Dr Catherine
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8-15 years

My son wants to wear diapers All day but I refuse to let him wear them he said he wants me to wipe him when he uses the bathroom in the diaper All my friends says I should let him wear them but I don’t want him to by the way he’s 14 So should I let him

This is not typical behaviour for a 14-year-old boy. Sometimes we see signs of regressive behaviours at times of stress, this is where children regress back to earlier behaviours that demand higher dependency on parents. It is often perceived as a form of coping and is motivated by a need for parental security. When this is the case it is the cause of the behaviour rather than the behaviour itself which becomes the focus of treatment or therapy. I would strongly recommend that you follow this up with your GP. Kind Regards, Dr Cathrine