Waking Up Dry

A Guide to Help Children Overcome Bedwetting

Overview

Written in a child-friendly tone that mirrors a one-on-one conversation with Dr. Bennett, this self-help guide is designed to help children (ages six to thirteen) conquer bedwetting. The book demystifies the problem and shows children that they are not the only ones who are affected. Cartoon characters Bladder Man (a superhero) and Nephron (his 9-year-old friend) put a humorous spin on the subject to help children identify with the subject. Each chapter includes a Q&A section to provide more detailed information for parents.

Reviews & Awards

• 2005 Midwest Book Award (self-help category)
• 2006 Benjamin Franklin Award Finalist (parenting category)
• 2006 Foreword Magazine Book of the Year Finalist (parenting category)

“Child-friendly language, real-life stories, humor and cartoons actively engage young participants in a program proven beneficial for 25 years.”  —Washington Parent

“At long last, a book has been published that recognizes the necessity of putting parents in partnership with their children to remedy bedwetting. Dr. Bennett has written a step-by-step program that he has used successfully for the past 25 years. There are real-life stories of other children, activities to teach children how their bodies work, and practical tips to help children and parents avoid the pitfalls of treatment. It is considered by far the best book that exists on this subject.”
—National Association for Continence

“I highly recommend this book for children, parents, and health care professionals. It’s the best I’ve seen yet!” —Lawrence A. Vitulano, Ph.D., Associate Clinical Professor of Psychology, Child Study Center, Yale University

“There have been several bedwetting books on the market, but now we finally have one that pediatricians can recommend with confidence.” —Barton Schmitt, MD, Professor of Pediatrics, the Children’s Hospital of Denver

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