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We help parents, caregivers, and organizations working with families learn to read and reframe dysregulated stress behaviour while developing the skills and strategies to support children’s improved self-regulation and overall well-being. Self-Reg gives us the tools to reframe behaviour, co-regulate, enhance resilience, and restore calm, energy, and joy. 


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"A child will never learn to ask why about their own behaviour
if their parents have never asked why in relation to theirs." Stuart Shanker


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Self-Reg for Parents

The ultimate, long-term Self-Reg goal is to help children acquire the necessary understanding of when and how to manage their own energy and tension, so they can adapt to the various stresses of life. But Self-Reg is also personal. If we are going to support our children’s self-regulation we first have to…

Stressors Experienced by Parents Raising “Differently Wired” Children

Stressors Experienced by Parents Raising “Differently Wired” Children

I’m the mother of two young people with multiple “invisible” disabilities, and in my consulting work I support parents of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). These experiences have given me insight into…

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“Reframing” Challenging Behaviour

Parents of new babies are forever asking why. “Why is she crying? Is she hungry, wet, scared, lonely, bored?” Since we can’t just ask her, we put on our detective’s hat. We think back to previous occasions, experiment with trial-and-error, ask somebody knowledgeable. Things start to change around the age of three…


Parenting quote from Stuart Shanker: A child or teen will only process our lessons about the 
importance of truthfulness, when they feel safe and secure.


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What is Self-Reg?

Self-Reg is a pathway to calm, resilience, motivation, learning, & well-being.

Early Years



The Shanker Method

5 Domain Framework

Free Self-Reg 101 Webinar

Our Mission & Values

About Stuart Shanker

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Explore how learning Shanker Self-Reg can help your approach to behaviour, dysregulation, emotions and any of the challenges that brought you to Self-Reg as a someone who cares.

Level 1 Certificate Programs

*NEW* Education Assistants

Early Childhood Development

Self-Reg Foundations

School Leadership

ASK Courses

Reframing Bullying

Enhancing Resilience

Self-Reg Parenting

Learning for Teams

On-Demand Webinars

Upcoming Events

Summer Symposium

Book a Presenter

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Self-Reg can be practical, community based and woven with other initiatives, movements or priorities. How can you bring Self-Reg to your community or context?

What is Applied Self-Reg Knowledge?

Blogs & Vlogs


Webinars & Upcoming Events

School Leadership Certificate

Learning Facilitator's Certificate

Living, Learning & Linking Certificate

Self-Reg Schools Handbook


Mentoring & Consulting

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Havens are our dream for all! A Self-Reg Haven is a place where everyone feels safe in every way: physically, emotionally, socially, and culturally.

I Know a Haven When I Find One

5 Self-Reg Haven Look Fors

Havens 101: Group Learning

RADAR Project Planning Tool

Self-Reg Schools Handbook

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Enhancing Resilience In Children & Youth

Certificate Program Starts June 20th

Facilitated Certificates

Self-Directed Courses

On-Demand Webinars

Events - Live & Online

Tools & Strategies

Speakers & Presentations

Books & Publications

Blogs & Vlogs


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Translated Resources

Media Releases

Meet Our Team


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