December 3, 2011 - 10:07am
I am a mom and wife and we have one child who is a 5yr. old beautiful lil man. I am always trying to be the best mom I possibly can I think the worst I do honestly is letting him play too much kid appropriate video games (which I extremely feel guilty about). Nonetheless I know I am a good mom. I don't scream at my son, hit him, or neglect him or anyway make him comprimse his sense of well being but yet every article I have ever read that talks about mothers with BPD all and I mean all give this blanket generic stereotype that a mom with BPD always effects a child negatively !! What an awful thing to do to mothers with BPD .....bad enough we struggling with this disorder but then to be stigmatized by the very community that is suppose to help you (Psychiatry). Its so disappointing it makes me want to start up an advocacy group regarding this issue. One can be a good parent dispite having a mental illness and to stereotype based solely on your diagnosis is beyond unfair and obviously unhelpful.