Hi, this is my first post and looking for some help
My 10 year old son has had a weeing issue for past 5/6 months now. It started off with him needing the toilet more often when we went on long car journeys, but has now progressed to him needing toilet breaks within journeys under thirty minutes. He is now saying he needs the toilet even when we go to the supermarket less than 10 minutes down the road despite going prior to leaving the house. He now worries about going on journeys and needing the loo and noticed his stress levels have risen.
His latest trick is to lie about needing a 'tissue' for his nose but we know he has gone for the toilet.
He also plays a lot of football and we can notice this is even now affecting his concentration during matches.
When he initially goes to the loo he seems to empty but the little stops in between are just trickles even though he says he is bursting!
We have tried to distract him and also tried to set him targets to increase times between stops but nothing seems to be working.
Has anyone experienced this with a similar aged boy and if so how did you get over the problem?
Thanks in advance