Self-Reg, Social Justice & Democracy

Self-Reg, Social Justice & Democracy

The Future Lies in the Hands of Self-Reg Parents, Schools, and Communities I first started thinking about social justice and democracy when I was 16 years old. I had just attended a political rally where Pierre Elliot Trudeau talked about a Just Society: one in which...
The Self-Reg View of: Overcoming Barriers

The Self-Reg View of: Overcoming Barriers

Back in 2001, David Sobel, an Education Prof at Antioch University in New England, published a fascinating book called Children’s Special Places. He was interested in the question of when and why children build forts. This typically begins around the age of 5 or 6....
The Self-Reg View of Depression

The Self-Reg View of Depression

I had such a thought-provoking experience the other day. Friends had asked me to talk to their young teen about some trouble he’d gotten into at school over, of all things, his refusal to finish a science project. His teacher had given him an extension and, when he...
The Self-Reg View of Kids Gone Wild

The Self-Reg View of Kids Gone Wild

The title of today’s blog is intended to refer, not to the abhorrent series of videos of a similar name, but to John Ratey and Richard Manning’s wonderful new book, Go Wild: Free your body and mind from the afflictions of civilization (2014). Their argument...
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