Confronting Nighttime Issues Head-On
Confronting issues head-on with your children isn’t always the easiest thing to do.
Sometimes parents would rather sweep little problems under the rug or hope they just go away on their own, instead of addressing them face to face with their kids. But those problems put on the back burner have a funny habit of just growing bigger and can really throw a wrench into your peaceful family life!
Bedwetting, otherwise known as nighttime wetting, is a good example. You might think you’re helping your child save face by ignoring the wet pajamas and morning sheets. Your child will notice your attempt to ignore the issue, which can lead to greater tension around the subject and a lack of self-confidence when it comes to addressing the issue.
Having a conversation about nighttime wetting might seem uncomfortable at first, but really, it’s a huge opportunity for you and your child to work out a solution together.
During the conversation you get the chance to reinforce how much you love him and explain that you know nighttime wetting isn’t his fault and can work together to identify solutions.
For example, your daughter might be afraid to talk about nighttime wetting because she thinks it’s embarrassing to wear “diapers” to bed, but this is when she needs your support and advice. Having an open and loving discussion allows Mom or Dad to explain that going to bed wearing GoodNites® NightTime Underwear or GoodNites* TRU-FIT* Underwear can make her feel more comfortable at night and keep the condition from being a worrisome problem at bedtime and in the morning. Talking about a solution is a good way to teach your child about nighttime wetting, how common it is and how she’ll eventually outgrow it. Plus, the two of you can brainstorm places to keep the GoodNites® NightTime Underwear or GoodNites* TRU-FIT* Underwear to ensure privacy even within your own household. Taking them out of the package and putting them in your child’s underwear drawer is one great idea.
Many parents find that, the faster they confront an issue, the easier it is to come up with solutions that work for them. Then they can get back to the things they love about their lives — like reading bedtime stories — rather than worrying about stressful nighttime issues.