Monthly Archives: August 2012

Rising Cost of Bedwetting

The rising cost of bedwetting article helps put into perspective how complex the issue of bedwetting can be to not only the individual experiencing bedwetting, but the entire family.  The article below discussed a yearly cost of L700 (English pound) which equates to 1102.99 U.S. dollars.

I do not know if this includes medications often prescribed for bedwetting.  Monthly medication costs for drugs used to attempt to end bedwetting can run from $100 – $ 500 per month.  Parents are often dismayed to learn that once the drug is removed the wet bed returns.

I appreciate the often overlooked emotional “cost” of bedwetting, yet the article only mentions the helpless feeling that a parent might feel.  The cost for the person wetting their bed night after night then year after year is the most overlooked.

Regards,

L. Danuloff, Ph.D.

The Center for Bedwetting Treatment

www.nobedwetting.com

Rising cost of bedwetting

In Bedwetting on August 20, 2012 at 12:41 pm

New figures have shown that bedwetting costs families an extra £716 per year.

To some, it might not sound much but it’s nearly a thousand pounds – and for a lot of families, an extra £700 a year could buy a holiday, 2 months worth of food shopping, a family membership to a country club and much more I haven’t even thought of yet!

But just a quick look at our parent’s message board will tell you it isn’t just the financial strain of bedwetting that can affect a family. It’s the broken nights, tiredness, extra washing, lack of understanding from friends or family and sometimes health professionals and the helpless feeling that you want to improve things for your child but don’t know how.

Jenny pointed out in her last blog entry  that over a million UK children suffer with continence problems, the most common being bedwetting.

ERIC is here to help children overcome bedwetting so that they can lead happier and more carefree lives and so that their parents don’t need to worry about buying pull-ups or extra PJs and sheets!

But to do this we need people to know we’re here. Many families hold off seeking help for childhood continence problems in the hope it will go away by itself. But why wait when there is often something that you can try to overcome the problem.

Source:  http://ericuk.wordpress.com/2012/08/20/rising-cost-of-bedwetting/Natasha

Bedwetting and ADD/ADHD

I have read your post, and I would like to offer some insight.  I am a psychologist, and I have an in-depth understanding about bedwetting and ADD.  Many bedwetters are misdiagnosed with ADD.  Symptoms of a bedwetter’s deep sleep disorder, such as the inability to stay focused or to concentrate, are almost identical to those of ADD.

Bed-wetting is not anyone’s fault; our findings point to a deep sleep that prevents the brain from responding to the bladder’s signal.   According to  the American Pediatric Association, less than 1% of bed-wetting cases are caused by a physical problem.

The only way to end bed-wetting successfully is to recognize that the problem is a SYMPTOM resulting from a genetically determined and transferred deep sleep disorder.  Until the underlying sleep disorder is addressed, a child will continue to wet the bed, frequently have daytime “accidents” and suffer from the psychological distress that the disorder can cause.

Parents naturally turn to their pediatrician seeking information regarding their child’s bed-wetting problem around five or six.  Often the “Medical Advice” is to wait:  Hearing “do worry, they will outgrow it“.  This is the worst advice you can get. While the child waits, the enuresis can remain and additional symptoms can result.

According to Harvard Medical School, sleep disorders are commonly encountered problems in pediatric practice, yet under recognized to a large extent. The consequences of under-diagnosed and untreated sleep disorders may include significant emotional, behavioral, cardiovascular and neurocognitive dysfunction.

Dr. Meltzer, Ph.D., from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and associates conducted a chart review for all well-child visits at the 32 primary care pediatric practices affiliated with this hospital.  Included were records for nearly 155,000 patients from birth to 18 years.

Dr. Meltzer stated “We found that all sleep disorders, including those that are less of a concern, such as bedwetting and sleepwalking, and those that are more serious, including obstructive sleep apnea, insomnia and narcolepsy, are being under diagnosed in primary care practice,” the researcher noted.”

“Untreated sleep problems can impact every aspect of children’s lives, including growth, learning, attention, mood, and family functioning.”

For over three decades, the Center for Bedwetting Treatment has successfully treated thousands of people from around the world who thought there was no hope for their child’s bed-wetting.  Their unique approach to treating children and teenagers around the world, eliminates the bed-wetter’s sleep disorder. If a child does not have true learning disability, the symptoms will disappear.

I always encourage parents to visit our website and take advantage of the extensive knowledge on treating this issue.

Time is of the essence.

Lyle Danuloff, Ph.D.

www.NoBedwetting.com

 

Bedwetting and Summer Camp

Choosing a Summer Camp
May 3, 2012 – Compiled by Flavia Potenza

While compiling the Messenger’s annual Summer Camp section, we received a press release from a website that devotes itself solely to what to do with the kids year ‘round (whattodowiththekids.com). The site offers Special Reports on camps: “The Top 12 Things Parents Should Know When Choosing a Summer Camp” and “The Top 14 Things to Prepare You and Your Kid for Summer Camp.”

Founder of whattodowiththekids.com, Brian Presley, consulted with his staff, as well as with former and current camp directors, program directors, counselors and campers to create these reports.

Before we list the camps for this year, here are 12 things parents should know when choosing a summer camp.

1. Which camp is right for your kid?

• Day Camp — the kid attends for a set time only

• Residential Camp — the kid stays overnight

• General — traditional camp program with a selection of programs and activities

• Specialized — dedicated to a sport such as basketball or to an activity such as computers

• Length of camp session? (One day, one week, two weeks, etc.) Will it fit in your budget?

2. Visit the camp:

• Is there an open house you can attend?

• Location? (How far from your home is it?)

• Check out the landscape. (Does it look safe or like a tornado just hit it?)

• Anything next door or nearby of a concern? (Factory, dump, bar, etc.)

• Is the waterfront clean and the water safe? (Is the public allowed in the area? Is the water tested regularly?)

• Meet the staff.

3. Facilities:

• Sleeping Quarters (Cabins or tents? Type of beds?)

• Washroom (Flush toilets and running water? Are showers available?)

• Dining Room & Kitchen (Are they clean?)

• Buildings (Well-kept or ready to fall down?)

4. Discover the camp’s history:

Who owns and operates the camp?

How long have they been in the camp business?

Any bad history? (Closures for any reason; fatalities?)

What accreditations do they have? (Member of any qualified organizations?)

Can they provide references? (Actual parents you can contact?)

5. What does the camp fee include?

• Are there any hidden or additional fees? (Special equipment, clothing, etc. to purchase?)

• Is their financial assistance available? (Don’t be afraid to ask)

• Is there pre and post camp supervision available? (For Day Camps: can you drop them off early and pick them up later? Is there an additional fee?)

6. Emergency and Medical Care:

• Nurse on staff or nearby? (Located on site or nearby and availability)

• Doctor on staff or nearby? (Located on site or nearby and availability)

• Does the staff have first aid and/or emergency training? (What level and from which organization?)

• Are first aid/CPR kits available throughout?

• What is the procedure if your kid becomes ill or is injured?

• How is medicine dispensed, when and by whom?

7. Daily Schedule and Program:

• How long are the programs? (What is the daily schedule?)

• Is their sufficient rest/quiet time?

• Is their sufficient free time?

• For Residential Camps: Wake up and Lights out?

• Are all equipment and supplies included?

8. Activities Available:

• For Specialized Camps: are there other activities available? (Example: At computer camp, is their time to play games or go for a swim?)

• Do the kids have activity choices? (What kind of activity choices do they have?)

9. Waterfront/Pool

• How many lifeguards are posted?

• What is the minimum qualification for the lifeguards?

• Do they have emergency procedures in place? (First aid kit, spinal board, motorized boat?)

• What condition is the equipment in? (Boats, canoes, sail boats, life jackets, docks etc.)

10. Special Attention & Needs:

• Accessible for physical disabilities? (Ramps, railings, equipment, etc.)

• For Residential Camps: Bed Wetting and Sleep Walking? (How is this situation handled?)

11. Food

Are all meals provided? (For Day Camps: Do the kids bring a lunch or do they have to purchase their meals?)

• What is the condition of the kitchen/food preparation area? (Has it passed the local health inspection standards; Proper food storage such as refrigerators; Proper food preparation equipment such as stoves?)

• Is there a sample menu to view? (Is it nutritional balanced? Has it been approved by a qualified dietician?)

• Can special diets be accommodated? (Diabetic, allergies, Kosher, lactose intolerant, peanut allergies, etc.)

• Kitchen staff experience and training? (Are they aware and follow proper food preparation methods and standards?)

• Is a snack available? (Is it available or can the camper bring their own?)

12.Counselors and Staff

• Age, experience, qualifications? (Adults or teenagers and their experience and qualifications)

• Training? (What type do they receive?)

• Ratio of Counselors to Kids? (The closer the ratio the better)

• Police or Security check? (If not, why not?)

What To Do With The Kids features games, crafts, special events, party ideas and downloads, including activity sheets, birthday cards, party invitations, personalized awards and other WTDWTK Special Reports. Unlike other similar websites, the content is original.

The website also features a What To Do With The Kids in… directory for kid and family friendly places to go. The Market Place section features products and services that you won’t find in the big box stores.

Source:  Brian Presley at brian@whattodowiththekids.com;