5. Keep It Positive
If I’ve learned one truth in my years of teaching, it’s that positive praise and incentives work while punishment and negativity only perpetuate the problem (and rebelliousness!). No child, or person for that matter, feels motivated to make changes when they are made to feel guilty or bad about something. Help your child succeed by staying positive, optimistic, and by offering incentives for them to keep trying. Consider a reward chart such as the one shared over on Keeping It Simple. One word of caution, however. Not all cases of bedwetting can be controlled and are the result of diagnosable conditions instead. Work with your child’s pediatrician to know if using a reward chart is right for your situation.