I strongly, strongly encourage parents of children with IBS to make sure that you talk to every one of their teachers to make sure they are aware of their condition and that refusing to let them use the restroom will not be tolerated.I remember having an "accident" in 6th grade, and I remember the helplessness it caused and the irreversible mental damage it inflicted upon me and continues to inflict on me to this very day (18 now and getting ready to attend surgical technologist school).From my own point of view: do not get angry at your children if they don't want to go to school on a certain day because of the problem. It will make them feel angry with you and will make them feel like you do not care about them and will cause them horrible anxiety, social, and mental problems.How do I know this? Because I have went through the situation myself, and every time my parents got upset with me for wanting to stay home, I started to resent them because they didn't understand what I was going through (they never forced me to go when I didn't want to though, which I am thankful for).When teachers told me I couldn't use the restroom, going to school every day made me extremely anxious and caused many social problems. I was so scared that if I made friends, they would stop being so if they found out I had an episode of IBS in public. As a result, I became extremely introverted and cold, as a defense mechanism.If any of you are more interested in my story and what I recommend, you can feel free to contact me through any of the means available on my profile page.