Stop Walking on Eggshells for Parents
How to Help Your Child (of Any Age) with Borderline Personality Disorder Without Losing Yourself
by Christine Adamec; Daniel S. Lobel; Randi Kreger
Pub Date 01 Feb 2022 | Archive Date 03 Feb 2022
New Harbinger Publications, Inc., New Harbinger
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.
“Children don’t come with instruction manuals—particularly borderline personality disorder (BPD) children. This book is a comprehensive guide to why your child is so troubled, disrespectful, and prone to rages; how you can strategize to improve these and other typical BPD behaviors (and your own health in the process!); and where to find the resources to assist you. For bewildered and beleaguered parents at their wits’ end, it’s the answer to a prayer!”
—Fran L. Porter, BEd, MA, 2017 Calgary Philanthropic Award winner, and author of When the Ship Has No Stabilizers
“This book is full of useful information for parents and caretakers of children with BPD. It is a great resource for those who need help with the behavior and ever-changing emotions of their child. I highly recommend this book to parents of children at any age to help navigate the uncertain journey with BPD, and help themselves and their child.”
—Donna Toone, administrator of the Facebook group, Support for Parents of Children with BPD; and mom of a child with BPD