My 27 year old daughter is bipolar. She has a 2 year old son and they both live with me. I never know what kind of mood she'll be in so I have to tread lightly. My problem is I don't feel I have to walk on eggshells in my own home. She also has little patients with her son. To me ,he's a typical 2 year old but she keeps saying he has ocd and other mental issues. I think she should keep those kind of comments to herself and not say things like that in front of him. When he does something wrong which is often, afterall he is 2, she flies off the handle and screams at the top of her lungs at him. I sware he's going to have hearing problems because of it! I'm tire of her being around all the time and I resent being subjected to her tyrades. I'm at my wits end! She's on meds but says she gets distracted by the baby and forgets. If I ask her if she took them she gets defensive. I don't know how much more I can take. Any advice will be grealy appriated!!!!!


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Chemar
666 days ago
Hi

it sounds like perhaps, in addition to the meds, she should be in therapy to help her cope better. People with bipolar need to be consistent in taking their medications. She also needs anger management counseling, which a therapist should be able to help with as well. A psychologist experienced in working with bipolar patients is what would be best.

I hope she agrees to go, especially for the sake of her child!



bella
665 days ago
Hi - I'm sorry you're dealing with this and seeing your grandson being treated harshly. I agree your daughter should be on regular meds and therapy. She also needs to understand its normal for a 2 yr old not be perfect and she shouldn't be losing her temper with him. Kids aren't born knowing everything and they need stable caregivers to be patient and guide them....not be yelling and calling him names. She could also take parenting classes to learn positive parenting.

Since this is your house, she also needs to respect you and you shouldn't feel like you're walking on eggshells. I hope things get better and let her know this isn't right to be harsh to her son. Best of luck.