I know it’s a weird topic, constipation, but the fact is that constipation is the number one cause of belly pain in children.  Many parents do not realize that their child is constipated.  They see that the child goes and sits on the toilet regularly, even for extended periods.  They ask their child,”Did you poop?” When the child says yes, the day proceeds.  What parents do not realize is that the child could have pooped just a pellet, or really had to strain, or it was difficult. Click the link below to read this month’s column in Tidewater Family to learn more about constipated kids and what you can do to help your child.