I've been procrastinating this thread for a long time, hoping this issue goes away. But the 8yo boy over here keeps crapping his pants. We have tried every usual punishment (no tv, no games, etc) in periods of days to weeks. He starts using the toilet for a while and then crap his pants again.
He receives lots of attention. He didn't had this problem before, is been a few months of crap (pun intended). Usually, he's just in the couch watching TV. We remind him to go to the bathroom if he needs to and he says "I don't need right now" but some time later the living room starts smelling like crap, we check and yup, he crap his pants again. His excuse? "I was watching TV and I forgot to go to the toilet". WTF?
Lately he's been perma-punished because when a punishment is lifted, he manages to crap his pants that same day and gets a new punishment. He's transforming into a very sad little boy. Somehow he keeps saying is not his fault. I have to restrain myself so bad not to spank his sorry arse.
We have tried everything, even make him wear diapers around the house. Nothing seems to work. At this point I'm thinking about getting help. I don't know what should be appropriate here tho, a doc (pediatrician) or a therapist?