on the clothes line at your house and it looks like the same sheets you have on your bed. How they find out does not really matter.
Some of them may be bedwetters but most likely not. After all, at 12 or so, only about 1 in 20 boys wets their beds.
So how do you explain things to them if they know or if they are making fun of bedwetting. That is where Mr. Dinosaur comes in. Practice what you would tell a friend. Practice and talk it thru with a trusted person also.
Things you should be able to say with confidence and conviction:
•Bedwetting is not something you do because you are lazy or want to.
•Bedwetting is a lot of work for you, changing bedding if there is a leak, or dealing with diapers, so it is really no fun.
•Bedwetting is a medical condition, like wearing glasses, acne, diabetes and other things really out of our control.
•Lots of times, bedwetting is genetic, like obesity, lactose intolerance, eye color, or hair color. You get lots of things from your parents. If your parents were bedwetters, you are more likely to be
•We should not make fun of kids with these other conditions.
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Hopefully, if they are friends, they will understand. You should not get into saying things like: “I don’t call you four-eyes so I appreciate it if you did not call me a bedwetter.” Trying to belittle people to have them stop something you do not like is as bad as if your parents gave you a hard time because you wet.
If you do run into people who are making fun of you because you need protection at night or in the day, do ask them to stop and explain why. But if they do not stop, tell a trusted adult. Kids should be able to grow up without the fear of bullying.
And remember, just like Mr. Dinosaur, friends make friends feel better about themselves.
Friends and Bedwetting
If you ask an average boy who wets what his biggest concern with bedwetting is, most will talk about always waking up in fear of having a wet bed. What many will not even mention is their real fear that their friends will find out.
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Bedwetting is lonely. There is no question about that. It is important to be able to discuss this with people. Parents are one source. As Spencer demonstrates, his talking dinosaur is another good listener. The dinosaur, like a teddy bear, rarely talks back to you, and tends to agree with you.
But being an older boy and bedwetting means friends may find out. They could find out because they see something in your room if they are over, or they smell something, or maybe they just notice that there is a lot of laundry
•So, you would appreciate it if they did not make fun of it or tell others.