Finally, a step-by-step guide for parents undergoing the NIGHTMARE of a stool-withholding child! Understand the Pain-Fear-Avoidance cycle, and learn how to break free from it once and for all. REAL solutions for a REAL problem. This book answers the important questions: What causes stool withholding? What complications can develop? Which "laxative" treatments are safe? WhaFinally, a step-by-step guide for parents undergoing the NIGHTMARE of a stool-withholding child! Understand the Pain-Fear-Avoidance cycle, and learn how to break free from it once and for all. REAL solutions for a REAL problem. This book answers the important questions: What causes stool withholding? What complications can develop? Which "laxative" treatments are safe? What about lifestyle factors? Do we need to put toilet training on hold? Stool withholding in children is a complex problem that deserves a complex approach. Your pediatrician may have advised you on what to "do" or what to "take," but many parents have no idea how to get their child to comply. "Scared to Poop: A Guide to Overcoming Constipation and Stool Withholding in Children" addresses all these factors: How to deal with a fussy eater, how to get your child to drink plain water, how to get your child to willingly take/swallow constipation treatment remedies, how to get your child to sit on the potty without fear, and so much MORE. "Scared to Poop" is the most comprehensive book on this topic on the market today. Backed by physician advice, personal experience, research and references. From the author of "The Collective Awakening" and co-author of "Beyond Disease Care." Complete with illustrations, charts, graphics, references, checklists and more! Order your copy today, and put an END to the stool withholding nightmare once and for all....
|Title||:||Scared to Poop: A Guide to Overcoming Constipation and Stool Withholding in Children|
|Number of Pages||:||130 Pages|
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Scared to Poop: A Guide to Overcoming Constipation and Stool Withholding in Children Reviews
The book's strength is that it is written from a parent's perspective so it presents constipation in plain language. It's fairly concise. Its main goal is to be a comprehensive yet understandable introduction of the subject to new parents dealing with a constipation issue, so as a basic primer, I feel like it achieves its main goal.In terms of weaknesses, the book has occasional minor errors that reveal the author's non-medical background. There are no terrible errors, though.She goes into a fair amount of depth on the approach of Dr. Walt Stoll (founder of AskDrStoll.com and now deceased), which is essentially mineral oil + fiber. The interesting thing about this, what she calls the "magic combination", is that she says to target two easy bowel movements per day, and to continue treatment until several months after the pain-fear-avoidance cycle has been overcome. I have never seen a two bowel movement target before, so this was new for me, and certainly this target can be used regardless of your choice of laxative or fiber. I also felt like reading about her "magic combination" gave me a better sense that laxative + fiber indeed appears to be the conventional medical treatment advice that is generally being dispensed by doctors.After the medical parts of the book comes the best part of the book in section IV where she describes diet and lifestyle changes to help keep constipation away. She offers some parenting techniques to achieve changes in diet and lifestyle, and I'll reserve judgment on those suggestions (I'm not sure I agree with her techniques), but I like that she offers these diet and lifestyle changes. Most often, this is the part you will never hear from a doctor.I really a paragraph in chapter 10 on exercise, where she says activity encourages peristalsis, shortens the transit time and limits that amount of water that is reabsorbed in from the colon. I hadn't thought about it in exactly those terms before.This book does not address more complicated cases of constipation, but is a good primer for parents dealing with plain vanilla constipation. There certainly is a dearth of books addressed to parents. Advanced parents will probably find it on the basic side, but may also benefit from the book's breadth, since they may not be familiar with all of the options discussed in the book. I always find it insightful to get into the minds of other people dealing with a problem. That insight alone is worth reading a book like this.