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The first parenting book to bring the science and psychology of children’s behavior together to build brain/body awareness for self-regulation and success.

Self-Reg is a ground-breaking book that presents an entirely new understanding of your child’s emotions and behavior, serving as a practical guide for parents to help their kids engage calmly and successfully in learning and life. Rooted in decades of clinical practice and research by leading child psychologist Dr. Stuart Shanker, Self-Reg realigns the power of the parent-child relationship for positive change. Self-regulation is the nervous system’s way of responding to stress. We are seeing a generation of children and teens with excessively high levels of stress and, as a result, an explosion of emotional, social, learning, behavior, and physical health problems. But few parents recognize the hidden stressors that their children are struggling with—the physiological as well as social and emotional stressors. An entrenched view of child rearing is seeing our children as lacking self-control or willpower, but the real basis for these problems lies in excessive stress.

Self-regulation can dramatically improve a child’s mood, attention, and concentration. It can help children to feel empathy and to develop the sorts of virtues that every parent knows are vital for their child’s long-term well-being. Self-regulation brings about a profound and lasting transformation that continues to mature throughout life. Shanker translates decades of his findings from working with children into practical, prescriptive advice for parents, giving them concrete ways to develop their self-regulation skills and teach their children how to do the same for optimal learning, social and emotional growth, and overall well-being.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Brilliant. In this illuminating and accessible breakthrough book, Stuart Shanker makes a powerful case for understanding children’s behavior and misbehavior using the lens of self-regulation. I will never see children in the same way. I recommend Self-Reg to any parent, educator, or mental health professional who wants to understand children at the deepest levels, and who wants a practical technique for helping a stressed-out child feel safe and engaged.”

    Michael Thompson, PhD, New York Times bestselling author

  • “Capping a lifetime of studying and thinking about children’s emotions and behavior, the brilliant Stuart Shanker presents us with this stupendous gift, a true tour de force, in which he dismantles and elegantly reassembles—so that the layperson can understand—one of the most complicated mechanisms of the mind: self-regulation. Parents, rejoice! Read this book and you will be able to teach your children (and yourselves!) the practical, immensely valuable, and enormously satisfying skills of self-regulation.”

    Edward Hallowell, MD, author of Driven to Distraction: Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder

  • “Our digital age is stressful, frantic, and overstimulating. Raising a child today requires an understanding of self-regulation. Self-Reg is a wonderful guide for parents, a way to understand the hidden stressors facing children, and their neurological, psychological, social, and emotional effects. Dr. Shanker helps parents not just to understand the meaning of their child’s behavior with compassion, but, just as essentially, how to calm themselves in order to better guide their children toward more positively engaged living.”

    Catherine Steiner-Adair, EdD, author of The Big Disconnect: Protecting Childhood and Family Relationships in the Digital Age

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