Self-Reg: How to Help Your Child (and You) Break the Stress Cycle and Successfully Engage with Life

Self-Reg: How to Help Your Child (and You) Break the Stress Cycle and Successfully Engage with Life

by Stuart Shanker, Teresa Barker


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780143110415
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/04/2017
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 128,397
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Dr. Stuart Shanker is a Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus of Philosophy and Psychology at York University, founder of The MEHRIT Centre, and Science Director of the Self-Regulation Institute. He is former president of the Council of Early Child Development and the Council of Human Development. Dr. Shanker attended the University of Toronto and the University of Oxford, where he obtained his B.A., B. Phil and D. Phil. with distinction. His expertise is sought internationally, and he has been an adviser on child development to government organizations across Canada and the United States.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I Self-Reg: Essential for Living and Learning

1 The Power of Self-Reg 11

2 More Than Marshmallows: Self-Regulation Versus Self-Control 31

3 No Small Matter: Arousal Regulation and the Interbrain 50

4 Under the Boab Tree: The Five-Domain Model for Self-Reg 71

Part II The Five Domains

5 Eat, Play, Sleep: The Biological Domain 89

6 Monster in the Attic: The Emotion Domain 109

7 Calm, Alert, and Learning: The Cognitive Domain 131

8 A New Lens for Looking at Social Development: The Social Domain 159

9 The Better Self: Empathy and the Prosocial Domain 186

Part III Teens, Temptations, and Parents Under Pressure

10 The Power and Perils of Adolescence 209

11 More: Desire, Dopamine, and the Surprising Biology of Boredom (the Reward System) 234

12 Parents Under Pressure: Where Do We Go from Here? 250

Acknowledgments 267

Notes 271

Bibliography 287

Index 297

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