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Materials For Parents of Offspring with BPD

Aguirre, B. A., Borderline Personality Disorder in Adolescents: A Complete Guide to Understanding and Coping When Your Adolescent Has Borderline Personality Disorder  (Beverly, MA: Fair Winds Press, 2007).  An absolute must for people with a borderline adolescent from a physician at the top of his field.
ISBN-10: 1592332870 ISBN-13: 978-1592332878

Rubin, C., Don’t Let Your Kids Kill You: A Guide for Parents of Drug and Alcohol Addicted Children, 3rd ed.  (Petaluma, CA: NewCentury Publishers, 2007).  
ISBN-10: 0967979056 ISBN-13: 978-0967979052

Winkler, K., and R. Kreger, Hope for Parents: Helping Your Borderline Son or Daughter Without Sacrificing Your Family or Yourself  (Milwaukee, WI: Eggshells Press, 2000).  

Harvey, P, and Penzo J, Parenting a Child with Intense Emotions: Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills to Help Your Child Regulate Emotional Outbursts and Aggressive Behaviors  (Oakland, CA: New Harbinger, 2009).  Great book for parents with minor children with borderline-like traits.
ISBN-10: 1572246499 ISBN-13: 978-1572246492

Greene, R. W., The Explosive Child: A New Approach for Understanding and Parenting Easily Frustrated, Chronically Inflexible Children, revised and updated  (New York: Harper, 2005).  
ISBN-10: 0061906190 ISBN-13: 978-0061906190

Hall, K. and Cook, M., The Power of Validation: Arming Your Child Against Bullying, Peer Pressure, Addiction, Self-Harm, and Out-of-Control Emotions  (Oakland, CA: New Harbinger, 2011).  
ISBN-10: 1608820335 ISBN-13: 978-1608820337

McVey-Noble, M. E., S. Khemlani-Patel, and F. Neziroglu, When Your Child Is Cutting: A Parent’s Guide to Helping Children Overcome Self-Injury  (Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications, 2006).  
ISBN-10: 1572244372 ISBN-13: 978-1572244375

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