Parent Portal

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Parent Self-Reg Portal

The Parent Self-Reg Portal is a moderated online community for parents interested in exploring The Shanker Method® of Self-Reg through short videos from Dr. Stuart Shanker and many others working with families and self-regulation. Parent Portal has a discussion forum and members each have a private ePortfolio area to gather their favorite content.

We are in the midst of one of the most exciting and profound revolutions ever seen in our understanding of how to enhance healthy child development. Scientists have uncovered the fundamental importance of self-regulation for your child’s wellbeing – and your own! And what’s most exciting is that our ability to self-regulate is something that we can always work on, always improve.

Self-regulation is about how we deal with stress. And there sure is a lot of it in today’s world. That’s not to say that stress is a bad thing. The fact is that development – emotional and social as well as physical and spiritual — is driven by stress. But the stress load has to be manageable. When it’s too great, growth is stalled and can even be set back. So it’s essential that we learn how to keep our child’s stress – and our own! – in a manageable range.

For this to be possible, you will need to know:

  • What is stress?

  • What are the big stressors in your child’s life: hidden as well as overt?

  • When your child is becoming over-stressed?

  • Why?

  • Most important of all, what to do about it?

Some examples of the major topics covered:

* What is the difference between good stress and bad stress?  * How can I tell when my child is under too much stress and what do I do?  * Why doesn’t my child know when he/ she has had too much?  * How can I tell the difference between misbehavior and stress behavior?   * What is the difference between self-regulation and self-control?  *  Why isn’t my child able to explain why they are upset?  *  Why can’t I just tell my child to stop misbehaving?  *  Why are the teenage years so hard for my child?

Join a community of parents dedicated to the science and practice of Shanker Self-Reg®!

Register for Parent Portal

As the Self-Reg eSchool is a web-based learning environment, the following technical requirements must be in place to ensure optimal performance and accessibility.


  • A desktop computer or laptop is required

  • Tablets (e.g., iPad, Surface) and smartphones are not recommended

  • Speakers (or headphones, ear buds, etc.) are required

Internet Connection

  • A high-speed internet connection is required

Internet Browsers

Although we cannot guarantee the reliability of a given browser, there are two that we do recommend:

  • Google Chrome (Windows and Mac)

  • Apple Safari (Mac)

It’s highly recommended that the latest version of the software be installed.

Additional Requirements

Please ensure you have JavaScript and Adobe Flash Player installed on your computer and cookies enabled on your internet browser.

If you have any questions, please send an email to