Stressed out by your child's bedwetting, accidents, constipation or urinary tract infections? We can help! Our book, It's No Accident, explains why potty problems are epidemic in Western culture, hugely misunderstood and treated inappropriately.
On our blog, The Real Poop, Dr. Steve Hodges, a pediatric urologist at Wake Forest University, answers potty questions and shares his cases. Suzanne Schlosberg and her twins riff on their favorite subjects: poop and pee. Dr. Tom Keating, founder of Project CLEAN, advocates for stench-free school bathrooms. Betsy Rosenblatt Rosso reflects on raising a wonderful daughter who will not be defined by her bladder.
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By Tom Keating I recently taught Life Science to five classes of seventh graders at a middle school in suburban Atlanta. The three-grade school has 700 sixth-through-eighth-grade students, and each of my classes had about 22 boys and girls. I … Continue reading
By Tom Keating Some bloggers write about what has happened; this post is about what is going to take place on March 20th, 22nd, and 27th at a middle school of 700 students in grades 6-8 in Decatur, Georgia, my … Continue reading
By Suzanne So the Slate article generated more than 300 comments, mostly from parents who were stunned to learn of the connection between constipation and bedwetting/daytime accidents. But one doctor wrote in to basically say, “Duh.” “The vast majority of … Continue reading
By Betsy Rosso One of the best things about social media—and Facebook in particular—from where I sit as a mom is both the crowdsourcing for suggestions and the support and sympathy you can receive when something is going on with … Continue reading
By Dr. Hodges I’ll admit it: I liked “Blossom.” I liked Six and I liked Joey, especially his “Whoa.” I liked the guest appearances by Mr. T and Alf. But Blossom, or Mayim Bialik, has a new book out called … Continue reading
Slate ran an excerpt of It’s No Accident today!
By Dr. Hodges Back in medical school, I was in a band called The Bob Affair. We wrote such memorable songs as “Trampoline Girl,” “Rockuronium” and “Bobby is Angry about the Bernie Kosar Trade.” I played rhythm guitar and sang. … Continue reading
By Tom Keating In my 41 years as an educator, and an equal time as a parent and spouse, I have learned two pieces of advice for fellow parents concerning public schools: write down your goals for your child’s schooling, … Continue reading
By Betsy Rosso My grandfather used to say that one of the secrets of long life was fiber. We never had a chance to discuss the constipation that caused Zoe’s bladder problems, but I’m sure he would enthusiastically endorse the … Continue reading
Dear Dr. Hodges, I am thinking of starting my daughter on the mega-dose of MiraLAX you recommend in your book but am nervous we’re going to be in for a mess! Is it possible to resolve constipation with a lower … Continue reading