Children’s constipation linked to parenting style

Their study of 134 children aged 4–18 found parental encouragement of either too much or too little independence in their kids was associated with less defecation and more faecal incontinence episodes. 

Overprotective parents, along with those who were irritable and frustrated about the upbringing of their child, were also more likely to have kids with higher rates of faecal incontinence.

“Because clinicians work with parents collaboratively to manage constipation,