John Hoffman

About John Hoffman

John has had three distinct careers that have blended together at times: roots musician, stay-at-home father and freelance writer. A former long-time columnist and feature writer for Today’s Parent, John now specializes in knowledge translation, blogging and writing for not-profit organizations like The MEHRIT Centre, The Psychology Foundation of Canada and Dad Central Ontario.
23 06, 2016

The Buzz About the Book!

By | 2016-10-31T22:09:34+00:00 June 23rd, 2016|

Stuart Shanker’s new book, Self-Reg: How to Help Your Child (and You) Break the Stress Cycle and Successfully Engage with Life created an instant buzz when it was released on June 21. In fact, on that very day, the first day it was available for purchase, Dr. Shanker’s new book [...]

20 06, 2016

Fathers and Self-Regulation in Families

By | 2018-01-10T12:58:09+00:00 June 20th, 2016|

I have spent more than 25 years writing about fatherhood, and I am a father of three grown young men. Getting into self-regulation has given me a new way of looking at fatherhood issues. I’m particularly interested in how father involvement affects the self-regulation of fathers and their partners, because [...]

22 10, 2015

The Meaning of Caring: Self-Regulation, Empathy and the Roots of “Safe”

By | 2017-11-22T15:46:32+00:00 October 22nd, 2015|

Summary of Dr. Stuart Shanker's Keynote Presentation, Self-regulation Summer Symposium, July 2015.   A focus on self-regulation can support the four main pillars of education: literacy, numeracy, social/emotional learning and safe schools. With respect to safe schools, the question is not simply preventing harm, it is also about creating environments [...]

26 09, 2015

Adolescence & Self-Regulation: What do we know? Dr. Jean Clinton

By | 2016-10-31T22:09:39+00:00 September 26th, 2015|

Adolescence and self-regulation. What do we know? What myths are ready to be banished? How long did you say it lasts? Keynote presentation Self-regulation Summer Symposium, July 17, 2015. Presented by Jean Clinton, Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Neurosciences at McMaster University Dr. Clinton is a physician (child [...]

22 09, 2015

Paradigm Revolution: Self-Reg in Schools and Communities

By | 2016-10-31T22:09:39+00:00 September 22nd, 2015|

A Summary of Dr. Shanker's Keynote at the Self-Reg Summer Symposium 2015 What is a paradigm revolution? A paradigm revolution is more profound than a paradigm shift. What people refer as a paradigm shift is often the result of bouncing around trying to find the best way to reach a [...]