Raising Emotionally Fit and Mentally Strong Kids with Dr. Stuart Shanker & Maureen Healy Ph.D.
Original Air Date Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Parents and teachers are key to helping children live more fulfilled, happier, and less stressful lives. But, it seems in today’s society, the cards are stacked against them. Many have never been given tools to build emotional health themselves and entire industries are built around hijacking our children’s dopamine. So, where can parents and educators go for strategies to help their children break the stress
cycle and build emotional health? To find the answers, Host, Lisa Cypers Kamen speaks with two purveyors of positive psychology about their books. Maureen Healy Ph.D. promotes giving children the tools they need to recognize and reduce anger. And, Dr. Stuart Shanker encourages self-regulation and self-management techniques.
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- Dr. Shanker explains his search for how we can learn to deal with stress with growth-promoting self-regulation and self-soothing. [1:44]
- How to recognize the difference between stress behavior or misbehavior and the Marshmallow Test. [5:02]
- Why modeling good stress management is imperative for teaching children. [11:33]
- Tools to help children and adults reduce stress in our over-stressed, instant gratification driven society. [19:33]
- Dr. Shanker explains the 5 Domains of Stress. [23:13]
Dr. Stuart Shanker (D.Phil) is a Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus of Philosophy and Psychology and the Founder and 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 (2016), has garnered enthusiastic reviews and media attention throughout the world. It describes Dr. Shanker’s five-
step Self-Reg model — The Shanker Method(TM) — a powerful process for understanding and managing stress in children, youth and adults.
Book: Self-Reg: How to Help Your Child (and You) Break the Stress Cycle and Successfully Engage With Life
- Dr. Healy wrote The Emotionally Healthy Child to give kids the tools to reduce anger and build emotional health when they are feeling big emotions. [30:26]
- What is the state of mental health of today’s children? [38:03]
- Right-brained, left-brained decision making how do we help children integrate the two? [41:06]
- Dr. Healy explains why wholeness is more important than happiness, why we should speak with kids honestly, and putting emotions first. [45:06]
Maureen Healy’s traditional credentials include a BA and MBA from Clark University in Worcester, MA and a Ph.D. program in Clinical Psychology at Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara, CA. She has taught in the classroom from kindergarten to university level. Her education, teaching, and own experience as a child with big emotions gives her a unique understanding of the guidance children truly need to become happy and confident adults and has led her to speak at events little and big all across the globe.
Book: The Emotionally Healthy Child: Helping Children Calm, Center and Make Smarter Choices
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“Life is a series of stress tests.” @LisaKamen on @HH_TalkRadio Click To Tweet“How we respond to misbehavior is very different than how we respond to stress behavior.” @Self_Reg on @HH_TalkRadio Click To Tweet“If we want a child to enjoy a happy life it's essential we give them to tools to recognize when they are becoming over-stressed.” @Self_Reg on @HH_TalkRadio Click To Tweet“Pretty much every industry you can think of has pretty much figured out how to hijack a kids dopamine.” @Self_Reg on @HH_TalkRadio Click To Tweet“We want to help kids make less destructive choices and more constructive choices.” @MDHealy on @HH_TalkRadio Click To Tweet“Emotional health is a skill you need to learn and practice.” @MDHealy on @HH_TalkRadio Click To Tweet“Parents should show kids there isn’t anything they can’t get through together.” @MDHealy on @HH_TalkRadio Click To Tweet“Life is about progress and not perfection.” @MDHealy on @HH_TalkRadio Click To Tweet
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