An Umbrella for Alex
Rachel Rashkin-Shoot, MS, Psy.D
This book can be downloaded and read in iBooks on your Mac or iOS device.
An Umbrella for Alex tells the story of how a young boy learns to understand and cope with his Mother’s BPD illness.
Written to be read with a therapist or parent, the story reassures affected children that they did not cause and are not responsible for a BPD parent’s volatile behavior. This book is also suitable for children whose parent has been diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder or other mental illness.
Great book for children in families with intense emotions
Excellent book for children ages 6 to 10 whose parents have emotion management issues and/or frequent temper outbursts. The book explains well how to feel and react appropriately in these difficult situations. Written with the main character being a young boy whose mother has emotional challenges, this book is also appropriate for girls or for children whose fathers have issues, although it may take an adult to explain the transfer of story to reality for these children.