My daughter Daria is 12 and has bipolar disorder. So do I, by the way. In a lot of ways she's lucky I have it too because I can understand and relate to her. What I am having trouble handling is her outbursts and her ranting and raving like a lunatic. Her father gets mad because he will not tolerate her yelling at me, but it's like she can't help it. She goes on and on about the most asinine things, and I try to get to the bottom of it - to find out what the outburst is really about. Sometimes I can, sometimes I can't. I just don't know what to do when the tears and the yelling start. I am not sure how to get her under control. Any ideas? Thanks!
Mom to Kiddo and Lea Bear