Parenting advice: dealing with adult kids at home

Parenting advice: dealing with adult kids at home

By Dr Ken Resnick, parenting specialist I have noticed that there is a growing number of families who are sitting with young adult kids who have dropped out of varsity, have the car, the iPad, the girlfriend and the easy life and who have no intention of leaving home....
Parenting advice: Is ADHD the sins of our fathers?

Parenting advice: Is ADHD the sins of our fathers?

By Dr Ken Resnick, parenting specialist in South Africa I wrote this blog post after returning from a very successful two days in Cape Town where I did a SmartParenting presentation as part of an Employee Assist Programme at a large corporate. I was also able to fit...
Subject Choices Grade 9

Subject Choices Grade 9

TOP 7 TIPS FOR HELPING YOUR CHILD CHOOSE SUBJECTS IN GRADE 9 TO GET ON THE RIGHT CAREER TRACK! Every year, in August, South African Grade 9 learners face one of the biggest decisions of their lives: choosing their subjects for Grade 10, 11 and 12. In a nutshell, Grade...
GAP

GAP

There is a ‘gap’ in the multi-disciplinary approach used in assessing children. This ‘gap’ is the lack of knowledge required to help parents improve the quality of their parenting. Of all the preventive interventions arising from assessments, none are more important...
Bullying and Biting

Bullying and Biting

Dr Ken Resnick Blog – bullying and biting On biting There are several pre-primary schools that have come on board and are using the Smartchoiceparenting (SCPP) approach in their school with great success. Recently a teacher from one of these schools related a story of...
How to Talk to your children

How to Talk to your children

No person enjoys being spoken down to, and this includes children. Children need to be spoken to firmly but not harshly and you need to get their ‘buy in’ and ‘close the deal’. Pre-empting is vital as rules and consequences have to be spelt out beforehand e.g. a child...
Learning Disability

Learning Disability

The Role of a Parent whose Child has a Learning Disability The role of the parent whose child has a learning disability cannot be under estimated. Often the problem is exacerbated by the parent becoming more involved with their child with the consequence that an over...
ADHD

ADHD

WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU’RE TOLD THAT YOUR CHILD HAS A PSYCHIATRIC DISORDER LIKE ADD (ADHD)? Nothing is more distressing, or heart-breaking than being told that your child may have a mental disorder, like ADD(ADHD) or ODD, or that are bi-polar, or fall on the autism...
“Back to Basics”

“Back to Basics”

In my opinion, parents should be the most significant role players in helping their children fulfill their potential. I have had over thirty years’ experience as an educational psychologist where the majority of my work has been involved in working with parents who...