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Schools across Canada are seeing an increase in what they regard as “out of control behaviour”. Schools are in red brain, and those within are overwhelmed with intense stress and emotions. This dysregulation affects learning, concentration, and engagement. What is going on?

As Self-Reggers we’re always asking “why” because we want to get to the heart of the problem and on this episode of The Self-Reg Show Stuart Shanker and Susan Hopkins ask “why” schools are facing such challenges with their students.

They discuss how to reframe the behaviour to find the underlying causes of stress these kids are facing and how understanding just the first step of Self-Reg can have an impact.

Created as part of our Self-Reg Show podcast series. Subscribe & Download on your favourite platform and check out all our great podcasts here.

Episode Quotes

“We know that one of the things that children tend to do when they are overstressed in a group situation, for example of a birthday party, is they bounce off each other as a way of recruiting catecholamines. They’re ramping up each other and they are they or getting a shot of norepinephrine or epinephrine and, and it just kind of escalates.”

“But I think all of us, we’re hearing from schools across Canada and around the world that are seeing an increase in what they regard as out of control behaviour. And it’s not just schools; It’s the early childhood centres and parents. Exactly, yeah.”

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