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21 12, 2018

The Time Mom “Went Limbic” Over Some Pancakes

By | 2019-02-14T17:41:12+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 [...]

15 02, 2018

Can Self-Reg Help Me Brave the Before Care Program?

By | 2018-03-10T17:21:17+00:00 February 15th, 2018|

For the past 1 1/2 years, our Kindergarten classroom has been used for a Kindergarten After Care Program. As somebody that likes organization in the classroom, and the ability to come in early and stay late (if I want), the idea of sharing our classroom terrified me. But I did [...]

12 02, 2018

Supporting My Daughter Through a Big Disappointment: How We Respond to Strong Emotion as a Self-Reg Parent

By | 2018-02-12T16:30:30+00:00 February 12th, 2018|

Susan Hopkins and Stuart Shanker use a situation from Susan’s parenting experience as a teachable moment about the Self-Reg approach to helping children deal with strong emotions. They discuss the difference between the cognitive approach — trying to help the child understand and process the strong feelings — and the Self-Reg [...]

8 02, 2018

The Self-Reg View of Constant Craving

By | 2018-02-21T15:37:46+00:00 February 8th, 2018|

By: Dr. Stuart Shanker Experiments are all around us, if only we take the time to observe and reflect on them. We just had one with our 16-year-old son that would have been so easy to dismiss as yet another absurd teenager annoyance. But this one clearly demanded a bit [...]

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