An easy read but I didn't like it as much as I liked M.O.P. Having said that, I understand you don't buy such a book so that you can like it. This decision is out of desperation, more than a choice. Explains soiling well but not in an interesting way. I'd recommend Soiling Solutions if you want to give that a try.
Best child related book i have ever purchased.If your child is struggling with toilet training and functional constipation (although you may not realise it) buy this book. It was like it was written specifically about my daughter - finally someone provided an explanation for her behaviour and most importantly a plan to get it sorted. We are now in month 4 of the treatment and it is working brilliantly with hardly any accidents and a much happier household as a result. I cannot recommend highly enough.
Some very useful info here for my daughter's holding on Issue. Also Anthony Cohn's book is useful, but there's a new Uk one I've just started called "stool withholding - what to do when your child won't poo" which has different info and is also really helpful
I have been looking for help for a while and knew my son had no straight forward constipation he was withholding it was more a mental thing. This book gives you the full inside outs to help try and get your child back on track. I have been feeling so desperate for help as our loves seems to be about poo or lack of of it, but lots of moans and a generally unhappy child all due to poo. I recommend this book, it is not too long to read and simple and straight forward.
This book has explained functional constipation like no GP or hospital consultant has. It offers practical advice which is well structured. The case studies are useful too and have shown us that we are not the only family dealing with this debilitating condition.
I have a two year old with a withholding problem. This book is good in explaining what's going on and giving ideas to help. After reading the poo I made a reward chart and felt I knew more about when and how to use laxatives. Slowly but surely we're getting there. Informative read.
I cannot stress how wonderful it was to find this book and finely get some guidance on how to deal with functional constipation. Lots of examples and practical information including medicines which help the little ones to deal with it. Unfortunately no one I turned to in the Uk with this problem had anything else to say than "be patient" and use lactulose which isn't much help when the child is scared to defecate and can hold stool for a week! This definitely doesn't solve anything (I tried it for over half a year before I found this book) and it only led to more stretched intestines...
This is so good! We have been struggling with this with my little girl and it has caused lots of traumas. This is really good at explaining why, how, the different forms of functional constipation and how to tackle it. Could be a long road ahead but within two days we are already seeing an improvement and understanding the condition so much better. It is a very 'easy-read' book that explains clearly from many different perspectives, and quite frankly is an absolute godsend for anyone whose child has encopresis, functional constipation, or are heading that way. Useful for clinicians too I think