Teenage daughter being hugged by mother, as they sit on mother’s bed. Daughter has just returned home late from her date.

Please Tell Me I’m Okay:

How Validation Soothes Our Native Insecurity

How Validation Works

Examples of Validation

Examples of Invalidation

Validation Brings Emotional Safety

References

Katrina Miller, PhD, is a Marriage & Family Therapist and an assistant professor at the University of Phoenix. She lives in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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