“Most probably he was enuretic as a child, teased small animals and liked to start fires.”
“Many parents of enuretic children report that their child sleeps more deeply than most other children and thus is unusually difficult to wake.”
“Although there is evidence that some enuretic children produce less than the typically expected amount of vasopressin at night, it is not clear that their hormonal levels are abnormally low.”
“Not only is it unhelpful to treat an enuretic child this way, but it may actually prolong or worsen the problem, and the child may suffer emotionally as well.”
“Nowadays there are humane and caring methods for treating bedwetting, but in the past enuretic children were subjected to more questionable “cures.””
“However, fortunately, such disturbances are not the cause of most bedwetting, and the vast majority of enuretic children are normally adjusted.”
“All enuretic children five years of age or older should have a thorough physical examination before nonmedical treatment begins, both to rule out medical causes and to check for related problems.”
“You should be aware, however, that although most children do outgrow the problem eventually, for an individual child this may not happen any time soon: only about 15 percent of enuretic children, at each age from five to eighteen years, will spontaneously outgrow the problem over the next year.”
“You and your child will be encouraged to know that most enuretic children can learn to wet the bed less often, and many are able to stop doing it entirely.”
“Special rituals have been tried as well: enuretic children in the Navajo tribe, for example, were forced to stand naked with legs apart over the burning nest of a phoebe, swallow, or nighthawk, since it was believed that birds do not wet their nests.”
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