Q: MY seven-year-old son still wets the bed, and both he and I are embarrassed about it. Is this normal at his age, and what can I do to help him stay dry at night? A: Alina Lynden, a helpline adviser for ERIC, the children's bowel and bladder charity (eric.org.uk/bedwetting), says: "Wetting the bed is a common childhood condition affecting half a million children and teenagers in the UK. "Around 12 per cent of seven to nine-year-olds regularly wet the bed. However, it's something which can have a huge impact on a child's day-to-day life, affecting their self-esteem, emotional wellbeing, achievement at school and social life. Children may feel so embarrassed about their bed-wetting that they avoid sleepovers or going on school camp for fear of their 'secret' being discovered. Extra washing to deal with it and disturbed sleep can also take a big toll on family life. "There are lots of things you can do now to try and help him get dry. The most important thing to start with is to give … [Read more...] about Ask The Expert: How can I help my child to stop wetting the bed?
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MY mum helps me out by babysitting for me a couple of times a week, which leaves me free to work part-time. The problem is that she's making it very difficult for me to bring up my daughter properly. She spoils her all the time (against my wishes) and tries, in fact, to take over whenever she's there at the same time as me. She will actually push me aside if my daughter needs anything, and if I say "no" about something, my daughter has already learned that if she asks Nana, it will be a yes. The odd thing is she used to be really strict with my brother and I, which while we didn't like it at the time, worked well for us. We both appreciate the boundaries now and think it's turned us into better people. My daughter, though, is in danger of turning into a little brat and I'm finding it hard not to lose my temper with my mum. I know I should be grateful for her support, but other people are beginning to comment on the change in my daughter's behaviour. What do I do? ON FIONA SAYS: I'm … [Read more...] about Ask Fiona: How can I stop my mum from spoiling my daughter?
Q: MY 15-year-old son is taking his GCSEs and seems really stressed, but won't talk about how he feels. How can I best help him through the exam period? A: Wendy Robinson, head of service at Childlin[...] You have reached your limit of free articles Registered users get 5 regular articles and 1 free Premium article per week. … [Read more...] about Ask the Expert: How can I help my son to cope with exam stress?
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Style Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Style | How Can I Save My Workaholic Boyfriend From Himself? Advertisement Supported by SOCIAL Q’S Therapy might be the best bet. ByPhilip Galanes May 2, 2019 I’ve been with my boyfriend for a year. Occasionally, he goes into deep panics about his work and cancels plans — and not just with me. He cancels dinners with friends and important doctors’ appointments, holidays with his family and trips we’ve booked months in advance. I love him, and want to be compassionate about his panic and his work. But some plans are important to me. We’re supposed to visit my family soon, and he’s already threatening to cancel. He says: Everything will fall apart if he goes away. What can I do? ANONYMOUS I hate to break it to you, but there are some problems that even a loving … [Read more...] about How Can I Save My Workaholic Boyfriend From Himself?
Q: MY three-year-old daughter refuses to put her coat on, even when it's freezing outside. How can I get her to put it on, and why does she behave like this? A: Parenting expert Tanith Carey, co-auth[...] You have reached your limit of free articles Registered users get 5 regular articles and 1 free Premium article per week. … [Read more...] about Ask the Expert: How can I get my child to wear a coat without it being a battle?