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ERIC Number: EJ919291
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
ISSN: ISSN-1052-2158
Parenting among Mothers with Bipolar Disorder: Children's Perspectives
Venkataraman, Meenakshi
Journal of Family Social Work, v14 n2 p93-108 2011
Four children from three families in which the mother had a bipolar disorder were interviewed to understand their perspectives on their mothers' parenting. Children identified strengths in their mother's parenting, such as helping them with homework and moods and providing for their wants. They also identified challenges, such as mothers sleeping well into the day and displaying anger. Two children were worried over the possibility of having a bipolar disorder themselves. Implications of these findings for social work practice include acknowledging and supporting mothers' strengths in parenting, providing appropriate services to manage mothers' sleep and anger, and psychoeducation for children. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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