Gaslighting parents — an image of toy blocks distorted is used to represent the subject of the article
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Are You An Unintentional Gaslighting Parent?

Are we distorting reality for our kids?

The term gaslighting originates from a 1930’s British play where the husband character is trying to get his wife classed as insane and taken away to an institution. He plays with her perception of reality, intentionally dimming their gas lights then claiming they haven’t changed when she notices them glowing less brightly.