This is a big question in my house right now. I have 2 girls, 16 and 13. The 16 year old knows what is going on, but we haven't told my other daughter yet. My older daughter said today she wished we had told her sooner so she wouldn't have been so freaked out about what was going on when I was depressed, and more prepared to call for help if she saw any signs of mania. My Mom and Aunt had some long talks with her when I got out of hospital this time and now she is reading tons of books on BP...even one called "daughters of madness". However, some of the stuff she reads does freak her out, and so I am worried about telling my younger daughter and having her freak out too. A friend of mine with BP says it is better not to share with teens, because then anytime you have to discipline them, they just say you are acting "crazy" again...it gives them an excuse to ignore you. Has anyone had these conversations or do you even recommend saying anything? Now that I am more stable would it be a mistake to say anything and then have her worrying anytime I got excited about anything? If you have any advice, please share!
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