My parents were with us over the holidays. It was a nice time – they live in Arizona and us in Chicago, so we haven’t had the ability to spend the holidays together in five years. My parents understand Tim’s condition well and do a great job of understanding how to handle his moods and idiosyncracies, for the most part. My mom is a very organized, ordered person and, as understanding and involved as she is, some of Tim’s behaviors and quirks drive her batty.
Read the rest at the Child and Adolescent Bipolar Foundation website.