Dr. Ken Resnick, Educational Psychologist and Founder of the SmartChoiceParenting Programme (SCCP), established in 2008. The SCPP programme is based on a phenomenological approach with an educative method. Dr. Resnick’s evidence based programme has shown that parents play a pivotal role in a child’s life as the adult educator. The SCPP focuses on the adult-child educative relationship in guiding their child to adulthood. Virtually all other evidence-based programmes are child-focused in that they attempt to assist the parent in dealing with their child’s inappropriate behaviour and have a more psychological approach.
Parenting workshops are held on an ongoing basis and offer the following options:
- SmartKidz: Geared at parents with children up to the age of 11. This workshop consists of 1 4-hour session.
- Smart Teenz: For parents with teenage children. When communication breaks down between parents and teen, a consequence is a breakdown in trust and respect. The ‘SmartTeenz’ programme includes an extra session which includes the teens and other children with their parents. This takes place one or two days after the first session. A 3rd session is recommended not less than 2 weeks after the family session. This is a reinforcement and interactive feedback session and where the whole family attends.
Author of parenting decoded - raising kids in the digital age
"There is no shortage of books on parenting but it is rare to find one like this one with an educational approach that establishes an adult-child educative relationship aimed at supporting and helping a child develop his or her potentialities and to learn to act independently and responsibly. In contrast, there are many books on parenting that emphasize the psychology of the child while ignoring this adult-child relationship. Thus, I highly recommend this book and the programme to all parents." George D. Yonge, Emeritus Professor of Education, University of California at Davis, USA
With years of experience with children and parents, Dr. Resnick's book 'Parenting Decoded' includes a simple-to-use parenting guide which have proven effective for children from diverse ethnic and economical backgrounds. Assisting parents with:
- Behavioural issues
- Low self-esteem
- Childhood disorders
- ADHD and ODD
- Enuresis (Bedwetting)
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