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Preparing the School for Your Child with Borderline Personality Disorder


Teachers can be great allies in keeping your child with Borderline Personality Disorder safe and successful in school, but you'll need to make sure they have all the knowledge they need to help. Use these suggestions to create a information packet to bring educators up to speed.

Five Things Teachers Need to Know

1. My child is prone to strong emotions and quickly changing moods. The best strategy is to stay calm and not get involved in the drama.

2. My child may tell stories about things that happen in our family that are not true. Please consult me before acting on them.

3. My child can be very manipulative. For your own protection, do not allow yourself to be taken in.

4. My child is loved by his family; the precautions we are taking are to ensure his safety and emotional health, and the family stability required to provide that.

5. Please keep the lines of communication open between our home and the school. My child needs all the adults in her life working together.

Printouts to Share with Teachers

Borderline Personality Disorder
Source: National Association of Special Education Teachers

Borderline Personality Disorder
Source: Foundations of Special Ed

Assumptions Held By BPD Sufferers
Source: BPD Central

Common "Games" Between BPs and Non-BPs
Source: BPD Central

At School/Work - Intense Unstable Interpersonal Relationships and BPD
Source: About.com Borderline Personality Disorder

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