Motivational Therapy for Bed-Wetting
Motivational therapy for bed-wetting often simply involves telling children that they have control of their bodies and encouraging them to gain that control. Parents and the child together can also design a reward system for dry days that will encourage and motivate the child.
This therapy may involve a series of counseling sessions with a trained professional. During the sessions, the counselor encourages the child to take responsibility for the bed-wetting and to be very involved in the treatment. The counselor, parents, and child decide what reward (praise, stickers, or trinkets) the child will be given for dry days and/or nights.
Motivational therapy helps many children gain some degree of control over their bed-wetting. But if it doesn't help your child in 3 to 6 months, try other methods.
This treatment works best for children who want to take part in it. It is often used in combination with other treatments, especially moisture alarms, dry-bed training, or self-awakening therapy.
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