Education-Sponsored Gaslighting

Some social-emotional programs are ableist and invalidating

Ever had someone tell you you’re overreacting?

How’d that work out for you?

We forget that feelings and emotions are, by definition, not rational.

Teaching emotion regulation skills does not require us to agree with someone’s reason for being upset. 

Read my article on Invisible Illness.

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Published by Neurodiversity MB

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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