The Smart Parenting Revolution is dedicated to helping parents recognize and develop their child's natural brilliance.

 

Smart Spark app: Ignite Your Child's Learning Potential, available for free in the Apple app store


The Approach

Asset-focused Parenting

Children are born learners and tend to learn naturally by building on their successes. However, society—our schools, the media, coaches, peers, and parents/guardians—can instill a focus on native weaknesses rather than inherent strengths, on what's wrong instead of what's right.

Based on over 50 years of research by Dr. Dawna Markova, SmartWired fosters an asset-focused approach to parenting and learning. By acknowledging and accepting differences, we offer a multitude of ways to bring out your child's natural strengths and talents.

 

The Vision

“Young people are resources to be developed, not problems to be solved.”

-Michael Resnick, Ph.D., Professor of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota

Imagine a world for our children in which the full range of their natural intelligence can flourish, where all who are different can belong, and where uniqueness is not considered a disability but the norm.

Our goal is to help parents shift their perspective from worrying about what is wrong with their children to wondering and supporting what could be possible for them.

The Tools

SmartWired has a rich history of helping children and their parents (and teachers, coaches, and mentors). We have available a series of books, activities, and online products that support children learning their natural way, both in school and at home.

Additionally, we are developing  apps, games, and online courses to support fertile learning conditions for children, and healthy family environments and communications.