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Stuart Shanker
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Susan Hopkins
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1907, 2018

Temper-Mindful: The Sweet & Subtle Wisdom of Chocolate

By | July 19th, 2018|Categories: Self-Reg Blog|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

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. [...]

1707, 2018

Will Self-Reg Fix My Relationship With…?

By | July 17th, 2018|Categories: Self-Reg Blog|Tags: , , , , , |1 Comment

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 [...]

1207, 2018

Does It Take Just a Minute To Make a Difference?

By | July 12th, 2018|Categories: Self-Reg Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , |2 Comments

Sometimes I realize how quickly things can change. Everything is going well, until it's not. Before I took the Foundations 1 Course, I remember having many conversations with educators and administrators about students in my [...]

1007, 2018

12 Self-Reg Misconceptions

By | July 10th, 2018|Categories: Self-Reg Blog|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Do you think you understand Self-Reg? Are you sure? Stuart Shanker and Susan Hopkins have come across a number of misconceptions about Self-Reg over the past few years. They deconstruct 12 of them in this [...]

607, 2018

Roberta Reflects On Self-Reg, Hope, and the Difference One Year Can Make

By | July 6th, 2018|Categories: Self-Reg Blog|Tags: , , , , , , |1 Comment

Towards the end of 3 wonderful days working in Alert Bay, British Columbia, I asked Roberta, one of the most inspiring teachers that I've worked with over the last few years, if I could ask [...]

507, 2018

Those Hazy Crazy Days of SRSS

By | July 5th, 2018|Categories: Self-Reg Blog|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Just about three years ago today I stood in a parking lot at Trent University waiting for Susan Hopkins. It was the day before the very first Self-Reg Summer Symposium and Susan and I were [...]

2806, 2018

Unmotivated or Hooked? The Worrisome Pull Towards “Just One More Episode”

By | June 28th, 2018|Categories: Self-Reg Blog|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

The other night I “pulled the plug” on Netflix for good. It was an easy decision after I used a Self-Reg lens to reframe a parenting problem I’d been struggling with for several months. Here’s [...]

2606, 2018

Caregiver Burnout: Recognizing the Mounting Stressors

By | June 26th, 2018|Categories: Self-Reg Blog|1 Comment

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. [...]

1906, 2018

The Self-Reg View of: Freedom

By | June 19th, 2018|Categories: Self-Reg Blog|0 Comments

Balance ⊢ Freedom I am still trying to understand the meaning of what we saw on the weekend of March 24, 2018: the March for our Lives. Teens around the world, rising up against – what [...]

1206, 2018

10, 9, 8, 7… | A Self-Reg Look At Countdowns

By | June 12th, 2018|Categories: Self-Reg Blog|2 Comments

Countdowns. As we're approaching the middle of June, there's no doubt about it that year-end countdowns will start soon. The warmer weather doesn't help with this. I often say that the weather puts children into [...]

506, 2018

The Girl In Red: Reframing a Management Strategy

By | June 5th, 2018|Categories: Self-Reg Blog|0 Comments

By: Dr. Laura Cesaroni This happened recently, with a 7 year old girl. I asked, "How was your day at school?”  Truly I wasn't attending closely, looking down, and busy taking notes. Silence. I pause, this feels [...]

2905, 2018

Why I Love Hearing Dr. Shanker Speak Live

By | May 29th, 2018|Categories: Self-Reg Blog|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

I have many reasons to look forward to the Self-Reg Summer Symposium each year. One of them is meeting people: I work on my own out of a home office, so I don’t get the [...]

2205, 2018

Self-Reg Gets an Enthusiastic Response in New Zealand

By | May 22nd, 2018|Categories: Self-Reg Blog|0 Comments

By: Norah Fryer I have known and learned from Stuart Shanker for 10 years. I feel fortunate to have been to be influenced by Stuart, and I share his belief that our ability to engage [...]

1405, 2018

Teens and Motivation: Are We Focusing On the Wrong Part of the Brain?

By | May 14th, 2018|Categories: Self-Reg Blog|Tags: , , , , , , |1 Comment

In some ways, Janus would be the perfect symbol for Self-Reg. Partly, because Janus was the god of beginnings and transitions; but mostly, because Janus’ two faces were supposed to represent looking to the future [...]

105, 2018

When And How Do Perceptions Matter?

By | May 1st, 2018|Categories: Self-Reg Blog|0 Comments

My teaching partner, Paula, and I spend a lot of time discussing Self-Reg. We often talk about our students, and what we're noticing in the classroom.  Is their behaviour changing? Why might it be changing? [...]

2404, 2018

The Importance of Fun in Kids’ Self-Regulation

By | April 24th, 2018|Categories: Self-Reg Blog|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

This post is part of our Everyday Self-Reg series. When I was 21, my buddy Tom and I had this half-baked, youthfully idealistic notion that a lot of the world’s problems and conflicts could be [...]

1604, 2018

Girls, Body Image, and Food

By | April 16th, 2018|Categories: Self-Reg Blog|1 Comment

Susan Hopkins initiates a discussion on how best to help girls develop healthy and positive relationships with their bodies and food. She shares some of her own experiences around this issue and talks about the [...]

2703, 2018

Reframing Is Ageless

By | March 27th, 2018|Categories: Self-Reg Blog|1 Comment

By: Nancy Niessen When I began formally learning about Self-Regulation I was an educator in the public school system looking for ways to better support my students. In particular, I wanted to find more ways [...]

1403, 2018

When Not Complying Is The Self-Regulated Choice

By | March 14th, 2018|Categories: Self-Reg Blog|Tags: , , , |13 Comments

Today was a Day 4, which means that I have a prep period at the end of the day: it's music. Since we don't have a separate music room at our school, our music teacher [...]

2202, 2018

What Is the Most Important Factor in Good Parenting?

By | February 22nd, 2018|Categories: Self-Reg Blog|Tags: , , , , , , |3 Comments

This post is part of our Everyday Self-Reg series. I have spent almost thirty years writing about parenting. That includes: over 150 magazine articles more than a dozen parenting booklets brochures, blogs and web content [...]