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n his new book, “Self-Reg: How to Help Your Child (and You) Break the Stress Cycle and Successfully Engage With Life,” Dr. Stuart Shanker argues that much of children’s misbehavior and many of their tantrums and breakdowns are really the result of stress. He is not talking about having too much homework, though that might also be a factor, but rather about “stressors,” outside forces that make it difficult for many children to calm down and focus on the tasks we set before them — from social interaction to academic achievement.

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