anybody can receive is to wait to “outgrow” bedwetting, because the sleep disorder doesn’t go away even if the bedwetting happens to.  An untreated sleep disorder can lead to sleep apnea, even for a young adult.  Then it becomes an even more serious issue because there is no cure for life-threatening apnea.

Because our founder’s daughter wet the bed, she understands very well the pain and the secrecy of a bedwetter’s world.  With her daughter as the first patient, she developed the solution to put a permanent end to bedwetting and the sleep disorder that causes it.  So not only does that mean prevention of apnea and other symptoms, it also means an end to the fear and the stress.  Most importantly, it means the beginning of healthy and nourishing sleep each night, and being able to awaken in a dry bed every morning for the rest of your life.