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Contributions on the Self-Reg Community blog page come from various members of our TMC team and folks in our Self-Reg Foundations program.
23 10, 2018

What Does It Really Mean To Restore?

By | 2018-10-16T11:28:47+00:00 October 23rd, 2018|

By: Nancy Niessen I thought I knew what Step 5 of Shanker Self-Reg was all about. As I delved into Step 5 more deeply in the Level 2 Facilitator Program, my understanding became fuzzy before becoming clear again. Step 5 is about restoring balance in all five of our domains: [...]

16 10, 2018

Stressors Experienced by Parents Raising “Differently Wired” Children

By | 2018-10-15T12:13:58+00:00 October 16th, 2018|

By: Vicki Parnell Lost papers…missed meetings…kids showing up at school without the right supplies… I have been “that parent,” and I often wonder what our lives looked like to the educators who worked with my family! I’m the mother of two young people with multiple “invisible” disabilities, and in my [...]

9 10, 2018

Step Away From the Stickers

By | 2018-10-09T11:51:17+00:00 October 9th, 2018|

By: Lisa Cranston, EdD Jenni and her mother pull up in front of the school.  Jenni started kindergarten two weeks ago and every day when her mother drops her off, the separation is marked by tears and screaming.  Jenni’s mom reminds her, “Remember - no tears today Jenni and you’ll [...]

2 10, 2018

How I Was Able to Help My Daughter Survive Using My Traditions & Self-Reg

By | 2018-10-03T10:29:59+00:00 October 2nd, 2018|

By: Jessica Chisholm I would like to acknowledge the elders for their teachings as I share and continue to learn on our journey of Self-Reg. As an ECE, I’m able to provide support to children with many developmental approaches, however the most successful approaches to helping children have been my [...]

18 09, 2018

The Magic of Not Knowing

By | 2018-09-17T13:50:28+00:00 September 18th, 2018|

By: Louise Lamont We live in a world of duality where we use the language of opposites to describe our experiences and phenomena. In its essence and simplicity, the duality paradigm is endless in its descriptions of light/dark, good/evil, black/white, right/wrong, young/old, happy/sad, and life/death, to name a few. Given [...]

28 08, 2018

Developing Stress Awareness: My Mother’s and My Own

By | 2018-08-23T11:36:45+00:00 August 28th, 2018|

By: Nancy Niessen As I was pondering writing a post about Step 4 of Shanker Self-Reg, I began to reflect on stressors in the different domains for both my mother and I on the days she goes to medical appointments, when there are many stressors for both of us. This [...]

24 07, 2018

How Many Children in the Dramatic Play Centre?

By | 2018-07-20T11:25:52+00:00 July 24th, 2018|

By: Lisa Cranston, Ed.D. When I first began teaching kindergarten many years ago, my teaching partner and I spent the summer setting up the classroom with a wide variety of learning centres – block play, dramatic play, water table, book centre, playdough table, and so on. Once the classroom was [...]

19 07, 2018

Temper-Mindful: The Sweet & Subtle Wisdom of Chocolate

By | 2018-07-19T10:47:19+00:00 July 19th, 2018|

By: Susan Plummer Over the years I have tried to meditate many times using various techniques, including listening to tapes and soothing music, looking at a flickering candle, using alternate nostril breathing and many more. I always found that I felt more anxious and stressed once I'd finished than I had [...]

17 07, 2018

Will Self-Reg Fix My Relationship With…?

By | 2018-07-16T10:39:18+00:00 July 17th, 2018|

By: Nancy Niessen Shortly after writing my first blog for TMC, Reframing is Ageless, I had a challenging encounter with a particular relative. The big emotions I was feeling were an indicator of my stress level. A friend came to visit the next day and after I shared my frustrations, [...]

26 06, 2018

Caregiver Burnout: Recognizing the Mounting Stressors

By | 2018-06-25T14:50:57+00:00 June 26th, 2018|

By: Nancy Niessen I don’t know a lot about caregiver burnout when it comes to elderly family members. It’s something I plan to read up on because I feel like I’m experiencing it these days. As I wrote about in my last blog for TMC, Reframing is Ageless, I am [...]

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