The Weather House: : Living with a Parent with Borderline Personality Disorder

The Weather House: : Living with a Parent with Borderline Personality Disorder

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This illustrated book for school-aged children provides, throughtouching story, clinically sound and age-appropriate information for children, giving them clear answers to frequently asked questions about the borderline personality disorder of a parent, and suggesting ways to cope with the situations.

Through analogies of weather patterns, the book describes two days in the chaotic life of David and Mary. Psychoeducational comments are provided throughout the book by a “weather wiz” who explains, in a simple manner, to both the characters and readers, the mother’s sometimes strange behaviors that can be challenging to comprehend. The wonderful illustrations help with the understanding, and lighten the story with humor. This book will help teach children to take some distance, to better understand what is happening at home and how not to feel responsible for Their Parents’ stormy times.

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100% of net proceeds from the sale of this book go to the Personality Disorder Awareness Network to support their important work.

Book Info

Publication date: 2014
Pages: 48
Binding: soft cover
Authors: Lisa LaPorte, PhD., psychologist and Ronald Fraser, MD, Psychiatrist

Author Info

Lise Laporte, Ph.D., is a professor and researcher at McGill University and the Montreal Youth Centre. It has to its credit several publications dealing with personality disorders (scientific articles and psychoeducational material).

Ronald Fraser, MD, is a psychiatrist and professor at McGill and Dalhousie Universities. He is also the recipient of several awards.