Self-Reg Parenting Course

Self-Reg Parenting Course 2018-09-07T12:43:55+00:00

Self-Reg Parenting, TMC’s new online course for parents is now available!

Self-Reg Parenting is designed to help parents apply Shanker Self-Reg® in their day-to-day parenting. This ten-module, video-based course is completely self-directed. Register any time you like and review the content at your own convenience. You can take up to six months to complete the course.


This self-directed course, delivered through TMC’s e-school, explains the principles of Shanker Self-Reg®, and practical ways parents can use Self-Reg to:

  • gain a whole new understanding of their child’s behaviour and how to respond to it

  • learn the impacts of excess stress on children’s behaviour and mood

  • come to grips with their own stress and how it affects their parenting

  • identify and address the subtle and hidden stressors that affect children in ways that parents might not realize

  • find out how other parents use Self-Reg strategies to deal with real-life parenting situations and problems


The course material consists of videos which parents can watch at a their convenience, and rewatch as often as they like over a 6 month period.

Contributors to the course content include:

  • Dr. Stuart Shanker, originator of the Self-Reg framework and author of Self-Reg: How to help your child (and you) break the stress cycle and successfully engage with life

  • Dr. Susan Hopkins, Executive Director of the MEHRIT Centre

  • Dr. Jean Clinton, a child and adolescent psychiatrist from McMaster University with a special interest in parenting and parent-child relationships

  • Vicki Parnell, administrator of the Self-Reg Parenting Facebook Group

Dr. Shanker and Susan Hopkins provide the core information on Self-Reg and the five-step Shanker Method®. The course will also show parents how to apply Self-Reg strategies in their day-to-day parenting through videos with Vicki Parnell. It includes videos in which parents share their experiences and “aha moments” of using Self-Reg strategies in a variety of practical real life settings.

  • Module 1: What Is Self-Reg?

  • Module 2: The 5 Domains

  • Module 3: Reframe

  • Module 4: Recognize

  • Module 5: Reduce

  • Module 6: Reflect

  • Module 7: Respond

  • Module 8: Putting It All Into Practice

  • Module 9: In the Heat of the Moment

  • Module 10: Sharing Self-Reg With Other Adults

Join us and continue applying Shanker Self-Reg® to your daily parenting with the support of other parents like you.