Parenting a Child with a Mood Disorder


I thought I would re-post this from last year (August 2016) since it is that time of year again…Back to School!

Ministering to Minds

School is back in session.  Good news, right?

May be not for those who are finding it hard to deal with separation anxiety. And it is not just the toddlers starting school for the first time that are affected by this, but parents too.

Trust me, I know.

But as parents have been anxiously running from store to store checking off everything on their child’s shopping list, making sure they are prepared for school on the first day, clothes and supplies may be the least of your back to school worries.

Pediatric Bipolar Disorder– “a mental condition marked by periods of extreme and impairing changes in mood, energy, thinking, and behavior” (DBSA).

Just as mood disorders are real in adults, children are also faced with behavioral challenges.

Yes, it is quite normal for all children to experience the phase of acting out, being rebellious and testing parental authority. But…

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