Attention: Parents and Other Supporters of Children Under the Age of 18 Living With Bipolar Disorder …

"Finally! Proven Strategies and Real-Life Tactics to Help Your Child Or Teen Under 18 Cope with Bipolar Disorder"

If you’re tired, frustrated, angry and confused about how to help your child or teen cope with bipolar disorder, good news …

Bipolar Disorder Does Not Have to Be a Life Sentence. Your Child or Teen CAN Still Be a Happy, Successful and Productive Member of Society

FR: David Oliver

RE: Helping your child or teen cope with bipolar disorder

Dear Fellow Bipolar Supporter,

If you’re supporting a child with bipolar disorder, this will be the most important website you’ve ever found.

Because I’m going to reveal exactly how you can get a full arsenal of proven coping strategies and techniques to help your child successfully live with bipolar.

This is information your doctors can’t (or won’t) give you. Information you won’t find at the library or bookstore. And information that you desperately need if you want your child to truly have a shot at doing all the things “normal” kids expect to do, like:

  • Making and keeping friends
  • Being able to participate in sports and other extracurricular activities
  • Getting along well with siblings and the rest of your family
  • Completing homework assignments correctly and on time
  • Studying for and taking tests
  • Getting good grades in school
  • Being able to set and achieve goals
  • Graduating from high school … and even going on to attend college or a trade school
  • Landing a good job with benefits and a decent salary
  • Dating responsibly
  • Falling in love
  • Being able to manage money and pay bills on time
  • Buying a house
  • Having a family

I know you want your child to achieve those dreams. But right now, they seem out of reach, don’t they?

Believe me, I know. Because two years ago, I was standing in your shoes.

I was typing the phrase “bipolar disorder” into every search engine on the Internet just hoping to find a magic solution that would end my nightmare.

I read through website after website trying to track down answers. I searched for reasons, guidance, even just someone to talk to. All I found was the same old rehashed information on bipolar disorder … nothing useful. And certainly nothing that told me how to help a child cope with bipolar.

It was incredibly frustrating. I was literally at the end of my rope … because every day seemed like one long, never-ending bad dream that I couldn't wake up from.

You see, my mother, who has had bipolar since she was born, was in the middle of a major bipolar episode … probably the worst she had ever experienced. And I had stepped in to be her primary supporter. All of the days of abuse, yelling, and screaming had taken their toll on me (the same feeling you’ve probably had with taking care of your child).

The Internet was just the start for me. I devoured everything I could find at the library, including boring, technical medical journals and dozens of books. I tracked down every bipolar expert I could find, in all disciplines … from physician, to therapist, to pharmacist and beyond. And during my 8-month journey, I went from knowing nothing about her disorder and having NO idea how to help her … to becoming an expert who has been able to help her stay stable.

And after my months of research … I can tell you one thing for sure: if you’re supporting a child with bipolar, you have a better chance of winning one of those multi-state lotteries than of finding the information you need to help your child cope with bipolar.

Because nearly all of the limited information that is available is geared toward adults with bipolar. And most of that info is produced by doctors and professors who have a clinical relationship with bipolar disorder – not by people who are living with the disorder day in and day out.

But you don’t need cold, clinical theories from physicians who spent a few hours a day tending children with bipolar. You need coping strategies that work … from people who walked in your shoes day in, day out.

Here’s the second thing I can tell you for sure: if you don’t get your hands on proven coping strategies – and soon – your child may end up without an education … unable to hold down a job … homeless … addicted to drugs … sexually promiscuous … even suicidal.

Want proof? Let me tell you how my family has been affected by my mom’s bipolar … and her parents’ inability and/or unwillingness to help her find ways to cope with the illness.

Years Of Ignoring My Mother’s Illness

During most of my life, my family didn't talk about my mother's illness. We didn't plan what to do if she went into another episode. We didn't talk to her doctor. We didn't educate ourselves about the illness. We simply pretended it didn't exist.

In fact, no one in my house, not even me, used the word “bipolar” for the last 28 years.

When my mom went into an episode, we just sat back and hoped that she'd either get over it on her own or that her doctor would make it all better.

It Started Late One Spring

Near the end of spring two years ago, I started to notice that my mom was acting different. I could see changes in her, but I didn't say anything about it because we didn't talk about my mom's illness. Slowly, those changes became more obvious.

In November, my mom was really bad. She was yelling, screaming, and getting incredibly mad at everyone who came near her. After a little investigating, I found out that she was also missing days of work.

Even without talking about it, I knew that she was sick again. She was in a major “episode,” and it was getting worse, not better.

The Mother of All Episodes

My mother has had four major episodes. Those are the kind of episodes where she has to be hospitalized for more than 10 days. Based on my calculations, that was one major episode every 7 years or so.

This time wasn't like those episodes; it was much worse.

My mother had turned into a completely different person. She wouldn't eat or sleep. She only yelled, screamed, and said extremely hurtful things to my father and me. Since my brother doesn't like to deal with the problem, he never made himself available, if you know what I mean.

For about a month, my mom was on this rampage. She missed many days of work and finally stopped going altogether. Even then, she would call her job at least 6 to 8 times a day. She would also call family members and friends just to say mean things to them. I can't tell you how many people she alienated in just that short period of time.

The Lies Started

If that wasn't bad enough, my mom then started to make things up. She would tell people that I said this or that my dad had said that when in reality, we hadn't said anything of the sort. She'd tell me that other people had told her things which I found out was completely not true. It was so bad that we couldn't tell when she was telling the truth or telling a lie.

I Got Fed Up

One day after she screamed at me for about an hour, I started to get really mad (but not at her, though).

I was mad that I didn't know what was wrong with her.

I was mad that it didn't seem like anything could help her.

I was mad that no one in my family was doing anything except pretending the problem would fix itself.

And I was mad that I didn't have any information – I didn't even know the correct name for what she had. My family had always just called it “manic depression,” even though that term hadn't been used in years.

I Decided It Was Time For My Mother to Go The Hospital

I finally decided that she needed to go to the hospital. Of course, she refused. She screamed that she was fine. She told me that I needed to go to the hospital, not her. She insisted that all of her “supporters” said she would get better at home. She called me a “terrible son” and demanded that I “get out” of her life “forever.”

And that was just the beginning. She continued to swear at me and to throw everything she could get her hands on at me. She repeatedly demanded that I leave the house and leave her alone because she never wanted to see me again.

For the next four weeks, my mom continued to stay in the house instead of going to the hospital. Initially, I thought about following my brother's lead and pretending that there was no problem. I could just close my eyes, cross my fingers, and hope that everything would work itself out.

But I couldn't do that. You see, my dad has quite a few health problems, including congestive heart failure, diabetes, high blood pressure, etc. I was worried that my mom's screaming would cause him to eventually have a heart attack.

To protect my dad's health, I spoke to my mom every morning so that she could scream and yell at me for at least an hour. EVERY DAY for 4 straight weeks she screamed at me every morning and again when I called her at night. For about two hours a day, I let her scream at me so I could divert at least some of her anger away from my dad.

The Doctor Didn’t Have a Clue

After searching for awhile, I was able to find the name of my mom's doctor. We'd never talked to him or about him, so we'd also never learned his name or his number (which was one of my family's big mistakes).

When I did talk to the doctor, he didn't have a clue. He didn't know that my mom was “that bad.” He said that he was trying to regulate her medicine, and I asked, “How are you going to know when her medicine was right?”

Do you know what he said? He said, “I'll ask her.”

Can you imagine asking a mentally ill person to determine whether or not their medication is effective? He was a moron!

I asked him many other questions, too, but he didn't have any answers. He couldn't give me one single answer!

He made me so angry that I finally said, “Let's start over again and let me ask you some warm-up questions like “What's your name?” and “What state do you live in?'”

Of course, that made him mad. It also made me realize that he was part of the problem, not part of the solution.

I Went to the Library

Since her doctor didn't know anything, I decided to visit a large library in my area to find some answers. When I went in, I felt nervous about asking the reference librarian for help finding information on “manic depression.” I was convinced she was going to run from me or give me some weird look because I truly thought that people frowned on any discussion of mental illness.

Thankfully, I was wrong. Everyone in the library was very helpful. That wasn't the problem.

The problem was that there weren't very many books on manic depression or bipolar disorder. There were zillions of books on losing weight, gardening, cooking, and living with other health problems … but there were no books on how to cope with someone who has bipolar disorder.

The books I did find I spent most of the time talking about why people have bipolar disorder, but they never talked about the kinds of issues I was facing with my mom … such as how to get someone into treatment, how to get them out of debt, how to prevent them from losing their job, etc.

Plus, most of the books about bipolar disorder were too technical to be easily understood or were written by people with bipolar for people with bipolar. Neither type of book was helpful to me, so there was a huge gap in the knowledge base.

That's why I started finding other sources of information. I read articles, college textbooks, and similar materials. Plus, I started finding support groups.

After about 20 days of MASSIVE research, I finally could say that I had a handle on the situation and could identify most of the mistakes my family had made during the last 30 years.

However, I didn't stop there. Over the next few months, I started interviewing doctors, therapists, hospital workers, social workers, and bipolar individuals. I attended support groups and started compiling information, making notes, and creating checklists. As I was doing all of this, my main goal was to NEVER repeat what was happening to my mom.

I Decided To Learn Everything There Was To Know

After that, I took off 6 months from work in order to drive all over my state on a quest to learn everything that I could about bipolar disorder. I attended support groups and interviewed people. I spent and lost an incredible amount of money because I had to pay most of these people to talk to me … and because I wasn't able to take care of my own business.

Surprisingly, I ran into MANY parents supporting not only adults with bipolar … but also children at the same time. I learned many techniques I knew I wouldn’t need for my mom. But I took extensive notes anyway and filed them away.

All of my research was well worth it. Here's how it’s helped my mom:

Mom Before I did my research
  • Bad doctor
  • No therapist
  • Medicine not working
  • Didn't admit she had a disorder
  • Massive debt
  • Threatening debt collectors
  • Lost 15 jobs in 10 years
  • No plan if she gets sick
  • Little cooperation
Mom Today after a lot of research
  • Great doctor
  • Great therapist
  • Medicine working
  • Admits she has the disorder
  • Debt under control
  • NO debt collection calls
  • Great job that's flexible and stress free
  • Detailed plan if she gets sick again
  • Full cooperation

The difference this information has made in my life and in my family's life has been amazing. Helping my mom is so much easier these days. I only wish I had found all of this out years ago.

Although my story has a positive ending, I met many people, particularly parents, during my research whose stories were not ending well. So many of them were desperate to find some answers that would help their child, but no one knew what to tell them because very few people had ever actually taken the time to do research on bipolar disorder in children.

Which of These Questions Are You Desperate to Answer?

They were struggling to answer questions like:

  • “What is bipolar disorder exactly … and did I do something that caused this?”
  • “Why has it been so hard to get an accurate diagnosis?”
  • “What can I do as a parent to help my child beat this disorder?”
  • “How do I find a good doctor?”
  • “What are the options for treating my child’s bipolar disorder?”
  • “Does my child really need to be medicated for bipolar?”
  • “Our medical bills are skyrocketing – how will we ever be able to manage these costs?”
  • “What are the signs that my child is going to have an bipolar episode soon … and is there anything I can do to head it off?”
  • “What special challenges am I going to face while raising a child with bipolar?”
  • “How can I ensure my child gets a good education … and is public school the right choice?”
  • “How do I know if my child really belongs in a residential treatment program?”
  • “How on earth am I going to explain this diagnosis to my child?”
  • “Who will take care of my child after I die?”
  • “How can I help my child make friends?”
  • “What can I do to handle the stress of being a supporter?”
  • “Is there anything I can do now to ensure my child can be independent at age 18?”

I know how much pain can result from not having answers or solutions … and how much damage bipolar disorder could do to an adult who never had the right information before. I realized that almost everything that had happened to my mom could have been prevented if her parents had known more about her disorder and about how to help her.

So I made myself a second goal: to become an expert on childhood bipolar disorder. With the information I learned, I would be able to help other families prevent their children from facing the tremendous obstacles my mother has had to overcome and they could ensure that their kids had the best start in life possible.

How My Pain Will Be Your Gain

Even after those six months were over, I kept going to support groups and talking to people who had bipolar disorder. When they heard that I had done all of this research and that I was helping my mom, they started asking for my help, too. So I did. Some of them even suggested that I write a book because they knew, like I did, that there simply wasn't enough good information out there.

One of my friends finally said, “Dave, don't you think it's your duty to share what you know with other people so they don't have to suffer like you did?”

That made me think. The truth is I would have done ANYTHING to get all of the information I now have when I was first dealing with my mom's episode. If I could have had everything in some type of course or book or audio tape, then things would have been so much easier for me, my dad … even my mom.

That's why I put together my original Bipolar Supporter’s Course, which was filled with all of the tips, tricks, and secrets that people, just like you, were able to use to support their childs who were battling bipolar disorder.

A lot of people got that course, and they LOVED it, but some of them also wanted more. Some of these people had children and teenagers who had bipolar disorder, and they needed additional help and other types of strategies because the disorder is different in young people than in adults. For that reason, I put together a focus group to discuss exactly what information people needed to know in order to help their children and their families deal with bipolar disorder.

Introducing The Bipolar Supporter’s Course - Children and Teenager Edition

As a result of that focus group, I put together The Bipolar Supporter's Course — Children and Teenager Edition. To gather all of the information I needed for this course, I interviewed a TON of people who had successfully supported children who had bipolar disorder. These were people who had lived through the nightmare, but who had survived. These were people who weren't going to tell me a bunch of theories about how to support children who have bipolar; these were people who had learned what techniques work – and don't work – through a difficult trial and error process.

As I was compiling the information for The Bipolar Supporter's Course — Children and Teenager Edition, I realized that the same information may not be right for everyone and since I want to help as many people as possible, I created three versions of the The Bipolar Supporter's Course — Children and Teenager Edition. That way you can pick the one that best suits your family’s needs and budget.

Choose the Course that Best Fits Your Needs

Let’s take a look at the three different courses you can choose from.

Package #1: The Basic Bipolar Supporter’s Course — Children and Teenager Edition

The Basic Edition consists of the The Bipolar Supporter's Manual—Children and Teenager Edition. This 177-page resource is bursting with tips, smart strategies and the answers you’ve been seeking. You’ll discover:

  • Four surprising reasons that fantastic parents may have a hard time seeking the medical care for their child after a bipolar diagnosis … and the best way to ensure that you don’t fall prey to these same problems (page 5)
  • The “1-3 Law” … and how to use it to deflect criticism from friends, relatives and acquaintances who don’t support that work you’re doing to help your child (page 143)
  • The 6 most important types of professionals you should have on your treatment team … and why you will need these pros as much as, if not more than, your child (page 35)
  • Shocking, but true: some physicians will never, ever give a child a diagnosis of bipolar disorder … even when the patient is a textbook example. Discover why your physician may be butting heads with you.  (page 12)
  • Although having bipolar is not something that your child can control, there are things you can do together to control how the disease affects your child. Discover ways you can prevent or minimize the development of new episodes (page 15)
  • Four important things you must do to prepare your child for adulthood and independence … and tips for getting through the ultra-challenging years when your child is age 17 to 19  (page 153)
  • Bipolar disorder can be an expensive illness to manage ... but trying to cut expenses is actually a dangerous mistake. Here’s why you should be eager to spend more on your child’s treatment (Hint: if you understand a basic rule of economics, you already know why)
      (page 41)
  • 45 common symptoms of bipolar disorder … and how to tell what’s normal vs. when your child needs immediate medical attention  (page 20)
  • How to prepare for your child’s first appointment with a physician so that you can do your part as a parent in getting an accurate diagnosis for your child (page 21)
  • Tips to help your child understand what bipolar disorder is … that the illness can only be controlled, never be cured … and why it’s critical to stay on medication and follow the physician-prescribed treatment plan (page 22)
  • If you’ve been supporting a child with bipolar disorder for any length of time, your other children have probably accused you of “playing favorites.” Here’s how to minimize sibling rivalry and the disruption that bipolar disorder has on their lives  (page 133)
  • 9 things you can do to help your child cope with the often-overwhelming emotions that are triggered by a bipolar diagnosis  (page 24)
  • The 3 distinct types of bipolar disorder and what signs to look for when determining which type your child may have (page 10)
  • The 9 most common disorders that can co-exist with bipolar disorder … and why it’s important to know exactly what disorder(s) your child has (page 26)
  • Your 3 main responsibilities as a parent when it comes to your child’s bipolar treatment plan  (page 44)
  • Parents today are often criticized as being too lenient with their children. Here’s why you need to be as strict as DRACONIAN LIKE ORDER/MILITARY STRICTNESS when administering your child’s treatment plan (page 46)
  • Many famous and successful people have suffered bipolar disorder. Meet several of the best role models you can introduce to your child  (page 30)
  • How to handle ignorant friends, relatives and even strangers who belittle your decision to treat your child’s disorder (It’s stunning to realize how many people still think that mental illness is something that people choose to have)  (page 30)
  • Why your family’s attitude toward mental illness and its treatment is critical to your child’s success at controlling bipolar … and how to ensure you create the most supportive environment possible  (page 31)
  • A lot of parents are confused by the mood swings that characterize bipolar disorder, because everyone has mood swings. Here’s the distinct difference between the mood swings you may have … and the ones that plague your child  (page 13)
  • Why relinquishing control of your child’s treatment completely to the professionals is a horrible mistake – one that could cost your child his/her life. (All medical professionals are not knowledgeable, trustworthy and reliable. Discover how to protect your family from the incompetent “professionals”)  (page 35)
  • Children with bipolar often struggle with feelings of guilt, low self-esteem and/or anger at themselves because of the things they do during their bipolar “episodes”. Discover the best way to help your child accept and move past those negative feelings  (page 47)
  • What causes bipolar disorder… and the truth about whether you gave it to your child  (page 12)
  • The 12 telltale signs that your medical professionals are delivering the very best care you’re entitled to receive  (page 39)
  • The difference between manic, depressive and mixed episodes … and how to tell when your child is heading into a rough patch (page 14)
  • Selecting the wrong therapist for your child can cause more harm than good … in part because children with bipolar disorder are very easy to take advantage of. Discover the 5 steps you must take to protect your child from dangerous therapists (page 40)
  • The 7 danger signs that your child is suffering from a potentially life-threatening side effect or drug interaction (page 56)
  • How you and your family may react to the bipolar diagnosis … and how to handle these reactions so that you can still support your child to the best of your ability (page 29)
  • How long you need to wait before you can tell whether a treatment plan is working … and how to ensure that your evaluation of the plan is as objective and accurate as possible (if it’s not, your child’s health will be compromised)
  • The 4-step H.A.L.T. system to maintaining long-term stability in children with bipolar disorder … and how to use it to prevent bipolar episodes in your child (page 82)
  • How long you need to wait before you can tell whether a treatment plan is working … and how to ensure that your evaluation of the plan is as objective and accurate as possible (if it’s not, your child’s health will be compromised) (page 45)
  • Bad news can stress your child out, which in turn can lead to a bipolar episode. Learn three simple, but highly effective ways to protect your child from bad news and stressful events (page 84)
  • How the role your child plays in the treatment plan should be adjusted by age (remember, your child will eventually be living on his/her own – and it’s up to you to ensure your child has the coping skills needed to successfully manage the bipolar disorder) (page 46)
  • The Stockdale Paradox … and how you can use it to develop the most comprehensive and effective treatment plan for your child’s bipolar disorder (page 69)
  • The 7 most important reasons you should plan to stay involved with your child’s management of bipolar … even after your son or daughter is a legal adult (page 138)

I’ve heard enough … send my course

  • The #1 most important question that you must answer when the bipolar diagnosis is delivered … because your child will probably never have the courage to ask it (page 22)
  • The six components of comprehensive bipolar disorder treatment plans … and which elements must be present for the treatment to work. (page 44)
  • Why you must be prepared for your child to fight the bipolar diagnosis … and how to handle the strenuous objections to medication, therapy appointments and other treatment options (page 29)
  • The 11 minor side affects your child may experience from bipolar medication … and easy ways to manage them (page 55)
  • Two easy ways to capture the information your child’s medical team needs to develop and maintain an effective treatment plan (the more information you provide, the faster you’ll be able to get your child’s bipolar under control) (page 113)
  • Why many doctors diagnosed children with both bipolar disorder and schizophrenia … and why this double-diagnosis is now considered to be impossible (page 25)
  • An easy way to train your child to accept responsibility for taking medication on schedule (page 58)
  • The costs of treating bipolar disorder add up quickly … especially if your insurance benefits run out or you don’t have health insurance at all. Discover 3 things you can to maximize the health insurance coverage you receive (TIP: one technique may even bar your insurance company from capping your benefits – meaning your child can get unlimited coverage for bipolar disorder treatments) (page 62)
  • Why popping pills is not the only – or even the best – treatment option for bipolar disorder. (If fact, if your doctor tells you medication is all your child needs, you should start shopping for a new physician immediately) (page 39)
  • Although bipolar disorder is what causes your child to behave in hurtful, destructive ways … your child must learn to accept responsibility for what he/she does during bipolar episodes. Discover how other parents of kids with bipolar have done it. (If you fail to teach this critical lesson, you’re setting your child up for failure in all relationships … with employers, friends, spouses, teachers, neighbors, classmates, coworkers and so on) (page 83)
  • Children often suffer bipolar episodes – even while they’re on medication for the illness. Discover the only two reasons this happens … and exactly what to do to nip the next episode in the bud (page 15)
  • The 9 most common worst-case scenarios you should plan for (even if you think “it will never happen to us”) … and the single most important thing you should do TODAY to plan for these devastating situations (page 69)
  • Planning can literally prevent future bipolar episodes. Discover the nifty biological trick you can use to extend episode-free periods of peace in your child’s life (page 69)
  • Why the WRAP approach to treatment planning is one of the best methods to use with children dealing with bipolar disorder … and the 5 main sections your WRAP should contain. Using this approach naturally increases your child’s participation in and ownership of the treatment plan … which means you have to nag and worry less! (page 70)
  • Three things you should get in place today to ensure that you can still legally help your child past the age of 18. If you put off taking these necessary steps and your adult child has an episode or is otherwise unable to properly care for him/herself, your hands will be tied … you’ll have to watch helplessly on the sidelines as your child self-destructs. You CANNOT afford to delay on the 3 simple steps (page 71)
  • • Many children with bipolar disorder are mistakenly diagnosed as having ADHD, depression … and even just bad behavior. Here are the 3 main reasons why physicians struggle to diagnosis bipolar disorder (page 18)
  • The 7 most serious mistakes that parents make when dealing with their child’s manic episodes (make even one of these errors … and your child could end up flat-broke, in jail, injured … or even dead) (page 80)
  • The 6 biggest benefits you’ll receive by participating in a support group (Surprise: learning effective strategies for coping with bipolar disorder is NOT one of them) (page 48)
  • Your dream is to have your child become a stable, independent, productive member of society. Discover 20 signs that you might be subconsciously preventing this from happening (surprisingly, it happens often with parents of children with bipolar) (page 146)
  • One of your greatest hopes as a parent is that your child can someday experience the amazing joy of having his/her own baby … but there are very real risks that must be considered. Discover what they are, so that you can help your child work through that decision-making process if your opinion is requested (page 135)
  • The 3 best ways to gain access to quality medical care if you do not have health insurance (with each visit to a physician or therapist costing about $100, you don’t want to wait to discover these proven methods) (page 63)
  • Simple psychological tricks you can use to motivate and persuade an uncooperative child to do things like take medication or attend therapy appointments (these completely ethical techniques are unmatched when it comes to getting children with Bipolar to take responsibility for helping themselves) (page 87)
  • Why second opinions are a critical necessity – not a optional luxury – when dealing with bipolar disorder in children (page 18)
  • The 10 red flags that signal your child is likely to make a suicide attempt … and 5 steps you can take today to prevent future attempts (page 89)
  • No parent wants to hospitalize their child. But sometimes you MUST, because if you don’t, your child’s life (even your life) could be endangered. Here’s how to tell when hospitalization is warranted … and what to do if your child won’t agree to it (page 49)
  • Why you might want to call the police today about your bipolar child (tragically, some parents have learned that a simple, seemingly unnecessary phone call can make the difference between life and death for an individual with bipolar disorder) (page 95)
  • The 2 main laws with which you should become intimately familiar – doing so will help you guarantee that your child gets the highest quality education that your school district is legally obligated to provide (page 99)
  • Is your child in the middle of a depressive episode? Try one of these 15 proven recovery techniques to get them on the road to recovery (page 81)
  • Many schools do not have a nurse on staff anymore … which means school secretaries may be in charge of ensuring your child takes medication on school days. Learn how to work with your child’s physician and the school to guarantee your child cared for properly … while minimizing the risk of a medication mishap (page 59)
  • The 6 required components of an Individual Education Program … and how to ensure that your child get necessary support without being stigmatized for having bipolar disorder (page 101)
  • Four excellent ways to find the best medical professionals to treat your child’s bipolar disorder … and two ways you should avoid at all costs (you’ll even discover the unorthodox method that gets highly qualified, “best of the best” physicians battling it out to be your doctor of choice) (page 38)
  • Sadly, some parents of children with bipolar disorder eventually must make the heart-wrenching decision to place their son or daughter in a residential treatment program. Here are 10 telltale signs that this option may be the best choice for your child (page 107)
  • 11 things you should look for when evaluating residential treatment programs (children with bipolar disorder typically stay at such facilities for 90 days to a full year, so it’s important to choose carefully) (page 109)
  • The magic mantra to repeat when your child is hurling insults and otherwise engaging in hurtful behavior toward you. Seriously, once you accept this lesson at your core, you’ll have unlimited patience and react only with love toward everything your child does (page 76)
  • As an adult, a major manic or depressive episode could force your child to move from the corner office to the unemployment lines. Here’s how to help your child protect a job and career … as well as prepare for the possibility of a job loss (page 124)

I need this information – rush my course to me!

  • Struggling to make ends meet with the never-ending costs of treating your child’s bipolar disorder? There’s a special source of funding available for families just like yours – learn how to determine if you’re qualified to receive supplementary income (page 125)
  • Financial ruin is a common problem experienced by teens and adults with bipolar disorder … because during manic episodes, their ability to monitor and evaluate purchases is eliminated. Discover the 9 most important things you can do to prevent your child from draining checking and savings accounts … and then running up thousands of dollars of high-interest credit card debt (page 90)
  • Common parenting advice says to join social groups or get involved with extracurricular activities. But for children with bipolar disorder, these techniques will backfire. Discover the truth about how to strengthen your child’s relationship-building skills … and to head off potential problems with the friends your child does make (page 131)
  • Some schools are ill-equipped to make enough accommodations to fully help children with bipolar disorder. If that’s true with your school, here are 4 good options to consider for educating your child (page 103)
  • Grieving a “normal” life is normal for parents, as well as children with bipolar. Discover the 5 stages of acceptance, so that you can help your family cope with their feelings more effectively (page 23)
  • 27 proven techniques for reducing stress and eliminating other common triggers that spark bipolar episodes (page 116-121)
  • Divorce rates for couples dealing with bipolar disorder are 3 times higher than in the general population. Discover what you can do as a parent to help your child beat the odds as an adult and having a long-lasting, happy marriage (page 134)
  • About 40% of all children and adolescents with bipolar disorder will attempt suicide at least once. Discover the 3 periods when your child is at greatest risk … and the 3 biggest myths about teen and child suicide that blind parents to the very real danger their children are in (page 88)
  • Feeling stressed because of the significant demands of supporting a child with bipolar? Discover the 9 most effective things you can do – starting today – to make your list of responsibilities manageable (page 141)
  • 15 questions you can ask to accurately evaluate whether your child’s physician, therapist, and/or psychiatrist is good enough to treat your child. (Beware the professional who avoids these questions or discourages you from asking them – it’s usually a sign of incompetence, while the best medical professionals wish more patients would ask these tough questions) (page 37)
  • The 9 things you must be prepared to bring (and how to present them) when you meet with your school’s Special Education Committee. You must be prepared to stand up for your child’s rights … and this checklist ensures that you’ll be fully ready (page 100)
  • The surprising and highly effective way to financially support a child (and other individuals) with bipolar disorder – the best part is that you can also get a highly flexible schedule, so you’re free to take off from work when needed to help your child (page 127)
  • One of the most important things you can do when supporting a child with bipolar disorder is helping others understand what the disease is and how it affects your child. Discover the 4 key things to include in your explanation to maximize the support and understanding your child receives (page 140)

Resource #1 – Things to Think About When Supporting a Child With Bipolar Disorder (Audio Module)

As a parent, you already know that there are lots of things you need to watch out for when it comes to your children. But when your child has bipolar disorder, there’s even more potential for problems.

In this tape, you’ll hear a detailed discussion of the many things that you need to watch for with your children when they have bipolar disorder. These are things that 99.9% of supporters have to learn the hard way. Don't be one of them!

Here are just a FEW of the many ideas you will learn in this module:

  • The worst thing to do with a child who has bipolar disorder
  • Why most people never get a handle on the disorder
  • The shocking thing that children with bipolar do that everybody talks about
  • A little mistake that can make a child with bipolar have a much more difficult time getting well
  • How to go from everything being calm to having your loved one have a complete breakdown
  • What doctors and therapists forget to tell people who are supporting children about the true costs of the illness

and much, MUCH more

Resource #2 – Bipolar & Money (Audio Module)

In this audio module, you'll find out all of the important information listed below and much, much more:

  • How to save money if you are dealing with bipolar (if you don’t learn this, you’ll go broke for sure)
  • Tips, tricks and secrets to money management when you have a child with bipolar disorder
  • How David Oliver, creator of The Bipolar Supporter's Course — Children and Teenager Edition, lost over $180,000 WITHOUT even knowing it (imagine that) and you can too
  • Things you have to watch out for so you don’t have your finances destroyed
  • How people who are financially secure get their finances destroyed by supporting children who have bipolar disorder (and it’s not from hospital or doctor bills)
  • How to setup special systems to help you make and save money with bipolar disorder

and a whole lot more you will NEVER find in any other source

Resource #3 – Bipolar Supporters Answers to Frequently Asked Questions (Audio Module)

On this audio module, you’ll meet a woman who is an expert supporter of children with bipolar disorder. Discover answers to your top questions about how to best support a child with bipolar disorder. (This tape is a great reinforcement for the rest of the course.)

Resource #4 – Solutions to Common Support Problems (Audio Module)

The benefits of this audio module can be summed up in one sentence: it provides a solution to virtually any problem you could possibly encounter while supporting a child who has bipolar disorder.

This information is based on the hundreds of phone calls, emails, and letters that have been received from people just like you who are trying to do the best they can for their loved ones.

Package #2: The Masters Bipolar Supporter’s Course — Children and Teenager Edition

If you, like most supporters of children with bipolar disorder, want as much information as possible about your child’s illness, the master’s version of The Bipolar Supporter's Course — Children and Teenager Edition is the smartest investment.

You get everything that’s contained in the basic version, plus 19 additional resources.

One of the best things about the Master's Course is that you will receive information and interviews from people who have gone through what you are going through now. They know what you're up against AND they know how to beat the odds.

You won't find a bunch of untried theories and suggestions in these materials. Instead, you're going to receive proven effective strategies that will help to help your child.

Here's a list of all of the other elements that make up this comprehensive course:

Master Resource #1 – Supporter Success Interview #1

During this interview, you’ll hear how one woman fought against all odds to successfully support her child who has bipolar disorder. Her story is an incredible testament to what parents will and do go through to help their child, plus it will provide all of the information below and more:

  • Effective steps and tips you can use to make things better for your child
  • How to support a child if you don't have a lot of money
  • How to support a child if you are a single mother
  • Strategies single parents use to control their children – these work great for ALL parents
  • The #1 thing you should NEVER do when a child has bipolar disorder
  • The shocking truth about school systems and children who have bipolar disorder

And, much, more!

Master Resource #2 – Supporter Success Interview #2

In this interview, you'll meet a single mother of two children. One of those children has bipolar disorder. She explains in GREAT detail how she handles all of the daily activities associated with raising a child, including how to get a child with bipolar disorder to cooperate, go to school, and play with other children.

She'll also reveal an incredible strategy that will get your child's school system to become an ally, instead of an enemy, in your fight against bipolar disorder. The best thing about all of the advice she provides is that the techniques and strategies are all FREE!

Master Resource #3 – Inspirational Success Interview

On this tape, you're going to hear the inspirational story of one woman who supported not one, not two, but three bipolar loved ones. You'll find out how she manages to help her son and her mother to cope with their illness and how she overcame the suicide of her husband. If you ever thought, “Wow, I have it bad!” then this woman's story will put things in perspective for you. Plus, she'll give you dozens of tips, tricks, and secrets that will help you become an effective bipolar supporter for your child without abandoning your own life.

In this interview, you'll discover:

  • What to do when your child becomes violent
  • What to do when your child starts lying
  • What to do if your child gets sent to jail
  • How to deal with a school system that refuses to educate your child
  • What steps to take if your child's school puts incorrect information on his or her transcript
  • What to do if your child doesn't understand the seriousness of his/her illness
  • What to do if your child gets into fights with people in your family or community, including his or her siblings
  • How to help your child if he or she can't find friends OR if he or she wants to make new friends
  • The one thing you need to learn to say when you are supporting a child who has bipolar disorder
  • What you need to know about bipolar disorder and its effect on the rest of your family
  • A 6-letter word that, if used, can spell trouble for your child once he/she becomes an adult
  • One way to get into trouble with social services and possibly the police unless you take preventative action
  • What you need to know about bipolar disorder and sex
  • The right and wrong ways to think about bipolar disorder when you are talking to your friends and family members about the illness. Choosing the wrong approach can set your child up for failure in the future.
  • The biggest mistake you can make when you are supporting a child who has bipolar disorder and trying to gather all the information available.
  • VERY important questions you need to ask yourself if you have more than one child, but only one child who has bipolar disorder
  • One thing you must do with your other children if they don't have bipolar disorder. If you don't do this, you can create HUGE problems for all of your children's lives in the future.
  • A little mistake that can ruin most of your family's holidays if you are supporting a child who has bipolar disorder.
  • No-fail strategies for achieving success with a child who has bipolar disorder
  • A discovery so startling that it will literally leave you speechless
  • One little mistake that could ruin your child's chances for success
  • A little mistake that could ruin YOUR health almost instantly and could make it more difficult for you to keep supporting your child
  • How to transform a child who has bipolar into a success story, no matter how difficult they have been in the past
  • A startling fact about school systems and bipolar disorder
  • Shocking information about bipolar disorder for any woman who has been married to a man for more than five years
  • The #1 most effective way to help a child overcome self-destructive thoughts
  • One amazing discover that will change your child's life
  • One thing you should NEVER do to a child who has bipolar
  • What to NEVER, EVER do with a child who has bipolar disorder – or else!
  • An amazingly simple, but incredibly powerful technique for helping your child
  • Things you should erase forever from your mind when it comes to how you think about bipolar disorder
  • How to keep peace in your home
  • What doctors are REALLY wrong about when it comes to children and bipolar disorder
  • How certain ways of taking care of your child could be the mysterious secret behind his or her mood swings

Master Resource #4 – Amazing Story Of One Child’s Survival Against the Odds (Audio Tape)

The first time I heard this child's story, I was literally speechless. This child has truly survived more problems than any one person should have to deal with. After you hear this story, you'll understand exactly what your child may be up against and what you can do to help make things easier for him/her. If nothing else, this story will give you and your child hope for the future because if this young person was able to overcome all of these obstacles, then the two of you can beat bipolar disorder.

Here are a few of the things you'll learn on this audio tape:

  • His own perspectives on bipolar disorder – I was super impressed with what he had to say and you will be, too
  • How he helps the other teenagers in his school who also have bipolar disorder – and there were a lot more of them than I expected
  • One thing most parents need to know if their children who have bipolar disorder are using drugs and/or drinking – when he shared this, I said, “WOW! That's incredible.”
  • His opinion of what most parents do wrong when they are trying to support a child who has bipolar disorder
  • How he also helps his friends who have ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) and ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder)– he also has ADD, as do many young people with this illness
  • The #1 thing his mom did wrong, in his opinion, when he was first told that he had bipolar disorder.
  • Simple things parents can do to help their children
  • Reasons so many teenagers and children have such a hard time battling bipolar disorder
  • Things parents should always do with their children who have bipolar disorder
  • How the school system can actually make children who have bipolar disorder worse and how you can prevent it from happening – this will SHOCK you!

If you've ever wondered what your child was thinking or feeling, then you MUST listen to this interview. He'll give you an insider's view of what it's like to live with this illness while also struggling with the same problems of any other adolescent. You simply won't be able to hear these things anywhere else.

Master Resource #5 – Success Story 1

You'll hear the story of one woman whose daughter had, what her doctor described as, the WORST case of bipolar disorder he had ever seen (and he had been in practice for a long, long time). In addition to her daughter, she also has dealt with her best friend and several family members who also have bipolar disorder. Plus, she works in a group home with many people who also have this disorder.

This interview with her is incredible because she discusses some of the amazing techniques that worked for while she was supporting her daughter. If these strategies will work for her daughter, whose bipolar disorder was extremely difficult to manage, then they will work for you and your child.

Here's some of what she shares:

  • The astounding method she used to get her daughter on the right track
  • Her opinion of the best kinds of therapy for children who have bipolar disorder
  • A simple system that will train your child to make their own decisions
  • How to use “reality therapy” to help children understand the consequences of their actions
  • How horrible diseases, such as cancer, can help your child cope with his or her own illness
  • How to respond if your child stops moving forward – or even regresses – in their progress
  • What you need to know about bedwetting and bipolar disorder
  • How to help your child if he or she is the victim of rape
  • What you MUST know about rape and children who have bipolar disorder. This woman's experience will SHOCK you.
  • The best and the worst ways to discipline children who have bipolar disorder
  • Strategies for helping your child even with a limited income
  • How to get guardianship of your child
  • How to get your child SSI (Supplemental Security Income) if they need it
  • What to do if your child has a problem with promiscuity, alcohol, or drug use
  • Why home schooling may be a good option for your child
  • More of what you need to know about the public school system and children with bipolar disorder
  • What to do when people try to convince you to stop helping your child – she shares one incredible strategy that will work on anyone
  • What steps to take if a government agency tries to stop you from helping your child
  • How to select a group home for your child if they need one
  • Key questions you need to ask about group homes
  • Little-known ways that group homes can rip you off
  • How to use “random checks” to help support your child
  • What to do if your child tries to turn people against you
  • What to do if your child says you are abusing them
  • How to pay for great facilities that will help your child even though you don't have a lot of money
  • An amazing technique for dealing with your child's lying
  • How to create effective rules for your child

And much, much more!

Master Resource #6 – Success Story 2

No matter how bad things are right now or how bleak the future looks, you can change them around and this interview will show you how. In this interview, you'll hear from a woman who has bipolar disorder and is raising a son who also has the disorder. Her sister also had bipolar disorder, but tragically she committed suicide. That tragedy made a tremendous impact on this woman's life, as did the fact that her husband abandoned her and left her to support their son on her own.

As you'll learn in her story, it wasn't easy for her to deal with her illness and her son's, especially since they had EVERYTHING going against them. However, she was able to create a system that turned everything around for her family, and she shares her secrets to success with you in this interview.

Here's some of what you'll learn:

  • How to deal with your child's lies
  • How to work with your child's doctor so that your child will become stable faster and stay that way longer
  • What to do when your children yell at you
  • One way to help the doctor help your child – no one EVER talks about this but it works
  • What you need to know about bipolar disorder and medication
  • The first thing you should do after your child is diagnosed – or else!
  • How to tell the difference between a teenager's behavior and a bipolar episode
  • Key signs and symptoms to watch for in your child
  • The worst thing you can do when your child goes to school
  • What you have to do to really support your child
  • What you should NEVER, EVER do even if you feel you need a break from your child
  • How to handle drama during one of your child's episodes
  • One thing that made a difference for this woman and her son
  • What to do if your child REFUSES to take his or her medication – this works even if your child is threatening or intimidating you
  • How to handle the “If I didn't have bipolar disorder . . . “ card that your child will eventually play
  • How the “broken record technique” will help you control your child if he or she is not cooperating with you
  • The shocking truth about the police that NOBODY will ever tell you
  • The real reason your child curses at you
  • What you need to know about “cutting” and bipolar disorder
  • How to respond when your child says he or she hates you
  • What you need to know about your rights as a parent
  • The worst thing you can tell your child – what's really disturbing is that most books on bipolar disorder recommend you to do this!
  • The shocking truth about children, bipolar disorder, and their memories – especially when it comes to their really destructive behavior
  • How to deal with your child's out-of-control behavior WITHOUT sending them to juvenile hall or an institution
  • What to do if your child threatens to report YOU for abuse or bad parenting. You need to know these secrets AHEAD of time.
  • Find out how to get the best education the law allows for your child, even if your child's school system has never had to deal with bipolar disorder before
  • Little-known ways to use the American with Disability Act to help your child get the best possible care and education
  • How to handle your child's impossible demands
  • The right way to use positive reinforcement to promote good behavior
  • How to explain bipolar disorder to your child, even if the task seems impossible
  • The surprising answer to the question: “Should I tell a child that he or she is bipolar disorder?”

And much more!

Master Resource #7 & 8 – 2 Bipolar Explanation Guides

You probably already know that not everyone truly understands what your child and your family is going through with bipolar disorder. There are a lot of people who just aren't interested in learning the facts, who are confused about what the disorder really is, or who get angry at your child for their bipolar behavior.

That's why I spent five weeks writing a supplemental guide, which explains bipolar disorder to those people. This isn’t the same type of boring guide you'd find in a hospital or doctor's office. This guide was specifically designed to help other people learn the truth about bipolar disorder, not just its symptoms and treatments.

For example, in this guide, you'll learn:

  • Powerful true stories about bipolar disorder from the people who lived them
  • Testimonials from survivors and supporters
  • Explanations about why people should support you if you are supporting a child (as you may know some people start to back away from you)
  • Discussions about why people should never turn their backs on bipolar disorder even when children get very difficult
  • Answers to angry or mad people’s frequently asked questions. These are taken straight from people who I interviewed who wanted nothing to do with someone who has bipolar disorder. This is truly amazing.
  • Plus, you'll get the story of a man who has bipolar disorder who tried to commit suicide but turned his life around with the support of his family and friends (this is designed to get the reader to see how important their support is for your child and for you).

This guide was designed to help anyone, especially your angry friends and family members who have backed away from your family, to understand bipolar disorder and to offer their help and support to you. The guide was carefully crafted so it will turn around an individual who may have wanted absolutely, positively nothing to do with bipolar disorder. (Sounds extreme, I know, but it’s a depressingly common situation. If you’re surprised to hear that this happens, count yourself very lucky.)

When you hand this guide to someone and they read through it, you'll be able to watch them literally change their attitude toward the disorder and towards your child. They'll want to help you!

You'll receive 2 of these guides, and you can give them to whoever you think the information will help the most: your child's teacher, your family members, your child's siblings, your child's friends' parents, etc.

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And I’m so convinced that the information in The Bipolar Supporter's Course — Children and Teenager Edition will change your child’s life and dramatically reduce the disruption and devastation that bipolar will have on your family, that I’ve made arrangements to get you up to 19 free gifts if you request your risk-free copy of The Bipolar Supporter's Course — Children and Teenager Edition today.

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Even though I already know a lot about bipolar disorder and about supporting someone with it, I continue to learn new tips, tricks, and techniques all the time. With “Bipolar Supporter’s Breaking News - Children's Edition,” you’ll learn just as fast as I do. When I find out something new, I will e-mail it to you immediately.

The reality is that getting new information usually takes a long time. For example, a brand new book would be full of information that is already two to three years old, simply because it takes so long for the book to be published.

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One of the most frustrating, time-consuming, and costly challenges you’re going to face while caring for your child is finding the right resources, including support groups, organizations, doctors, therapists, etc. As you might imagine, I’ve built up quite an arsenal of information about these resources while I’ve been working on my own research.

In this guide, I include a complete listing of all the resources I have found to be most valuable or that have been highly recommended to me by people I trust. Once you get this directory, I urge you to read through it once with a yellow highlighter in hand, so you can mark all the resources that may be most important to you and your family. That way you’ll have easy access to them throughout the year. This will save you a ton of time and money and will ensure that you get the help your child needs.

Let me give you a taste of the types of resources you’ll find in this guide:

  • How to get FREE or low-cost medicine
  • How to get FREE help to get a job that works great if you are supporting a child with bipolar
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Plus, much more!

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Studies and my own independent research illustrate that most people who are supporting a child who has bipolar disorder run into problems with their bills and with debt. That's why I put together this report to show you how I helped my mother get on the track to getting out of debt.

During her last episode (the one that lead to the creation of The Bipolar Supporter's Course — Children and Teenager Edition), my mom had a stack of bills in her bedroom that was three feet across and 4 inches high. Going through all of those bills was a massive undertaking. Helping her gave me knowledge that can help anyone – even people without bipolar disorder – get out of debt without having to file bankruptcy.

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Remember when I said that my mom's old doctor didn't have answers to the questions he asked about bipolar disorder? Well, after that, we had to get a new doctor. The bad part was there weren't any that we knew of. Even the hospital treating her had to struggle to give us a good referral. My father even worriedly said, “There just aren't any good doctors in our area covered by our insurance.”

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So many people don’t realize that there is help available for people with bipolar disorder if they know where to look. This report will show you the tips, tricks, and secrets to getting FREE help from the government so that you can help your child to get their bipolar disorder under control. You will be amazed at this unbelievable legal and ethical loophole in “the system.”

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One of the most difficult things you are going to find is how to help your child get through school. In this report, you'll learn what steps you need to take now to ensure that your child receives the education he or she deserves. You'll learn how to deal with teachers, school administrators, parents, and others who will come in contact with your child regularly but who have little knowledge of bipolar disorder or of what your family is going through.

FREE Gift #8: [For Masters Package Only] – Special Report: “The Best and Worst Credit Cards For Those Dealing With Bipolar Disorder”

While your child may not have access to credit cards now, it's a good idea to start learning early – and to start teaching him or her – which credit cards to avoid at all costs. My family found out the hard way with my mom that all credit cards are not created equal. Those differences may not matter to most people, but when you are dealing with bipolar disorder they are significant. This report will help prevent your family and your child from developing credit problems or from making them worse.

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The truth is that no book, manual, or course has ever been able to answer every possible question. That’s why you get this question certificate, which you can use by faxing, emailing, or mailing your question to me. Once I receive it, I’ll be able to get right back to you with an answer. Make sure to include your telephone number because in many cases it's easier to discuss the answers over the phone than through email.

I’m willing to give you personal attention because I know from experience that it's great to talk to someone who is knowledgeable about bipolar disorder, especially someone who has been where you are now. (My only stipulation is that I am NOT a doctor or lawyer, so you CANNOT ask medical OR legal questions. Any other questions are completely fine.)

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At this moment, your child doesn't think you or anyone else knows what he or she is going through. And they're right. No matter how close you are to your child or how many times you witness their erratic behavior, it is still extremely difficult for you to know what it is like for them to be experiencing bipolar disorder.

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That's why this “instructional autobiography” is so important. You'll read the true story of one man’s bipolar journey. You'll be with him as he gets diagnosed and as he battles his manic and depressive episodes. You'll also learn about his suicide attempt and his path back to a productive life.

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I freely admit that it hasn’t been easy for me to help my mother overcome her episodes. It’s even more difficult to do with a child, but the effort is well worth the reward. Your child will be on the path to stability and to a happy, successful life.

This guide will show what life could be like for your child if you aren't successful now. In it you'll meet a man whose bipolar disorder was so severe that he almost took his own life. His manic and depressive episodes were so severe that he literally could not function day to day. His bipolar episodes damaged his relationships, his chances for success in his career, and his plans for the future.

Despite the severity of his episodes, he managed to regain control of his life and to turn things around. This same man is now able to hold down a stressful job and maintain a stable life. He'll share with you how he did it. His experience and advice can help you get your child back on the right track for a productive future.

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Lying is something that most parents have to deal with at some point with their children. But when your child has bipolar disorder, lying can become one of the biggest obstacles to effectively supporting him or her. Few people want to talk about this aspect of bipolar disorder, but the truth is that even the most honest person will tell lies when they are in an episode. Some of these lies are enormous and can have serious ramifications for your child and your family.

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I want to make sure that you have access to as many useful tools as possible while you're struggling to support your child. That's why I’ve set up a special website where you can download customizable documents that will assist you in helping your child. Below is a partial list of the documents you'll find on the site:

  • Forms to help you manage your child's when they are in an episode
  • Documents to help protect their future and your current finances
  • Materials to ensure that doctors and therapists are giving your child the best care possible

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In most families, holidays are a time for celebrating. In a home with a child that has bipolar disorder, holidays can turn into disasters. Christmas, Thanksgiving, even birthdays, can all be ruined by your child's bipolar disorder if you're not careful. In this report, I go through everything you need to know in order to deal with the holidays and bipolar disorder. You’ll also get some specific steps that you can take to prevent your child from going into an episode that might destroy your family's holiday celebrations.

FREE Gift #16: [For Masters Package Only] - "Dealing With Difficult Spouses Or Ex-Spouses When Your Child Has A Mental Disorder”

Supporting a child with a mental illness is difficult enough without having to constantly battle your spouse (or ex-spouse) about how the disorder will be treated – or even whether it will be treated at all. (Sadly, some parents refuse to acknowledge their child’s illnesses … making it nearly impossible to cope with the disorder successfully).

This special report will give you techniques and actions you can use to make certain your child receives the proper treatment and can follow the doctor's orders to allow proper management of their mental disorder. You’ll discover:

  • The sometimes-surprising reasons why your child’s other parent may be fighting the diagnosis and treatment
  • The first thing you must do if you ever hope to win your (ex) spouse’s support
  • Why it’s especially critical when dealing with an uncooperative parent that your child be properly diagnosed
  • How to scare your (ex) spouse into supporting your child’s treatment (warning: this technique works only if your spouse is a good parent who wants the best for your child)
  • The best action you can take to protect your child and limit the stress he/she is exposed to
  • Why talking to your (ex)spouse may be the worst thing you can do to help your child
  • How to prepare your doctor for dealing with your uncooperative (ex) spouse
  • The three outsiders who can be your best allies in persuading the problem parent to support your child’s treatments
  • The best alternative to an expensive, time-wasting court battle over your child’s medical care
  • 11 techniques for finding an experienced attorney who can use the legal system to assure your (ex) spouse is complying with your child’s prescribed treatment plan

FREE Gift #17: [For Masters Package Only] -"How to Report Bad Doctors"

Have you had a really bad experience with a physician, psychiatrist or doctor of another kind … like my family did with my mother’s original physician (the moron who was asking her – a patient with bipolar – whether her meds were correct)? Did you want to let others know about the bad experience but didn't know how? This report will provide you with the techniques you can use to alert others of bad doctors so they will not have to have the same type of bad experiences.

Inside this valuable report, you’ll discover:

  • What truly makes a doctor “bad”
  • The hands-down most important thing you should do FIRST if you’ve been the victim of life-threatening malpractice
  • The 10 best organizations to contact if you want to protect other families coping with bipolar from bad doctors

One of the best ways you can ensure that you end up with a good doctor … and steer clear of the ones who will waste your time and even endanger your child’s health

Must Read Special Report

FREE Gift #18: [For Masters Package Only] -How To Talk To Your Child About Bipolar Disorder

One of the hardest things you’ll have to do is talk to your child about his/her illness. In this special report, one woman reveals her fantastic strategy for having this critical heart-to-heart talk with your child. In this FREE gift, you’ll discover how to have this discussion and how to present the information you've discovered in this course to your child without making him or her angry. Believe me, you MUST read this report before you talk to your child about his or her illness.

"My Daughter has a by polar type problem i purchased and sent the tapes to her and her support group, mother in law, and mother. They all listen and share info from them. They like that they don't go on for hours and easy to assimilate."

--John L., Honolulu, Hawaii

Priceless Advice from the Leading Bipolar Experts and Bipolar Survivors … for Less than $1 a Day

If you’re like most parents I’ve met in bipolar support groups, you don’t want to waste a single minute in the rush to find help for your child. And you’d rather spend your time with your child than cooped up at the library or on the computer wading through thousands of pages of information in search for the tiniest scrap of helpful information.

That’s why The Bipolar Supporter's Course — Children and Teenager Edition makes such a smart investment. It compiles the very best thinking and information available today on how to best help children with bipolar successfully cope with the illness. It gives you access to some of the top experts on bipolar disorder (access you and I would probably never be able to get on our own). And it offers you hope and inspiration by introducing you to people who are so adept at managing their bipolar that it’s almost like living with a cold, rather than one of the most devastating mental illnesses around.

Take another quick look at everything you get when you request your own risk-free copy of The Bipolar Supporter's Course — Children and Teenager Edition today.

Description Separate
Bipolar Supporter's Manual - Children and Teenager Edition $79.00 Included Included
Audio Module: “Things to Think About When Supporting a Child With Bipolar” $25.00 NOT Included Included
Audio Module: “Bipolar & Money” $25.00 NOT Included Included
Audio Module: Bipolar Supporters Answers To Frequently Asked Questions $25.00 NOT Included Included
Audio Module: Solutions To Common Supporter Problems $25.00 NOT Included Included
Audio Module: Supporter Success Interview $25.00 NOT Included Included
Audio Module: Supporter Success Interview $25.00 NOT Included Included
Audio Module: Inspirational Supporter Interview $25.00 NOT Included Included
Audio Tape: Amazing Story of One Child’s Survival Against the Odds $25.00 NOT Included Included
Audio Module: Success Story 1 $50.00 NOT Included Included
Audio Module: Success Story 2 $50.00 NOT Included Included
2 Bipolar Explanation Guides With Reprint Rights $505.00 NOT Included Included
A One Year FREE Subscription to "Bipolar Supporter's Breaking News - Children and Teenager Edition" e-Letter $47.00 Included Included
Bipolar Supporter's Mini Course - Children and Teenager Edition $50.00 Included Included
Bipolar Life Savers Resources Directory $25.00 Included Included
Special Report: "How to Get Out of Debt From Supporting A Child With Bipolar Disorder If You Are In It" $20.00 NOT Included Included
Special Report: "How To Find A Doctor & Therapist Fast And Get A Qualified Doctor And/OR Therapist To Call YOU" $50.00 NOT Included Included
Special Report: "How To Get Help From Your Local, State And Federal Governments When A Child Has Bipolar" $20.00 NOT Included Included
Special Report: "How To Help Your Child Get Through School" $15.00 NOT Included Included
Special Report: “The Best and Worst Credit Cards For Those Dealing With Bipolar Disorder.” $15.00 NOT Included Included
One Question Certificate $150.00 NOT Included Included
Support Plan Critique $150.00 NOT Included Included
A Primer On Depression And Bipolar Disorder $50.00 NOT Included Included
Depression and Spiritual Growth $50.00 NOT Included Included
The Pattern Of Lying In Bipolar Disorder $50.00 NOT Included Included
Access To Important Documents $50.00 NOT Included Included
What You Need To Know About The Holidays And Bipolar Disorder $50.00 NOT Included Included
Dealing With Difficult Spouses Or Ex-Spouses When Your Child Has A Mental Disorder $50.00 NOT Included Included
How to Report Bad Doctors $50.00 NOT Included Included
Special Report: “How To Talk To Your Child About Bipolar Disorder” $25.00 NOT Included Included
TOTAL VALUE $201 $1801

You get up to $1816 worth of practical resources that are crammed full of techniques that have been proven to help children successfully live with bipolar disorder.

These are techniques that I painstakingly researched and tested during the six-month sabbatical I took from my job to help my mother recover from a major bipolar episode. I spent more than $3200 out of pocket to find and interview experts, research the techniques and WHAT – not to mention absorbing a more than $55,000 loss of income because my mother required around the clock care.

I know that most families don’t have the luxury of having one person be devoted to full-time, around-the-clock care of a child with bipolar disorder … much less spend more than $4300 and six months researching the best treatment and coping options available. Because I’m committed to helping other families avoid the painful struggles, stress and frustration that my family experienced, I’m also committed to keeping the price of The Bipolar Supporter's Course — Children and Teenager Edition low enough for every family to afford.

That’s why the Master’s Version of The Bipolar Supporter's Course — Children and Teenager Edition – which delivers a full retail value of $1816 – is priced at a very affordable $249.95 (plus shipping and handling). That’s just 55 cents a day for a year – probably less than a penny a day when you consider that these are techniques you’ll be using the rest of your life.

Surely you can afford to invest 55 cents a day for the health, well-being and success of your child, can’t you?

After all, that’s less than you pay for your daily cup of coffee, bottle of water, or can of soda. For a gallon of gas. For a long-distance phone call. Maybe even for tolls on your commute to work.

The basic version of The Bipolar Supporter's Course — Children and Teenager Edition is even more economical at just $89.95 respectively. (The drawback, of course, is that you don’t get nearly the same volume of top-quality resources as you receive with the master’s edition.)

The bottom line is that you can spend less than a quarter a day … and still get access to this wealth of information.

Here’s another way to tell which version of the course makes the most sense for you: Think about all of the time and money you’ve spent on doctor visits and therapy appointments so far … and now tally up the number of effective coping strategies you’ve learned at those appointments.

I’m willing to guess that it’ll take you at least several more doctor’s visits or therapy appointments to extract even a fraction of the information in The Bipolar Supporter's Course — Children and Teenager Edition. Even if you make only $20 an hour at your job, you only have to save yourself 13 hours of time (a snap to do when you look at the time you waste driving to and from appointments, never mind waiting around for the doctor to actually get to you) to make your investment worth every penny.

Wouldn’t you rather spend your free time with your child rather than desperately searching the Internet for information about bipolar disorder in children? Wouldn’t you rather spend a few hours learning what’s worked for other children with bipolar rather than dragging your child (and taking off of work yet again) from appointment from appointment in a fruitless search for answers?

Of course you would. That’s why it makes perfect sense to order your copy today.

I’ll Even Help Finance Your Purchase

Now maybe this is a tight month … and you don’t have $249.95 to invest right now. If that's the case, I have more good news for you.

When you decide to pay for your investment using your Visa, Master Card, American Express, or Discover card, you don't have to pay the full amount up front. Instead, you can make two convenient equal monthly installment payments (plus shipping and handling charges, which will be added to your first payment).

Get Your Extra Bonus Gift Valued at $505!

But, if you do decide to pay for your entire investment in just ONE payment, you’ll get an extra bonus gift – the FREE Reprint Rights for the Bipolar Explanation Guide.

With these rights, you will be able to take this guide and LEGALLY have it reproduced WITHOUT paying any royalties, and you can give it out for FREE to help people understand your child's illness.

The value of this is immense. Let's face it, most of the material out in the world on bipolar disorder is too long, too complicated or too boring to help someone understand what bipolar disorder is all about. That's why this guide is so important in the first place and with this FREE gift you'll be able to ensure that everyone who comes in contact with your child will have the best information available.

If you had to have this guide written yourself, you'd pay at least $20 a page for a professional writer and researcher who is experienced with bipolar disorder. That means it would cost you at least $320. Plus, you'd have to spend a couple hundred dollars to find others who would allow you to use their stories in the guide and to have the guide printed. So that's why I say the value of this Extra Bonus Gift is conservatively $505.

Trust me, you can’t go wrong. Take a look at what other parents and supporters of children with bipolar are saying about The Bipolar Supporter's Course — Children and Teenager Edition.

Why Parents of Children with Bipolar Highly Recommend The Bipolar Supporter's Course — Children and Teenager Edition

Here’s a small sample of the praise and positive feedback David has received from grateful parents just like me and you.

"Living with a bipolar son, a mother that is in denial and other family members that have been diagnosed as bipolar I find your tips and humor a life saver. I am at times at my wits end and have to remember to take care of me. I am a MSW, LBSW, CART, CI and I'll be damned if living with a bipolar doesn't get to me. All those letters after my name does not mean as much, as having a person as yourself saying and being in the same situation to give me strength. love and thanks for your support and giving spirit."


"I just want to thank you for all the information that I have learned reading your material. My husband and youngest son are bipolar. I just wanted to say Thank You!"

--Sherry Davis

"Please do not give up on educating people on bipolar disorder. Finding your web sight was a god send. I am devoting the rest of my days to help my son become a responsible productive human being. Your mini course assured me I was on the right track. It is like I am raising him all over again."

--Sandra Caddell

"The e-mails I get help me in many different ways. First of all, I don't feel alone in dealing with the problems my child faces. And second of all, at times when I feel overwhelmed and think, "What can I do now?" I read something that lets me know we are keeping up the fight to get her on the correct meds. You are a definite help, heaven sent. Don't stop. Thanks."


"I just started receiving your mini free course in Jan. 05 and I find that any information regarding my son's well being and my peace of mind is worth reading.

The bottom line is every person in our family now receives your mini course. We email one another and talk about what we have read and how it applies to our loved one. Your course has given us a small portion of what to watch for to keep a major episode in the past into getting help sooner to keep the number of days in the hospital to a minimum.

We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for real time information that is very beneficial to our family and coping with this disease on a daily basis."

--Linda H.

"David, From the moment I got the information in the mail, I could not put it down. We have been looking for information to help our daughter, your information came a few days before we were going to have her probated. After reading your information, I had a talk with her and convinced her to change her meds, to help us (dad, mom, brother since we have the problem). I don't think it was an accident that I came upon your site, I prayed that the good Lord would help us help her. We didn't want to probate her."


"David, Do not quit. Your information is the best I have gotten to help me understand our bipolar son."


And that’s not all.

Your Investment Is Backed by a TWO Iron-Clad, 100%, 120-Day, Total-Satisfaction-or-Your-Money-Back Guarantee

I know that for some people, it can be a little nerve-wracking to order a product online sight unseen. That’s why I’m more than happy to give you this risk-free guarantee.

GUARANTEE #1: IRON Clad NO Questions Asked 120-Day Money Back Guarantee

Take the next 120 days to go through every bit of information I’ve included in The Bipolar Supporter's Course — Children and Teenager Edition. Take notes, and test some of the strategies and techniques with your child.

If you don’t agree that The Bipolar Supporter's Course — Children and Teenager Edition is the most valuable and concise resource you’ve ever found on bipolar disorder in children, I demand that you send it back for a total refund of your investment (less S&H).

You can even keep the free gifts as a thank you for giving the course a try.

I’m delighted to offer this generous total satisfaction guarantee because I’m confident that you’ll know exactly what to do for your child after going through The Bipolar Supporter's Course — Children and Teenager Edition. You CAN help your child beat this illness … and I’m ready to support you every step of the way.”

GUARANTEE #2: The 5-Month, $417 Challenge

If, at the end of 5 months, you haven’t SAVED at least $417 with my course, all you need to do is ask me for a refund and you’ve got it, every penny (less shipping and handling), after 5 months. This course is designed to teach you about bipolar disorder, save you time and save you money. I am so confident about this, I have built it into my guarantee.

I doubt you can find anybody else offering any kind of information on bipolar disorder willing to provide a guarantee even half as strong as mine.

- David Oliver, author of The Bipolar Supporter's Course — Children and Teenager Edition


Request your risk-free copy of The Bipolar Supporter's Course — Children and Teenager Edition now.

You Have 3 Choices … Which Path Will You Lead Your Family Down?

Well, it’s decision time. You have three choices now. And the one you choose will affect your child now … and forever.

Choice #1: You don't do anything. You can keep pretending that you have a handle on your child’s bipolar disorder or that everything will work itself out. You can just turn a blind eye to the horrible possibilities of drugs, alcohol abuse, problems in school, bankruptcy, lost friends, homelessness, bad doctors, and poverty that await your child in the future.

Trust me, I've spoken to enough people who have bipolar disorder to know that these are the results when the disorder isn't dealt with properly.


Choosing to do nothing can result in devastating consequences …

  • You could become labeled a “delinquent” parent
  • You could be convicted of negligence because your son or daughter acts up, is out of control or even skips school (Did you know that it’s illegal for you NOT to get your kid to school)
  • Your child could be taken away from you by “the state.” This is sad but true. Do your homework if you don’t believe me.

The bottom line is that if you are trying to help your child, there is virtually no chance these things will happen. But if you start to give up … or think your child is just “bad” and should get what he/she deserves, bad things are going to happen to you.

Can you imagine your child being taken away from you forever? I can’t … and I’d do anything in my power to prevent it, wouldn’t you?

Choice #2: You can decide to search for this information on your own. You can do the research, spend a ton of money, and devote years to trial and error testing before possibly finding a way to conquer your child’s bipolar disorder. Keep in mind that the strategies that are included in this course have taken years and costs thousands of dollars to research.

In the meantime, your child's education, socialization, and well-being will all suffer.

Remember, the real key to your child’s success is getting the RIGHT information and taking massive and immediate action on what you learn.

Without the right information, you and your child are DOOMED! You will spend years upon years trying to figure things out. So much time can pass that your child could actually reach the age of majority (18) … and then it’s too late and your child probably would have had a nightmare of a time. He/she probably would have done really poorly in school and have a poor foundation to build from ultimately depending on you for a long, long time.

Getting all the right information could take years, upon years.

As I look back with my experience, I’ve said:

If I only had more information… Yes, if I only had more information, my family would have been spared so many of the horrors I described to you. Our journey would have been one of joy and discovery, instead of pain and suffering. Needless pain and suffering many times.

The Good News is…I have learned from my mistakes and hundreds of other parent’s mistakes.

The Better News is…You can learn all of this in the comfort of your own home.

The Best News is…you can have all the information you need to make it through the maze of supporting a child with bipolar disorder, WITHOUT having to go through what I went through, because you will have the one thing I did not have and had to get on my own—INFORMATION!!!

That’s why it makes the most logical sense to go with …

Choice #3: You can invest in The Bipolar Supporter's Course — Children and Teenager Edition and immediately discover how to start effectively helping your child reclaim his or her life. You'll be able to take a “shortcut” past all of the time, energy, effort, money, and heartbreak so your child and the rest of your family can be happy again without the threat of another episode looming over them.

So which choice are you going to make?

The Longer You Wait … the Harder and Less Likely It Will Be to Get Back to “Normal”

You may not have realized this but … bipolar disorder is one of the most devastating disorders on the planet. It can and often does destroy everyone and everything in its path. Plus, it’s one of the most EXPENSIVE illnesses you’ll ever be faced with. People have gone from living lush and lavish lifestyles to being practically penniless because of this disorder. Not to mention the loss of jobs, relationships, and peace of mind that bipolar disorder also causes.

The bad news is that … the longer you wait to intervene,
the worse the problems are going to get.

That's why it's so crucial that you take this step now so that you can help your child bypass the problems that plague so many people who have bipolar disorder.

Look at my family. My mom dealt with bipolar disorder for her entire life, but if her parents had the information I’ve included in The Bipolar Supporter's Course — Children and Teenager Edition, they could have saved her from years of grief, mountains of debt, and dozens of damaged relationships.

Even my dad and I could have helped my mom earlier and saved our family from going through the nightmares her episodes represented. But we didn't. We simply chose to believe that each episode would be the last … and we’d try to reassure ourselves that “it can't get any worse.”

But guess what . . . bipolar doesn't go away and your loved one won't get better on their own. The problems and episodes will just keep getting worse and worse.

Eventually, your entire family will be dragged down, too.

There is no cure for bipolar disorder.

The only way your child will achieve a normal life is by learning to cope with the disorder.

Now YOU have the power to help your child live a normal, happy, successful life as a productive member of society … with the information, tips and techniques contained in The Bipolar Supporter's Course — Children and Teenager Edition.

With the information you'll find in this course, you will be able to turn your child's life around. You'll be able to ensure that your child receives a good education, the best medical treatment possible, and a good start on their future. You'll even be able to prevent many problems – debt, employment problems, bad planning – from occurring in the first place.

Do you want your child to beat the disorder NOW … or
would you prefer that he or she go through
ten, twenty, even thirty years of hell first?

That's what this investment would mean to your child. Ask anyone who has had bipolar disorder or who has been supporting someone with the disorder for years, and they'll tell you … that they would pay ANY amount of money to turn back the clock and to make the types of changes you’ll discover in this course. They know that this information would have made theirs and their loved ones' lives better sooner.

I’m ready to help my child beat bipolar disorder.

All of the dreams you’ve had for your child since the day he or she was born can still come true … all you have to do is make the right decision today, order your copy of The Bipolar Supporter's Course — Children and Teenager Edition, and review it risk-free for the next 120 days.

The information in all three versions of this course cannot be found in any other book, course, manual, etc. You won't find it at the library. Your family doctor won't be able to give it to you. How do I know? Because I tried to find it myself. It's not there! You owe it to your child to take action and get this material.

Give your child the best shot at a happy, normal life. Order your copy of The Bipolar Supporter's Course — Children and Teenager Edition right now.

Ordering is easy. Just click the button below to be taken to a secure server where you can place your order online using your credit card – or even a personal check. Or click here to download a printable order form that you can mail in with payment.


David Oliver, Author
The Bipolar Supporter's Course — Children and Teenager Edition

P.S. Remember, you can try The Bipolar Supporter's Course — Children and Teenager Edition for a full 120 days risk free. If you aren’t thrilled with your investment in this information-packed The Bipolar Supporter's Course — Children and Teenager Edition, send it back for a full refund (less S&H).


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