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Active Parenting 4th Edition

Active Parenting 4th Edition: a newly revised program
for parenting children ages 5 to 12

Introducing comprehensive new classes for parents of children in the glorious middle years. Active Parenting 4th Edition was completely revised and updated in 2014. It's now easier than ever to offer valuable skills that will bring back the joy of parenting!  


What's new about the revised Active Parenting?

  • all-new video
  • built-in flexibility: your parenting classes can be 1, 3, 4, or 6 sessions
  • a whole session dedicated to school success through parent engagement
  • all new materials, including Parent's Guide and Leader's Guide
  • NEW Parent's Workbook with activities and copies of the PowerPoint slides
  • video now available embedded in PowerPoint...or DVDs—your choice!
  • the whole program is now available as a Digital Edition (ebook) for use with a laptop or mobile device. The Digital Edition can be purchased or rented.
  • optional "AP & You" mini-sessions help parents integrate the powerful communication skills in all facets of their lives

The revised program includes the essential Active Parenting model that has benefited millions of parents, plus:

  • how brain development affects children's behavior and decision-making
  • improved discipline and communication
  • start now to prevent future use of tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs
  • parenting a special-needs child
  • 7 Smart Things for School Success

As with all our programs, you will have evidence-based tools you need to offer parenting classes in which parents are able to learn and laugh in a supportive environment.

  Here's what you'll be teaching:

Implement your parenting classes in 1, 3, 4, or 6 sessions
With so many different kinds of parents, why should there be only one kind of class? The Active Parenting 4th Edition program is designed to make it easy for you to offer:

  a comprehensive, 6-session parenting class offering an in-depth exploration of the concepts and addtional topics

  a 3- to 4-session class for core Active Parenting skills

  a 1-session unit on parent engagement skills to build school success

#1960 Program Kit with video on DVDs . . . . . . . . $449

#1961 Program Kit with video on PowerPoint . . . .$499

#1960DE Program Kit in Digital/Ebook Format . . .$499

Your Active Parenting 4th Edition Standard Program Kit Includes:

  • 1 Leader's Guide
  • 1 Parent's Guide
  • 1 Parent's Workbook
  • 1 Key Points Magnet
  • 1 sample Certificate
  • 2 Color Promotional Posters
  • Reproducible Promo Flyer
  • Research Measurement Tools


-- SESSION I - The Active Parent
  • Styles of parenting
  • Brain development in children
  • The method of choice
  SESSION II - Cooperation & Communication
  • Who owns the problem?
  • Active communication
  • Feelings, empathy & problem-solving
  SESSION III - Responsibility & Discipline
  • Effective, non-violent discipline
  • "I" messages
  • Logical consequences
    SESSION IV - Building Courage & Self-Esteem
  • The Think-Feel-Do Cycle
  • The power of encouragement
  SESSION V - Understanding and Redirecting Misbehavior
  • Why children misbehave
  • Eliminating power struggles
  • Handling anger
  • Problem-solving with FLAC

  SESSION VI - Active Parenting for School Success
  • 7 Smart Things for School Success
  • Structuring homework time
  • Tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs
  • Family talks

System Requirements for the PowerPoint with Embedded Video:
  • The PowerPoint with Video is provided on a USB drive, also known as a flash drive or thumb drive. Your computer will need a USB port.
  • Requires PowerPoint to be installed on your computer (not just PowerPoint Viewer)
  • This program is optimized for the Windows operating system running Microsoft Office 2007 or later.
  • Click here for a complete list of system requirements.

Preview the program free for 30 days.

This program is available in 3 convenient formats.
Choose the formats that work best for you! Click on the title for more information or to order.

Program Kit

All you need for a complete
video-and-discussion program.

Video Library

A series of 6 DVDs for your
library or resource center. Also available streaming.

Lunch & Learn

Makes it easy to offer a series
of 6 very short parenting classes.