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Thursday, December 12, 2013
Playing with poop
My 5 year old has started wiping her poop on the walls and her clothing. What can I do to stop this. She`s verry bright & has no mental problems. The only thing that has changed is that I recently found out I was pregnant again.
Certainly she may be experiencing stress related to your pregnancy, which may explain this recent behavior change. I would discuss it with her primary care provider who may suggest she see a counselor to help her deal with her stress and change her behavior.
Michael Spigarelli, MD, PhD
Formerly, Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Internal Medicine
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati