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Stuart Shanker, D Phil (Oxon), is a Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus of Philosophy and Psychology from York University and the CEO of the MEHRIT Centre, Ltd. ( His most recent book, Self-Reg: How to Help Your Child (And You) Break the Stress Cycle and Successfully Engage With Life, has garnered glowing reviews around the world being published in Canada, the US, the UK, as well as many other languages.

Over the past decade, Stuart Shanker has served as an advisor on early child development to government organizations across Canada and the United States, and in countries around the world. During this period, he became increasingly interested in the impact of excessive stress on child development and behaviour. Stuart Shanker’s five-step Self-Reg model — The Shanker Method® — is a powerful process for understanding and managing stress in children, youth and adults. In 2012 he founded The MEHRIT Centre as a Self-Reg learning and information centre. Stuart commits considerable time to bringing the research and science of Self-Reg to parents, early childhood educators, teachers, educational leaders, health practitioners and communities through presentations, master classes, online courses, webinars, publications, social media and a blog entitled, Self-Reg

Recently, Dr. Shanker was on our show. During our conversation, Dr. Shanker talked about:

– Some of his background
– The background behind the research project that showed that childhood stress often results from parental stress
– His thoughts on getting funding for research projects
– That a lot people’s stresses are hidden and self-regulated
– Self-regulation and fathers
– Some of the stressors in father’s lives
– The difference between misbehaviour and stress behaviour with children

To find out more information about Dr. Shanker, please click here.

Dr. Shanker is one of the speakers at the upcoming Side-by-Side: Canadian Father Involvement Conference in Ottawa, Canada from from February 28, 2019 (9 a.m.) – March 1, 2019 (4 p.m.). For more information about the conference, please click here.

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Dr. Vibe