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Award-Winning Parenting Program
for Children Ages 5-12

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

What's so great about this 4th edition of the Active Parenting program?

  • built-in flexibility: your Active Parenting classes can be 1, 3, 4, or 6 sessions
  • all-new video plus access to our online parenting video library
  • a whole session dedicated to school success through parent engagement
  • all new and better supplemental parenting 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 parenting 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 better parenting 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
  • how to prevent future use of tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs
  • parenting a special-needs child
  • 7 Smart Things you can do immediately for school success

As with all the Active Parenting 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.


Your Active Parenting program includes:

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 additional topics

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

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

#1961 Program Kit with video on PowerPoint . . . .$499
#1960 Program Kit with video on DVDs . . . . . . . . $499
#1960DE Program Kit in Digital/Ebook Format . . .$499

Your Active Parenting 4th Edition Standard Program Kit includes:

  • 170 minutes of video on 1 PowerPoint with embedded video or 2 DVDs + nonvideo PowerPoint
  • 1 Leader's Guide
  • 1 sample Parent's Guide
  • 1 sample Parent's Workbook
  • 1 sample Key Points Magnet
  • 1 sample Certificate
  • 2 Color Promotional Posters
  • Reproducible Promo Flyer
  • Research Measurement Tools

Active Parenting 4th Ed. was a finalist in the prestigious REVERE awards program Active Parenting 4th Ed. is listed on SAMHSA's NREPP registry


-- 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


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.

Downloadable materials can be found by clicking here.
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