SmartChoice Parenting

The educative adult-child relationship in guiding the child to adulthood
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The Pandemic Of Parental Guilt And Over-protection


While undertaking research for his Doctorate, Dr. Resnick observed that virtually all the evidence-based and well-researched parenting programmes such as the Triple P are based on Cognitive Behavioural Principles and Social Learning theory. In other words, these programmes aim to help parents deal with their child’s behaviour. Many professionals are taught that childhood disorders have nothing to do with the quality of parenting that the child receives. In fact, from Dr. Resnick’s experience with the SCPP, parenting has everything to do with the manifestation of all childhood disorders. This is what makes SCPP so different and effective. Another huge advantage is that it consists of only one general session and a follow-up session with the family when teenagers are involved or children with extreme behaviour disorders such as Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Oppositional Defiance Disorder (ODD), Encopresis (soiling), enuresis (bed-wetting), school refusal and Selected Mutism amongst others. Dr. Resnick mediates this session.


SmartChoiceParenting workshops are held on an ongoing basis and offer the following options:


Geared at parents with children up to the age of 11. The SmartKidz workshop consists of one 4 hour session.

Smart Teenz

For parents with teenage children. When communication breaks down between parents and their teen, a consequence is a breakdown in trust and respect.

Meet Dr. Ken

Dr. Ken Resnick, Educational Psychologist and Founder of the SmartChoiceParenting Programme, established in 2008.

The principles of the SCPP help equip parents with the tools that they need to effectively manage and guide their child on their road to adulthood.

As an Educational psychologist at a co-educational school, Dr. Resnick assessed several hundred learners of varying ages, over a period of 30 years. Dr. Resnick observed that these learners exhibited the following tendencies: low motivation, lack of perseverance, opting out, fear of failure and a lack of will to accept a challenge.

Dr. Ken Resnick on SmartChoice Parenting

Dr. Ken Resnick on how to polish up your parenting skills

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Address: 136 8th St. Linden, Johannesburg