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10 03, 2017

Psychology Today: Why is My Child So Mentally Lazy?

By | March 10th, 2017|

The distinction between laziness and stress-behaviour is pivotal to Self-Reg, and absolutely critical if we’re going to help these kids – and their parents! – do well at school, and not make the problem worse. Read the full article here.

8 03, 2017

Teach Ontario: Professional Learning Webinar with Dr. Shanker

By | March 8th, 2017|

Dr. Shanker joined the Teach Ontario team to discuss his research on the impact of excessive stress on child development and behaviour, which has received enthusiastic attention in North America and worldwide. Watch the intimate one-on-one interview to learn more about The Shanker Method. Watch the webinar below or by clicking [...]

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.