Dr. Stuart Shanker

22 01, 2019

No Such Thing as a Bad Kid

By | 2019-01-14T14:39:08+00:00 January 22nd, 2019|

Children have such different ways of responding to being over-stressed. Some get physically ill. Some get nervous and anxious. Some become manic and hyperactive. Some have trouble going to sleep and others don’t want to do anything but sleep. Some won’t say a word and others won’t stop talking. Some [...]

17 01, 2019

Transitioning to Kindergarten Without The Stress: A Self-Reg focused approach to welcoming children to school

By | 2019-01-15T13:33:00+00:00 January 17th, 2019|

By: Tiffany Goulet The first day of school... For some it’s exciting, for others terrifying. For some it’s long awaited, for others it arrived too soon. For some they feel ready, for others not at all. No matter how differently we all feel about this transition, we can surely agree [...]

15 01, 2019

The Clean Up Conundrum — We Know That Self-Reg Is The Answer, But What Can We Do?

By | 2019-01-13T12:32:09+00:00 January 15th, 2019|

Usually when I contribute a post to The MEHRIT Centre blog, I do so as a way to share reflections, celebrate a success, and discuss some possible next steps. My posts are always about what I know to be true. This doesn't mean that I don't make mistakes along the way, and [...]

8 01, 2019

Words Matter. But Sometimes the Interbrain Matters More.

By | 2019-01-15T17:09:52+00:00 January 8th, 2019|

How many times have you really needed and wanted to support a stressed out person, only to find that your supportive words just didn’t do the trick? (Pick me!) I’m sure we’ve all had this experience. It’s not always easy to find the right words to say to someone in [...]

21 12, 2018

The Time Mom “Went Limbic” Over Some Pancakes

By | 2018-12-20T22:41:12+00:00 December 21st, 2018|

“Can you cut my pancakes for me mom?” “No Siena, you need to cut your own pancakes.” Then came the 9-year-old version of a protest: that slumped over, big sigh drama moment about the unfairness of my response. In a perfectly non-Self-Reg parenting moment I responded, “You are more than [...]

26 10, 2017

Hearts and Rainbows: The Brain’s Beautifully Imperfect Reward System

By | 2018-01-24T17:05:36+00:00 October 26th, 2017|

By: Lindsay Pearson I am a professional who has spent the last 12 years immersing myself into the world of early childhood education, honing my skills and focusing all my efforts on helping teachers and caregivers support social-emotional development in early childhood classroom settings. I began this Self-Reg journey wearing [...]

21 11, 2016

​Is this Self-Reg? 5 Misconceptions about Self-Reg in Schools​

By | 2017-01-24T11:30:47+00:00 November 21st, 2016|

We are seeing the most extraordinary results when educators and parents practice Self-Reg. There are also MANY Self-Reg misconceptions out there, even from those advocating for self-regulation as a foundation of education. In this video blog, I explore 5 misunderstandings that I often come across often in my work as [...]

8 10, 2015

Self-Reg and the Prosocial Domain

By | 2018-01-26T14:11:39+00:00 October 8th, 2015|

SELF-REGULATION |  5 DOMAINS OF SELF–REG: Prosocial Domain The crux of Self-Reg is that we are born with a brain that expects social engagement. Antisocial behaviour in a child is not the norm. Clearly there are biological mechanisms that, in the wrong circumstances lead to antisocial behaviour. Equally clearly there [...]

1 10, 2015

How the Self-Reg Foundations Program Emerged

By | 2018-01-26T14:06:36+00:00 October 1st, 2015|

Several of the speakers at our Summer Symposium 2015 picked up on the theme that self-regulation is ushering in a “paradigm-revolution” in educational thinking, and not simply another “paradigm-shift.” That is, that what we are witnessing is not just another swing in the “authoritarian/authoritative” pendulum, but a conceptual revolution grounded [...]

30 09, 2015

10 Self-Reg Lessons Learned

By | 2018-01-26T14:03:38+00:00 September 30th, 2015|

Click here to download this article as a formatted PDF. 1. Build a relationship: self-regulation is only made possible, and proceeds from a strong relationship. 2. Keep your eyes on the target: the focus, when we’re working on self-regulation, has to be on the self-regulation itself and not some secondary [...]

X