Smarter Parenting exists to heal and elevate lives using the proven methods of the Teaching-Family Model
Smarter Parenting is funded by the generosity of donations. These donations allow Smarter Parenting to remain free. You can make a difference in the lives to children and families by making a donation so we can continue our work.
We have been privileged to make connections with various agencies and entities also working with children and families. These have included: Operation Underground Railroad (OUR), PM Pediatrics, physicians around the Salt Lake Valley, refugees communities in Salt Lake City, Utah, The Department of Health Disparities in Utah, School districts in Utah as well guest bloggers and writers from around the country. Smarter Parenting has provided online help to people all over the world as well as teaching these skills to families face-to-face.
Siope Kinikini, CMHC
Director of Smarter Parenting
Siope is a licensed mental health counselor who has worked with children and families for over 17 years. Siope’s work has involved working with clients from many different cultural backgrounds. Fluent in English, Spanish, Tongan, and American Sign Language, he has been able to help various families improve relationships and address issues. Siope’s initial work was with children suffering from trauma and sexual abuse.
Siope is a father and enjoys spending time with his family. He also enjoys music and plays various instruments. He also enjoys photography and learning about technology.
Associate Director of Smarter Parenting
Amy enjoys watching her children grow. She also enjoys photography, traveling and expressing herself in creative ways.
Kimber Peterson, MSW
Kimber loves working with parents on improving their family dynamics. Kimber has worked with many families over the years, she’s been a behavioral treatment provider, a foster parent, a community advocate, and a professional skills trainer. In these many roles Kimber has consistently seen the difference and impact that solid, scientifically-supported skills can make. Kimber is one of the hosts of the ADHD Smarter Parenting Podcast and loves to tell stories about the kid’s she’s helped raise and about her own experience as a mother to toddlers. Kimber’s favorite part of being on the Smarter Parenting team is taking the tools and techniques that clinicians, behavior specialists, and other professionals use and making them available to parents around the world.
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We use the Teaching-Family Model
The Teaching-Family Model is an evidenced based behavioral approach that has being used by professionals and families for over fifty years. Watch this video to learn more: