Empath Parent/Empath Child Tips?
Please explain what you mean by bi-polar behavior and manic episodes.
Here's the deal, if your empathic, then chances are, your child is also empathic, ,however, such extreme behaviors make me wonder if your child is ADHD, as well. Yes, they have basic criteria for this disorder but some of the symptoms they DON'T tell you is that the impulsiveness can be extreme, they are prone to serious fits and tantrums, can be very violent during these fits, lie or "story tell" ALOT to the point of extreme stories that are meant for shock factor. (This is the worse, they can tell someone a story that is so outragious, that the person actually believes it. Like, I had a teacher call me up and yell at me, telling me I needed to give my daughter LESS chores because she needed that time to get her homework done and to have one of other 11 daughters to take care of those chores. Itold the teacher, first off, I don't have 11 daughters and you should know this because when my oldest comes to your classroom with my youngest, do you see bunch of girls lined up against your wall??? This knocked her back to reality and then told her that my daughter does her homework EVERY night, we place it in her backroom and my oldest doesn't give her backpack until she dropped off in class. So if you want your homework so bad, open her backpack and get it!" Trust me, I have story after story like this. They rarely diagnosis kids with bi-polar anymore and the symptoms of bi-polar and ADHD are almost identical. The only real way to tell the differance is that bi-polar cycle. It's like a roller coaster, where they start feeling good, a little hyper, and then moves into more euphoric feelings, extremely talkative, less sleep, then get's worse, more self destructive behavior, delusions, heightened impulsivity, hyper-awareness, paranoia with possible psychotic symptoms, then it peaks, and they can get very aggressive, abusive, mean, easily agitated, ect. They stay at this for a time, usually for weeks, and they average about 2 hours a sleep per night and always moving. Finally, the cycle ends and they crash. They will literally sleep for days on end, usually when they become suicidal, it's when they actually have a little energy, serious depression, ect. Then after a few weeks of this, they go back to a baseline behavior. Kids are inherantly moody, so it's very difficult to notice this cycle in children. But I would look into ADHD, because her central nervious system is already on overdrive, this may be what's making her more Empathic, since Empathic abilities often go hand in hand with a hyperactive nervous system. Bi-polar is treated usually with mood stabalizers and anti-psychotic, ADHD, usually with stimulants. If you already knew all this, sorry for repeating it. I will get to the point shortly
My daughter is ADHD and often acted Bi-Polar as well but her abilities are also alot stronger then mine, especially her Empathic and Mediumship. I always connected to spirits, but my daughter is a transmedium, well, was. The biggest problem I had was not knowing where her disorder started and her abilities ended. Her ADHD enhanced her abilities to the point of where it was really, really bad. Being a witch, I had to use more magickal resources in order to get her abilities under control long enough to understand the difference between the two and get her help for her mental disorder. She is older now and as it stands, her mediumship, she is still a sensative and can sense spirits but not a transmediumand no longer channels them. Her Empathic abilities are still present but it no longer devestates her. I taught her a few things about her Empathic abilities, such as hw to tell the difference between yours and someone else's. If it comes on strong, comes out of the blue and makes no sense, and your reaction seems more then what you would normally react to, then it's not yours. It's hard to teach a younger child this but I would suggest you keep a journal and when your child is acting "not themselves", then question it. You can also place a psychic shield around your child to buffer the energy they are channeling.
I would suggest your child get screened for ADHD, because if she is, it will not only make her abilities harder to cope with, but it will be a very difficult next 15 years for you, if she is not treated for it. If your not into magickal restraints, then I would suggest you work more on things such teaching her placing psychic shields around her, encourage her to talk about the feelings and things she see's, work on some meditation techniues, nothing difficult, like creating a "happy place" in her mind. Help her connect to her Angels or God, or whatever you believe in. If she is seeing things int he bathroom, she may be a Medium or she may just have't grown out of it yet, either way, if she can see dead people, you can train her to see Angels. You can also teach her to do healings on herself, something basic, white light, rainbow flowing around you, through body, ect. By bringing this type of light energy into her, will help her focus more on the "light" side of her abilities, whch in turn, may help her channel more positive emotions as oppossed to negative ones. You can also teach her to do some grounding techniques. The idea is really about control, and helping her to control her abilities. If she doesn't have any mental disorders, it should be easier. If she does, hopefully with treatment and medication will slow down her nervious system enough to where she won't be pulling so much energy and learn way's to control it when it comes. By helping you, you will also help yourself
I know this isn't the reading group, but have you looked into healing things, Reiki, or basic energy, EFT, something like that? You feel to have a strong connection to the higher realms, angels or whatever and have a strong healing energy about you. Might be something to look more into. Anyway's sorry it's so long, but I hope this info helps.