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Stuart Shanker
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204, 2019

Learning and Letting Go in a Japanese Bathhouse

By | April 2nd, 2019|Categories: Self-Reg Blog, Self-Reg Community|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

By Melissa Raine During a recent ski holiday in Japan, I had the opportunity to experience an onsen, a hot springs pool where the venerable Japanese tradition of communal bathing is practiced. Bathers are often [...]

2603, 2019

Here’s To A House With The Most: A Self-Reg Look At Our Dramatic Play Space

By | March 26th, 2019|Categories: Self-Reg Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |2 Comments

As a Kindergarten teacher, I understand the value of dramatic play. I know that students communicate much of their thinking and learning in this way. There are so many opportunities for oral language, including the development [...]

1903, 2019

Part 3: Considering The Different Kinds of “Why?”

By | March 19th, 2019|Categories: Self-Reg Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

The Self-Reg educator or parent seeks to understand, rather than manage a child’s behaviour. In effect, what is being reframed here is what it means to see the Kindergarten teacher as a professional and not a glorified [...]

503, 2019

Part 2: Reframing “Challenging Behaviour” in Kindergarten

By | March 5th, 2019|Categories: Self-Reg Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |3 Comments

Kindergarten marks a major transition in children’s lives: from being coddled infants to being treated as responsible individuals. They are students now, and as such they have to meet certain expectations, as noted in an [...]

2802, 2019

“It’s not tight enough!” One Child’s Experience of Tactile Defensiveness

By | February 28th, 2019|Categories: Self-Reg Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

By: Alison Cass Ronald,* age five, is an empathetic and hard working child. His parents have taught him love, kindness and compassion. Each day he works harder than most children in my kindergarten class. Ronald [...]

2602, 2019

Singing goodbye to my mom: How the five practices of Self-Reg are helping me through my grief

By | February 26th, 2019|Categories: Self-Reg Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |9 Comments

My mom closed her eyes for the last time on a Sunday night last September and she took her last breath almost 5 days later. Over a short series of blogs to follow, I will [...]

1902, 2019

“Reframing” Challenging Behaviour, Part 1: Blue Brain, Red Brain, and Brown Brain

By | February 19th, 2019|Categories: Self-Reg Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |3 Comments

The Different Kinds of “Why?”   Parents of new babies are forever asking why. “Why is she crying? Is she hungry, wet, scared, lonely, bored?” Since we can’t just ask her, we put on our [...]

1202, 2019

My Dysregulated Day … And How I Almost Missed It

By | February 12th, 2019|Categories: Self-Reg Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |6 Comments

The more that you learn about Self-Reg, the more that it seems to govern your views of everything in your life. Sometimes I'm sure that Stuart Shanker's questions of, "Why?" and "Why now?" never leave [...]

502, 2019

See a Child Differently and You’ll See a Different Child

By | February 5th, 2019|Categories: Self-Reg Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |6 Comments

This was originally an article in the Self-Reg Parenting Magazine Vol 1 Issue 2. Take a look at this picture and tell me whether there’s something in the duck’s bill: Now take a look at [...]

2901, 2019

How Can Self-Reg be the Foundation for Mental Well-being?

By | January 29th, 2019|Categories: Self-Reg Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Psychiatrist Jean Clinton has been an internationally renowned expert and advocate for children’s mental health for over 30 years. We were thrilled to have Dr. Clinton at our summer symposium once again last summer. In [...]

2201, 2019

No Such Thing as a Bad Kid

By | January 22nd, 2019|Categories: Self-Reg Blog|Tags: , , , , , |13 Comments

This was originally an article in the Self-Reg Parenting Magazine Vol 1 Issue 2 Children have such different ways of responding to being over-stressed. Some get physically ill. Some get nervous and anxious. Some become [...]

1701, 2019

Transitioning to Kindergarten Without The Stress: A Self-Reg focused approach to welcoming children to school

By | January 17th, 2019|Categories: Self-Reg Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |1 Comment

By: Tiffany Goulet The first day of school... For some it’s exciting, for others terrifying. For some it’s long awaited, for others it arrived too soon. For some they feel ready, for others not at [...]

1501, 2019

The Clean Up Conundrum — We Know That Self-Reg Is The Answer, But What Can We Do?

By | January 15th, 2019|Categories: Self-Reg Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |23 Comments

Usually when I contribute a post to The MEHRIT Centre blog, I do so as a way to share reflections, celebrate a success, and discuss some possible next steps. My posts are always about what I [...]

801, 2019

Words Matter. But Sometimes the Interbrain Matters More.

By | January 8th, 2019|Categories: Self-Reg Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , |1 Comment

How many times have you really needed and wanted to support a stressed out person, only to find that your supportive words just didn’t do the trick? (Pick me!) I’m sure we’ve all had this [...]

2112, 2018

The Time Mom “Went Limbic” Over Some Pancakes

By | December 21st, 2018|Categories: Self-Reg Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

“Can you cut my pancakes for me mom?” “No Siena, you need to cut your own pancakes.” Then came the 9-year-old version of a protest: that slumped over, big sigh drama moment about the unfairness [...]

1112, 2018

Reaching Out: The Most Important Parenting Skill of All?

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

I recognized the tone of voice right away. My friend Mara* was on the line. (*names changed at family’s request) “How are you doing?” I asked. “I’ve been better,” she replied. Mara’s voice caught a [...]

412, 2018

My Sick Day: Making It Through Thanks To Foundations 1

By | December 4th, 2018|Categories: Self-Reg Blog|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

It's the start of cold and flu season in Ontario. I often joked that I was "immune to getting sick," having spent so many years around kids and germs, but this year, it got me. [...]

2011, 2018

Blue Brain Red Brain Balance is the Key

By | November 20th, 2018|Categories: Self-Reg Blog|Tags: , , , , |2 Comments

Parents are forever asking us: “Can Self-Reg help me with my child’s challenging behaviours? Nothing I say or do seems to help.” Self-Reg will indeed make a difference—a huge one—in dealing with problems like explosive [...]

611, 2018

The Adult Version Of “Can I Play Too?”: My Experience With Social Stressors

By | November 6th, 2018|Categories: Self-Reg Blog|0 Comments

I am currently enrolled in a Teacher Leadership course through our Board. This is the second face-to-face course that I've taken, and in both cases, I've struggled with the same thing: those initial social interactions. If I [...]

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