Self-Regulation Starts With Us

Self-Regulation Starts With Us

Photo: Tim Goedhart Key Take-Aways Last time, Dr. Stuart Shanker shared that the missing piece in the DIR/Floortime randomized controlled trial study at York University was the mental health professional’s work with the parents about their own stress. This week,...
Circles of communication in Floortime

Circles of communication in Floortime

Photo: Nathan Anderson Key Take-Aways AUDIO More and more research is demonstrating what Dr. Stanley Greenspan and Dr. Stuart Shanker told us in The First Idea years ago: that we develop within emotional relationships with our primary caregivers. This development...
Can you ‘teach’ emotions?

Can you ‘teach’ emotions?

Key Take-Aways AUDIO In Floortime, we talk a lot about emotions: emotional awareness, early social-emotional capacities, using emotional expressions, accepting all emotional expressions in our children, etc. We even use it interchangeably with the noun affect, which...