Understanding and Addressing Soiling in Older Children and Teens

Soiling in older children and teens can be embarrassing and distressing, but it’s more common than many people realize. This article explores some of the reasons why older children and teens may soil in their pants, including medical issues like constipation and emotional factors like stress or anxiety. It also provides guidance on how to help kids stop soiling, including tips for encouraging better bowel habits and seeking professional help when necessary.