Originally Posted by romans_mum
that attitude is exactly why he was scared to tell his mom.
No it isn't. He was scared to tell his mom because it is silly. He peed on the floor because he was afraid of the dark. Who wouldn't be afraid to admit that, much less a 12 year old boy. That is embarassment. Not fear of how mommy will react.
I think I have the right attitude here. I think everybody elses attitude is why a 12 year old boy would choose to pee on his own carpet. Maybe he thinks urine evaporates after it dries. But, eventually he will smell it himself. (well maybe not, my brothers room smelled like a locker, and he didn't notice)
This is a teenager, a junior high student, a boy who will be driving in four years. I think some level of responsibility is called for here. Society will not be kind to him, if this is "aww, poor kid was so afraid of his house that he chose to urinate next to his bed, rather than get up and turn on a light". Not that anybody would ever find out. But, the general attitude that it is OK, is what is going to cause him problems.
There may be more to the story that he hasn't told Mom about. But, if the story really is that he is too afraid to get out of bed, then I think he needs to find a new plan.
I am still holding out for my Sleep walking theory. Or some kind of cruel puberty thing that I don't know about.