|The habits I picked up in my toddler years|
stayed with me for a long time.
|Aged 7, I believed I was the only |
school aged child in the world
who pooed his pants and began
to feel I was babyish and disgusting.
Making the change wasn't easy, the withholding habit I had picked up as a 3-year old had become deeply ingrained, and there were times when I relapsed and had accidents. Also, my bowel needed time to recover from years of withholding and I sometimes soiled myself without being given any warning that I had needed to use the toilet. However, by my 8th birthday I was largely clean at home as well as at school, where I'd been lucky enough to have few problems anyway.