Workshop about kids and their bed wees
ARE you wondering about your child’s wees?
Help is at hand. Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service (SCHHS) is holding a free, three-hour ‘Wondering about Wees’ workshop at Mountain Creek on March 14.
This session is for parents or carers of children aged five years and over with bed wetting and day time bladder issues including frequency, urgency, withholding and wetting.
“The workshop lets parents know what is normal, when they should be concerned, why the problems happen and what to do,” occupational therapist Di Collis said.
“Advice includes using diaries to find underlying causes and treatment options including wetting alarms, medications, habit/lifestyle changes and ways to improve children’s motivation.
“Follow up one-on-one support options are discussed.
“The workshops are also about bringing groups of parents together so they do not feel they are alone.”
Ms Collis said bed wetting was a common problem occurring in 10 per cent of seven-year-olds children and day wetting strikes five to 12 per cent of seven-year-olds.
“Not all children automatically out-grow these conditions and we know children’s self-esteem and confidence is affected,” she said.
“They feel embarrassed and ashamed.
“Parents often experience frustration, confusion and this can negatively affect their relationship with their child.”
The next Wondering about Wees workshop is on Wednesday, March 14 from 9.30am-12.30pm at Mountain Creek State School on Lady Musgrave Drive.
To book a place at the workshop, please phone Child Health Access on 5319 4824.