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In his book, Dr. Shanker, who is also the chief executive of the MEHRIT Centre, an organization that provides training to school boards, offers plenty of anecdotes of how his process has transformed parents’ and teachers’ perspectives and improved families’ lives. Dr. Shanker shares: “So what are we supposed to do? Well, there are all sorts of self-regulating activities – in other words, activities that actually replenish energy, like playing in nature, or just playing, sports and music. There’s a long list. What parents have to ask themselves is whether an activity actually reduces stress or increases stress. For my sons, the effect of physical exercise is transformative. But there’s no one-size-fits-all. Parents have to find out through experimenting what works for their kids.” 

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