Stuart Shanker
Stuart Shanker is an expert advisor with and a Distinguished Research Professor of Philosophy and Psychology, and Director of the Milton and Ethel Harris Research Initiative at York University. He has recently helped launched the Canadian Self-Regulation Initiative, in B.C. and Ontario. For more information go to

Entries by Stuart Shanker

Why Are Canadian Kids So Stressed Out?

(0) Comments | Posted April 10, 2014 | 8:34 AM

Something quite remarkable is happening across Canada today: suddenly everyone is talking about self-regulation. They're not always sure they know what it means, let alone what to do about it. But there is a widespread awareness that self-regulation is one of those scientific breakthroughs that heralds a turning...

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How Can a Five-Year-Old Be Stressed?

(3) Comments | Posted December 6, 2012 | 11:10 PM

Childhood is changing and we'd better start to address it soon.

Ongoing research on kids' psychological development suggests that kids who are excessively withdrawn, or hyper-reactive, or act out too much are often sending a signal that their stress levels are too high. There is also a growing amount of...

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