Shanker Self-Reg

5 03, 2019

Part 2: Reframing “Challenging Behaviour” in Kindergarten

By | 2019-02-25T11:46:29+00:00 March 5th, 2019|

Kindergarten marks a major transition in children’s lives: from being coddled infants to being treated as responsible individuals. They are students now, and as such they have to meet certain expectations, as noted in an article published on education.com: “He can follow the lead of a teacher and will honor [...]

5 02, 2019

See a Child Differently and You’ll See a Different Child

By | 2019-02-11T17:24:22+00:00 February 5th, 2019|

This was originally an article in the Self-Reg Parenting Magazine Vol 1 Issue 2. Take a look at this picture and tell me whether there’s something in the duck’s bill: Now take a look at this picture and tell me whether there is something in the rabbit’s mouth: This phenomenon [...]

29 01, 2019

How Can Self-Reg be the Foundation for Mental Well-being?

By | 2019-01-15T17:10:57+00:00 January 29th, 2019|

Psychiatrist Jean Clinton has been an internationally renowned expert and advocate for children’s mental health for over 30 years. We were thrilled to have Dr. Clinton at our summer symposium once again last summer. In her keynote address, Dr. Clinton drew from her wealth of experience and knowledge to address [...]

22 01, 2019

No Such Thing as a Bad Kid

By | 2019-02-13T11:06:47+00:00 January 22nd, 2019|

This was originally an article in the Self-Reg Parenting Magazine Vol 1 Issue 2 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 [...]

28 08, 2018

Developing Stress Awareness: My Mother’s and My Own

By | 2018-08-23T11:36:45+00:00 August 28th, 2018|

By: Nancy Niessen As I was pondering writing a post about Step 4 of Shanker Self-Reg, I began to reflect on stressors in the different domains for both my mother and I on the days she goes to medical appointments, when there are many stressors for both of us. This [...]

26 07, 2018

Two Big Takeaways from SRSS 2018

By | 2019-02-20T11:56:21+00:00 July 26th, 2018|

Well, it was yet another amazing Self-Reg Summer Symposium this year! My head is still spinning with some of the things I saw and heard, and the people I met. I wanted to share my thoughts about a couple of ideas that jumped out at me from Stuart’s “Luminary Sessions” [...]

19 07, 2018

Temper-Mindful: The Sweet & Subtle Wisdom of Chocolate

By | 2018-07-19T10:47:19+00:00 July 19th, 2018|

By: Susan Plummer Over the years I have tried to meditate many times using various techniques, including listening to tapes and soothing music, looking at a flickering candle, using alternate nostril breathing and many more. I always found that I felt more anxious and stressed once I'd finished than I had [...]

17 07, 2018

Will Self-Reg Fix My Relationship With…?

By | 2018-07-16T10:39:18+00:00 July 17th, 2018|

By: Nancy Niessen Shortly after writing my first blog for TMC, Reframing is Ageless, I had a challenging encounter with a particular relative. The big emotions I was feeling were an indicator of my stress level. A friend came to visit the next day and after I shared my frustrations, [...]

10 07, 2018

12 Self-Reg Misconceptions

By | 2018-07-09T14:52:16+00:00 July 10th, 2018|

Do you think you understand Self-Reg? Are you sure? Stuart Shanker and Susan Hopkins have come across a number of misconceptions about Self-Reg over the past few years. They deconstruct 12 of them in this video blog series. You can watch the videos at the links below or on our YouTube [...]

6 07, 2018

Roberta Reflects On Self-Reg, Hope, and the Difference One Year Can Make

By | 2018-07-04T16:28:25+00:00 July 6th, 2018|

Towards the end of 3 wonderful days working in Alert Bay, British Columbia, I asked Roberta, one of the most inspiring teachers that I've worked with over the last few years, if I could ask her a few questions on video about her Self-Reg journey. Little did I know that [...]

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