“Misbehaviour” is Actually STRESS Behaviour

“The concept of misbehaviour is fundamentally tied to those of volition, choice, and awareness.”

(Siegel & Bryson, 2020)

“A child who seems to be misbehaving is, in the process, adapting and surviving.

(Delahooke, 2019)

“When we are ignored as human beings, it decreases our emotional links to other people, who should be our life rafts when we are suffering.”

(Delahooke, 2019)

“Emotional co-regulation comes first, and this is how emotional self-regulation is developed.” 

(Delahooke, 2019)

“Walk beside them through their pain, helping them see they are strong enough to handle a difficult situation and come out okay.” 

(Siegel & Bryson, 2020)

“It’s not easy to help a child feel safe, seen, soothed, and secure when we ourselves feel out of control emotionally.”

(Siegel & Bryson, 2020)

Dysregulation is often caused by factors that are outside of the child’s control.

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Jillian has Child and Youth Work diploma as well as a BA in Psychology. Jillian worked on the front lines of Social Services agencies from 2003 - 2012. Jillian has taken numerous continuing education courses and has attended various workshops focused on supporting neurodiverse children, in particular children with ADHD.

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