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Hope for Parents

Hope for Parents
Helping Your Borderline Son or Daughter Without Sacrificing Your Family or Yourself

By Kathy Winkler and Randi Kreger

Format: 8 1/2 by 11 booklet, 54 pages
Publisher: Eggshells Press 2000
Item #: HFP

Price: $16.95    

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To write this book, Winkler and Kreger drew on the  experiences of 250 parents to discover their concerns and address them. The  booklet offers suggestions for parents of both minor children and those over  18. The contents include finding treatment, working with care providers,  countering false accusations of abuse, handling crises, fostering independence,  handling finances, protecting siblings, and maintaining hope.


Table of Contents (tentative)

Section 1: Love, Borderline Style: Kay And Doug's Story

Section 2: Recognizing BPD Traits in Your Child

The DSM-IV Definition

The Gunderson Child DIB-R

Support Group Parents' Experiences

Section 3: Letting Go of the Guilt: What Causes BPD?

Section 4: The Impact of BPD Behavior On You

Section 5: How to Raise a Borderline Child

Principle 1: Employ the Power of Validation

Principle 2. Use Communication Tools that Ease Tension

Principle 3: See Unconscious "Manipulation" for What it Really Is: Dependency

Principle 4: Recognize The Link Between Unconscious "Manipulation" And Self-Esteem

Principle 5: Recognize The Link Between Unconscious "Manipulation" And Loss of Reality

Principle 6. Set Reasonable, Important Limits You Can Consistently Observe

Principle 7. Stop Trying to Control Your Child With Using Methods That Don't Work

Principal 8: Start Using Methods that Do Work When Your Child Does Not Observe


Parenting Tips That Dr. Spock Forgot (from the LAPB Support Group)

Section 5: Nurturing and Protecting Siblings

Section 6: Nurturing and Protecting Yourself

Section 7: Obtaining Satisfactory Outpatient Treatment

Getting a diagnosis

Selecting a type of therapy

What to expect from therapy

Understanding the role of medications

Section 8: Evaluating and Monitoring Hospitals And Residential Treatment Centers

How to tell when outside care is necessary

Hospitalization: keeping everyone safe during a crisis

Residential treatment: caring enough to say "enough"

Foster care: another alternative when families get "stuck"

Section 9: Putting Pressure On The School System

Section 10: Cutting Through the Red Tape: Getting The Most Out Of Health Insurance & Government Programs

Section 11: Helping Your Adult Child Survive Outside The Family

Your child's employment

Estate planning

Letting go and avoiding codependence

Cementing relationships with grandchildren

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