Bedwetting is not a psychological problemIt does not mean that your child is too lazy to get up, is using bedwetting as a control issue, or is manipulating the family. Misunderstandings about bedwetting have kept it from being viewed as a legitimate medical problem. If the lungs malfunction, the child is medically and sympathetically treated for, say asthma. If the bladder malfunctions, the child is thought to be lazy, stubborn, and immature. You would certainly be sympathetic to an asthmatic child who wheezes at night because his lungs aren’t filling with enough air. Think of bedwetting as any other medical concern in which an organ of the body is malfunctioning. Bedwetting is a malfunction of the bladder-brain communication system. The child sleeps so deeply that bladder-overfilling and spilling occurs. It’s a myth that children don’t care. Really, what child would want to wake up in a wet, smelly bed every morning, and start each morning stripping the bed and carrying wet sheets to the washer?