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"A valuable, practical resource for parents and caregivers of children, from age five through adulthood, who exhibit signs of, or have been diagnosed with, borderline personality disorder (BPD)."--Booklist
Based on the self-help classic, Stop Walking on Eggshells, this essential guide offers powerful skills and strategies for parenting a child of any age with borderline personality disorder (BPD)--without sacrificing their family or themselves.
If you have a child with BPD, you are all-too-aware of the behavioral and emotional issues that are linked to this disorder--including rages, self-harm, sexual acting out, substance abuse, suicidal behaviors, physical and emotional attacks, and more. Traditional parenting strategies that work on other kids just don't work with a borderline child. But you shouldn't lose hope. The good news is that there are parenting strategies that do work.
With this comprehensive resource, you will learn all about borderline personality disorder, how it shows up in children, adolescents, and your adult children, how to obtain proper treatment, and how to manage your child's condition at home. You'll find proven-effective strategies to help you communicate and improve your relationship with your child of any age, and, as a result, improve your own life as a parent and an individual. You'll also find real stories and advice from parents who have also experienced raising a child with BPD.
Most importantly, you'll learn how to maintain boundaries and validate your child while also meeting your own needs. Whether your child is 5 or 25, this book offers tools to help you and your family thrive.
About the Author
Randi Kreger is author of The Stop Walking on Eggshells Workbook and The Essential Family Guide to Borderline Personality Disorder. Her website, www.stopwalkingoneggshells.com, offers material related to borderline personality disorder (BPD). She also provides a free online family support group, Moving Forward, at www.groups.io/g/movingforward. She gives workshops throughout the US and Japan. Christine Adamec, MBA, is a self-help author whose books include When Your Adult Child Breaks Your Heart and The Grandfamily Guidebook. She has authored and coauthored forty books, and is a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors. Daniel S. Lobel, PhD, practices clinical psychology in Katonah, NY. He is author of two books: When Your Daughter Has BPD and When Your Mother Has Borderline Personality Disorder, and numerous blogs on Psychology Today. He has taught at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, State University of New York, Hofstra School of Law, and lectures with the National Alliance of the Mentally Ill (NAMI). Foreword writer Fran L. Porter, BEd, MA, is author of When the Ship Has No Stabilizers, a memoir about her daughter, who has BPD.