Stuart Shanker
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Dr. Stuart Shanker is a Distinguished Research Professor of Philosophy and Psychology at York University and the CEO of the MEHRIT Centre, Ltd. (www.self-reg.ca). Stuart has served as an advisor on early child development to government organizations across Canada and the US, and in countries around the world. He is the author of Self-Reg: How To Help Your Child (and You) Break the Stress Cycle and Successfully Engage with Life (The Penguin Press).

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Cutting Stress Can Curb Your Child's Problem Behaviour

(0) Comments | Posted June 21, 2016 | 1:58 PM

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Control yourself!

Behave!

Try harder!

None of us are at our best when we're tired or stressed out, especially kids. In fact, much of what we see as "misbehaviour" in kids is actually "stress behaviour" -- the result of being...

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Ongoing research on kids' psychological development suggests that kids who are excessively withdrawn, or hyper-reactive, or act out too much are often sending a signal that their stress levels are too high.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