Thank you for telling your story - I'm sure it will help some parents who are experiencing the kinds of stressors you describe.
I do want to reassure parents of children with bipolar disorder that they can achieve stability. For this condition, medication is an absolute must, because the condition involves problems with brain chemistry and requires (usually) some form of mood stabilizer and antidepressant and, often, at least a brief period on a major tranquilizer/antipsychotic medication.
I am a teacher of young children ( under 7 years of age) with special needs. I am interested in obtaining more information on bi polar disorder in children. Is there any connection to feotal alcohol syndrome?
I want to tell you, you are doing a wonderful job with you son. I know it doesn't seen like you're doing anything, but you are. Trust me. I know how hard it is to handle a child with learning disables plus having Bi-polar. I know because I was just like your son, execpt I am older now. I have bi-polar for all my life plus having to deal with learning disables is pretty hard on both the parents and the child. I know everyone gets very upset after awhile. But the key thing to do is to give him love and all the support he needs . It gets better after ahile. If there is alot of stress in the family he will react on it.
Don't give up All he needs is love from both of his parents.