Blog 2018-03-15T10:51:00+00:00
Stuart Shanker
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1906, 2018

The Self-Reg View of: Freedom

By | June 19th, 2018|Categories: Self-Reg Blog|0 Comments

Balance ⊢ Freedom I am still trying to understand the meaning of what we saw on the weekend of March 24, 2018: the March for our Lives. Teens around the world, rising up against – what [...]

1206, 2018

10, 9, 8, 7… | A Self-Reg Look At Countdowns

By | June 12th, 2018|Categories: Self-Reg Blog|1 Comment

Countdowns. As we're approaching the middle of June, there's no doubt about it that year-end countdowns will start soon. The warmer weather doesn't help with this. I often say that the weather puts children into [...]

506, 2018

The Girl In Red: Reframing a Management Strategy

By | June 5th, 2018|Categories: Self-Reg Blog|0 Comments

By: Dr. Laura Cesaroni This happened recently, with a 7 year old girl. I asked, "How was your day at school?”  Truly I wasn't attending closely, looking down, and busy taking notes. Silence. I pause, this feels [...]

2905, 2018

Why I Love Hearing Dr. Shanker Speak Live

By | May 29th, 2018|Categories: Self-Reg Blog|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

I have many reasons to look forward to the Self-Reg Summer Symposium each year. One of them is meeting people: I work on my own out of a home office, so I don’t get the [...]

2205, 2018

Self-Reg Gets an Enthusiastic Response in New Zealand

By | May 22nd, 2018|Categories: Self-Reg Blog|0 Comments

By: Norah Fryer I have known and learned from Stuart Shanker for 10 years. I feel fortunate to have been to be influenced by Stuart, and I share his belief that our ability to engage [...]

1405, 2018

Teens and Motivation: Are We Focusing On the Wrong Part of the Brain?

By | May 14th, 2018|Categories: Self-Reg Blog|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

In some ways, Janus would be the perfect symbol for Self-Reg. Partly, because Janus was the god of beginnings and transitions; but mostly, because Janus’ two faces were supposed to represent looking to the future [...]

105, 2018

When And How Do Perceptions Matter?

By | May 1st, 2018|Categories: Self-Reg Blog|0 Comments

My teaching partner, Paula, and I spend a lot of time discussing Self-Reg. We often talk about our students, and what we're noticing in the classroom.  Is their behaviour changing? Why might it be changing? [...]

2404, 2018

The Importance of Fun in Kids’ Self-Regulation

By | April 24th, 2018|Categories: Self-Reg Blog|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

This post is part of our Everyday Self-Reg series. When I was 21, my buddy Tom and I had this half-baked, youthfully idealistic notion that a lot of the world’s problems and conflicts could be [...]

1604, 2018

Girls, Body Image, and Food

By | April 16th, 2018|Categories: Self-Reg Blog|0 Comments

Susan Hopkins initiates a discussion on how best to help girls develop healthy and positive relationships with their bodies and food. She shares some of her own experiences around this issue and talks about the [...]

2703, 2018

Reframing Is Ageless

By | March 27th, 2018|Categories: Self-Reg Blog|0 Comments

By: Nancy Niessen When I began formally learning about Self-Regulation I was an educator in the public school system looking for ways to better support my students. In particular, I wanted to find more ways [...]

1403, 2018

When Not Complying Is The Self-Regulated Choice

By | March 14th, 2018|Categories: Self-Reg Blog|Tags: , , , |13 Comments

Today was a Day 4, which means that I have a prep period at the end of the day: it's music. Since we don't have a separate music room at our school, our music teacher [...]

2202, 2018

What Is the Most Important Factor in Good Parenting?

By | February 22nd, 2018|Categories: Self-Reg Blog|Tags: , , , , , , |2 Comments

This post is part of our Everyday Self-Reg series. I have spent almost thirty years writing about parenting. That includes: over 150 magazine articles more than a dozen parenting booklets brochures, blogs and web content [...]

1502, 2018

Can Self-Reg Help Me Brave the Before Care Program?

By | February 15th, 2018|Categories: Self-Reg Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |3 Comments

For the past 1 1/2 years, our Kindergarten classroom has been used for a Kindergarten After Care Program. As somebody that likes organization in the classroom, and the ability to come in early and stay [...]

1202, 2018

Supporting My Daughter Through a Big Disappointment: How We Respond to Strong Emotion as a Self-Reg Parent

By | February 12th, 2018|Categories: Self-Reg Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Susan Hopkins and Stuart Shanker use a situation from Susan’s parenting experience as a teachable moment about the Self-Reg approach to helping children deal with strong emotions. They discuss the difference between the cognitive approach — [...]

802, 2018

The Self-Reg View of Constant Craving

By | February 8th, 2018|Categories: Self-Reg Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |1 Comment

By: Dr. Stuart Shanker Experiments are all around us, if only we take the time to observe and reflect on them. We just had one with our 16-year-old son that would have been so easy [...]

1701, 2018

Is It Our Fears That Are Stopping Kids? A Self-Reg Look At Risky Play

By | January 17th, 2018|Categories: Self-Reg Blog|5 Comments

The snowfall over the winter holidays led to lots of amazing snow structures at our school. One morning, when we made our way out to the forest to play, students saw this structure that a [...]

1601, 2018

See A Teenager Differently

By | January 16th, 2018|Categories: Self-Reg Blog|1 Comment

A Self-Reg Reframe of a Teen "At-Risk" My teenage years remain a blur. I was one of the troubled ones. I was “THAT” teenager—the at-risk kind of kid that neighbours whispered about and relatives avoided [...]

1101, 2018

Self-Reg: Looking to the Future

By | January 11th, 2018|Categories: Self-Reg Blog|0 Comments

There is a widespread tendency to see resilience as a trait. For Self-Reg, it is an aspiration. We are constantly looking for ways to build a child or teen’s resilience: their capacity, as Ungar puts [...]

101, 2018

Our Top 10 Self-Reg Blog Posts of 2017

By | January 1st, 2018|Categories: Self-Reg Blog|0 Comments

As we come to the end of another calendar year, Stuart Shanker, Susan Hopkins, and The MEHRIT Centre team have been reflecting with gratitude on our ongoing Self-Reg journey and the many lovely lessons learned [...]

2112, 2017

Crisis Averted, Trajectory Changed

By | December 21st, 2017|Categories: Self-Reg Blog|4 Comments

By: Cathern Lethbridge Four years ago, I was following a Twitter feed that literally changed my career and my life. I started seeing people posting tweets with photos of slides from a man talking about [...]