Stool withholding is most common in two to four year olds but it can also affect school-age children. It is often triggered by an episode of painful constipation. The child then becomes so terrified of experiencing this pain again that they hold on to their poo for days, even weeks, at a time. Just to add to the misery, stool withholding often causes children to soil their underwear.
What we say….
Unless you’ve experienced it yourself, many people just don’t understand how distressing and debilitating this issue is. This book is particularly good for parents coping with the everyday struggles of dealing with a child who won’t poo but is also useful for health professionals and teachers.
You will get a straightforward plan of action, with lots of tips and strategies to try at home. The book also contains useful information about the laxative Movicol, with guidance on appropriate doses.
About the author:
Sophia Ferguson has an Honours degree in Psychology, a Masters degree in Applied Social Research and a great interest in all things medical and psychological. She was inspired to write this book from her experience of this issue with her own son. She can be contacted at: www.stoolwithholding.com
Number of pages: 106
Dimensions : 15.24 x 0.61 x 22.86 cm
ISBN-10 : 1500382469
ISBN-13 : 978-1500382469
I found this book really helpful. My daughter had been withholding for several months, was constantly soiling and not letting us clean her. Every toilet trip, bath and bedtime was a battle. This book was the first thing I read that really described what was going on with my daughter. I followed the advice in the book and within a couple of weeks we have seen a massive improvement, she is now going to the toilet everyday independently and is a much happier child. Thank you
So relieved to find this book. Thought we were the only ones in this situation. Contains practical advice and an empathetic tone. Thank god for this book!!
Stool Withholding: What To Do When Your Child Won't Poo! by Sophia Ferguson
We struggled for over 3 year with daughters constipation and stool holding. Constant doctors and constipation clinics didn't help as a lot was pushed to movicol and picosulphate….we thought and deffo believe was causing behaviour problems as she had constant tummy pains. We bought this book as tried many others..WOW.. it took two weeks following her steps..daughter now goes every day independently and wipes we cant believe the change. she is happy with colour in her cheeks. Thank you so much. Give it a try it could just be the one to help.