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The Impact of Being Raised by a BPD Parent

The damage of borderline personality disorder on children can begin in the earliest stages of infancy and disrupt the development of secure attachment and engagement. Studies have found that interactions between mothers with BPD and their infant children are characterized by insensitivity, high levels of intrusion, and low levels of positive response to infant distress. […]

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Children of parents with Borderline Personality Disorder

Children of mothers with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) are a disadvantaged group of children that are at risk for future psychopathology.  Crandell et al. (1997) demonstrated that, for these children, attachment status is not completely stable. Some children are able to resolve early traumatic experiences and are able to obtain an ‘earned secure’ attachment status […]

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Honor your father and your mother

Because the command to “honor your father and your mother” is deeply encoded in every child’s psyche, any guilt arising from hostility toward parents compels some children to first conceal, then deny, their shame. This invariably causes the volatile rage to internalize itself inside the child. Then the unavoidable happens, the child begins a life-long, […]

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Borderline mothers and fathers

Borderline mothers and fathers experience emotional extremes, and cannot provide the emotional stability and steady, predictable reasonability that children require. Children of borderline parents grow up in a dysfunctional, emotionally unstable environment where they cannot know from one moment to the next if they will be loved or hated, or for what reasons. These parents […]

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