Parenting An Only Child

Parenting An Only Child

By Dr Ken Resnick, parenting specialist Over the years, I have seen many parents who have an only child. A vast number of these children often share some common characteristics, which negatively impact on their ability to deal effectively with the world around them....
Parenting Advice: On Cell Phones

Parenting Advice: On Cell Phones

By Dr Ken Resnick, parenting specialist My step-son has just reached adolescence and it was agreed that he was old enough to have a cell phone. He had saved enough money by doing his chores to enable him to purchase a bottom of the range Blackberry. The following...
Parenting Advice: The Dangers of Technology

Parenting Advice: The Dangers of Technology

By Dr Ken Resnick, parenting specialist I recently watched a show on the ever-increasing danger of technology. Children who were totally addicted with many unable to function adequately in dealing with their world.  All children are born with passion and a need to...
Stress of Exam

Stress of Exam

Dr Ken Resnick talks about what you should do to help kids with the stress of exams. He did a very informative talk on ITV – Lets...
Bad parenting or bad children? | Parenting Advice

Bad parenting or bad children? | Parenting Advice

By Dr Ken Resnick, parenting specialist I prefer the concept child problems over the concept problem children because a child is not always the obstructing factor, as the origin of the problem is not always the child. Problem parents are usually the root cause of...
Parenting the Angry Generation | Parenting Advice

Parenting the Angry Generation | Parenting Advice

By Dr Ken Resnick, parenting specialist I was sent an article printed in the British Daily mail by their Education correspondent Laura Clark under the heading ‘The Angry Generation’ which I found very interesting. Here are some excerpts which I’d like to share with...
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...