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7 02, 2017

Wall Street Journal: Superhero Costumes Come to Parents’ Rescue

By | February 7th, 2017|

Pretend play can reduce anxiety and stress, helping children regulate their emotions, says Stuart Shanker, author of “Self-Reg,” a book on building executive-function skills. It also activates the brain’s reward system, transforming an onerous task into something pleasurable, says Dr. Shanker, an emeritus professor of philosophy and psychology at York [...]

6 02, 2017

People For Education: Dr. Stuart Shanker’s Keynote on Making Connections

By | February 6th, 2017|

"Is the famous marshmallow test actually just a stress test? According to Dr. Stuart Shanker, it is. And when our brains are hyper-aroused by stress, the slightest thing will trigger a 'fight or flight' response, suppressing our ability to think rationally. The same is true for our kids. In his [...]

30 01, 2017

Ottawa Citizen: Empowering Children to Manage Their Emotional Well-being

By | January 30th, 2017|

"Self-regulation techniques help children recognize their own emotional state throughout the day, and allow children to access tools and strategies to help control impulses, set boundaries, and solve problems while at school. Students and teachers work together to create a designated calm zone in a specific area of their classroom [...]

23 01, 2017

Psychology Today: Help, I Don’t Speak Limbic!

By | January 23rd, 2017|

Dr. Shanker's latest article for Psychology Today explains how to talk to a teen when he's "gone limbic." "All too often, we misinterpret what a teen is “saying” because of mindblindness: i.e., we fail to recognize which state the child is in. The truth is that, past a certain age [...]

23 01, 2017

Metro Winnipeg: Winnipeg Educators Bolster Mental Health Supports

By | January 23rd, 2017|

Students in the Winnipeg School Division continually have more and more access to wellness supports as the division focuses on fostering 'healthy minds.' Mental health struggles aren’t unique to adulthood, so it makes sense that schools in Winnipeg are providing students with more and more mental health supports every year. [...]

13 01, 2017

Self-Regulation with Dr. Stuart Shanker on the Parent Footprint Podcast

By | January 13th, 2017|

Dr. Dan welcomes international parenting expert and guest Dr. Stuart Shanker.  This is an encouraging discussion about the concept of self-regulation, stress, and Dr. Shanker’s paradigm-shifting new book, SELF-REG: How to Help Your Child (and You) Break the Stress Cycle and Successfully Engage with Life.  Dr. Shanker knows all children [...]

13 01, 2017

Self-Reg Conference in Winnipeg: Calming the “Red” Brain

By | January 13th, 2017|

Winnipeg School Division's Student Services and Inclusion Support Services in conjunction with the Healthy Minds Committee recently welcomed educators from across Manitoba for a two-day conference exploring the practice of self-regulation in schools within Dr. Stuart Shanker's Self-Reg framework. Read the full article here.

5 01, 2017

Our Top 10 Self-Reg Articles of 2016

By | January 5th, 2017|

2016 was a big year for us here at The MEHRIT Centre. In the summer, Dr. Shanker's book Self-Reg was published, and seemed to instantly strike a chord with parents and educators around the world. As an organization, we expanded our educational programs to include more courses and webinars, held several events across the country, launched [...]

4 01, 2017

The Greater Good Science Center’s Best Articles of 2016

By | January 4th, 2017|

Dr. Stuart Shanker's article for the Greater Good Science Center, Five Ways to Help Misbehaving Kids, was featured on two "Best Articles of 2016" lists. The original article was first published in August of 2016. Read the full articles below: Our Best Parenting Articles of 2016 Our Best Education Articles of [...]

12 12, 2016

Psychology Today: Self-Reg and Holiday Stress

By | December 12th, 2016|

"You have to be calm in order to enjoy being calm. If we’re over-stressed going into the holidays we’re likely to be over-stressed coming out." In this article, Dr. Shanker discusses the reasons why the winter holidays are often more stressful than they are restorative, and how we can tackle [...]