Frequently Asked Questions
Are you a doctor? No, this is a 'Supernanny' problem.
I have the best job ever. Imagine calling a Mom and hearing an excited boy in the background. Can you think of anything else that inspires a child to say, “You’ve changed my life!”
My mentor: In 1950, Eugene Draper decided to help children overcome bed wetting, the way the Gray Nuns in his Seattle boarding school had helped him. He made it his life’s work, a passion that made life much better for several thousand children.
In 2002 I took a sales job with his firm and and saw firsthand that beating bed wetting can change children’s lives. When he retired I went on to take courses from Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago where they teach therapists and nurses how to become a bed wetting Coach. And since then I’ve studied everything on this topic, identified what works and what doesn’t, and developed a ‘toolbox’ of parental techniques to restore better sleep as well as self-esteem. Today, I have a success rate of over 90% in compliant cases, with an average time to dry of eight weeks.
The first question people ask is, “Are you a doctor?”
My answer is, “No, but do you know a doctor that can help you? Is it necessary to be a mechanic to teach driving, or a vet to be a dog whisperer?” Bed wetting is almost never a medical problem. Doctors fix things that are broken, using drugs and surgery. They only rarely get into behavioural issues like bladder toning, diet, and sleep habits.
How would I get started?
When we first talk we will ask a few questions to determine if behavioral modification is right for your child. A few background questions about motivation, maturity, health issues and lifestyle will help us determine the causes and suggest remedies.
How does this work?
In normal times, we visit homes in Ontario Canada, and Zoom everywhere else. During Covid we Zoom even locally. We’ve had clients from B.C. to Australia, California to Finland. There are similar programs available, at prices from $750 to $3000 but honestly, they are corporate systems that aren’t nearly as personal or effective as our $250 Zoom program.
The first step is to interview Mom, Dad and the child to determine the issues, eliminate medical issues, and teach the first steps. Then we mail a package of materials, and phone regularly to lead the family from step to step until it’s fixed.
How long does it take?
Every child is different but generally you’d see changes in a week and always dry in six weeks. As you saw on the ‘testimonials’ page, it can be two weeks or three months depending on their lifestyle.
Can you offer a guarantee?
I can’t guarantee that a child will get dry, but the success rate is virtually 100% for compliant clients. That is, they follow the routine and don’t cut corners. We are changing a child’s sleep patterns, which calls for persistence and motivation. That said it just requires a 5-minute exercise before bed, and getting up once or twice a night for a month or so.
What ages do you work with?
Most of the kids I see are in the age 7 to 11 range, with occasional teenagers and adults. The oldest was a 35-year-old nurse who wet the bed; the quickest to dry was a 22-year-old who got dry for good the night I talked to her. Children under age 6 don’t need my help, but they do need my ebook to end it quickly and easily.