Re: Inherited fear?
Posted by Pete on 11/2/2014, 4:45 pm, in reply to "Re: Inherited fear?"
I worried a great deal about this when my son was growing up lest he inherited or "caught" it from me. However, he did neither and told me a few years ago, when I finally confided in him, that he had no idea that I had problems. He is OK himself and says that his own son is,too. |
My son-in-law, now unfortunately dead, was also pee-shy but, as far as I know, none of his six sons have inherited it from him.
My own feeling is that our problems arise from some "incident" that triggers them off, often in childhood, or from realising that someone we are on contact with has difficulties which we "catch". My advice to fathers with young sons is, as far as possible, to act "normally" when they need to pee. Go with them to the toilet, get them used to using the urinals and, if need be, give them the impression that you are peeing too, even if you can't. You may even find it helpful yourself !