I post this because I'm curious about this as a sociological phenomenon, and the effects it could have generally, and specifically on the abdl community, and if it's even real. I could have posted this in IC, or even AB, but I felt it best posted here because of the aforementioned thoughts.
A report and subsequent discussion from sky news (UK) which found school age children not potty trained or at least not fully trained, not including those with physical or mental disabilities.
The one problem I have with this story is their method of determining how many kids are untrained, by using a percentage of head staff who reported having "a child" wearing diapers to school. So they polled 600 staff, 9% of which reported having had a diapered student age 5-7, however the wording indicates past tense, so not currently, much less consistently, but instead over time- without indicating the span of time. So this is a possible minimum of 54 kids, but sounds like 9% of all 5-7 year olds. I'm sure it's actually more than 54, and that the numbers are rising, but it just seems misleading whether intentional or not.
So 9% of head staff report 5-7 y/o age kids had worn diapers to school, and 4% of head staff report 7-11 y/o age kids had worn diapers to school. Better figures would be great.
Now they cite a lack of parenting thanks to professional lifestyles of parents too busy working. Also citing diaper manufacturers making it easy to stay untrained because of Goodnites style products, the sizes, comfort, and designs clearly geared towards older kids.
I would love a psychological study done on this to understand the older children's situation, if this is even a significant phenomenon.
I think there should at the very least be a proper attempt at potty training all children, whatever happens later is another discussion. However I'm curious to hear other's thoughts on the matter.