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Bedwetting treatments: Counseling

Dr. D. Preston Smith
Author Dr. D. Preston Smith
Submitted 12-10-2007

The Potty Trainer

Counseling can be extremely helpful for children and parents faced with significant bedwetting problems. Children with learning disabilities, developmental delay, and attention deficit disorders are more likely to wet at night. Professionals that are very knowledgeable about the diagnoses and treatments of these problems can provide significant insight and help parents understand their child’s situation. Professional counseling is very important when psychological problems exist that affect the day-to-day life of a child. Bedwetting can be very closely tied to underlying psychological issues, and for this reason counseling can be very rewarding.


Children who have experienced divorce, death, a new sibling, or a new school can have issues that significantly influence their ability to be dry at night. Once the issues are known, then children are more likely to get the comfort, attention, and guidance they deserve in order to better deal with their concerns.


Medical counseling can help parents and families better understand all of the various treatment options available to correct their child’s bedwetting. With a little guidance, kids, parents, and family members can get better results if a trained professional guides them through the options for treatment. Also, since compliance to treatment is very important for success, counseling serves to keep everyone on track so the bedwetting can be corrected more quickly.



– Dr. D. Preston Smith


Dr. Smith is board certified and he has authored or co-authored many articles, papers, chapters, and books in Urology and Pediatric Urology. His research has been presented throughout the world. Dr. Smith’s dedication to helping children with urologic problems inspired him to establish PottyMD.