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Friday, March 6, 2015
Five year old boy urinating
Why is my 5 year old boy urinating in inappropriate places
It sounds as though this is a new behavior for your son. I am not sure what the "unusual places" are, but it is seems likely that there is a new stressor in your child's life and he is showing his distress by this new behavior. I strongly recommend consultation with your child's doctor and discussion of the need for a referral to a family mental health specialist. This must be difficult for you as well as your child.
Mary M Gottesman, PhD, RN, CPNP, FAAN
Professor of Clinical Nursing
College of Nursing
The Ohio State University