Incontinence is such a hard thing for adult and kids to deal with. However, adult are able to come in terms with their incontinence where most kids do not, due to the fact they are closer to an age of toddler than an adult, children feel bedwetting issue reflect on them more as being a little kid/baby than an adult.
Kids who have Nocturnal Enuresis (Bedwetting) are less affected by the issue than a child who has both Nocturnal Enuresis and Diurnal (Daytime time wetting) issues due to the fact they need to wear protection (diaper, Pull-Ups®) in the daytime.
Bedwetting issues are not as important as how it can affect a child, which can last a lifetime! Kid's self-esteem, self-image, self-worth, and confidence is affected by the bedwetting issues, because this is an uncontrollable event in their lives, and they know toddler's master day and night control, and they have not. This leaves them feeling no better than a baby.
There is so much misunderstanding and misconceptions regarding the bedwetting issue's adult often end up giving well-meaning, but turns out to be bad advice. To simply ask a child to stop bedwetting at night is like asking an adult who snores at night not to snore. Now if an adult is not aware, they are snoring. How are they supposed to stop? Well, the same goes with a child who wets the bed at night.
Kids who are bedwetters are quite often shamed by adults to motivate them to stop or teased by family members and friends, which make things just worse due to the fact these additional stress causes even more accidents due to the fact of an immature nervous system. So they end up having the opposite effect, which leaves them with a poorer self-esteem and confidence in themselves.
Once again, incontinence is not the important issue but how it affects a child, which can last a life time!!
Steven F. Trimarco