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The program was written by Michael H. Popkin, Ph.D., the founder and president of Active Parenting Publishers.

Dr. Popkin founded Active Parenting Publishers in 1983. Soon after, he introduced the first video-based parenting education program, Active Parenting Discussion Program, which has been revised and updated several times to reflect changing times. The most recent revision is called Active Parenting 4th Edition.

Since then Dr. Popkin has written and produced more than a dozen video and discussion programs, including Active Parenting of Teens; Active Parenting for Stepfamilies; Active Parenting of Teens: Families in Action; 1,2,3,4 Parents!; and Parents on Board: Building Academic Success through Parent Involvement.

In 2001 Active Parenting Today Online Groups were introduced over the Internet. His latest book is Taming the Spirited Child: Strategies for Parenting Challenging Children without Breaking Their Spirits.

Prior to founding Active Parenting Publishers, Dr. Popkin practiced family therapy in Atlanta. His work with confused parents and unhappy children convinced him that parents were not receiving the information and tools they needed to help their children become responsible, contented adults. He has served on numerous advisory boards, including the panel of experts assembled for the United States Office of Substance Abuse Prevention. He is widely known for his expertise in the field of parent education and has appeared on over 100 TV programs, including CNN and The Oprah Winfrey Show.

Dr. Popkin earned a Doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Georgia State University and served as Director of Child and Family Services at an Atlanta hospital before entering private practice. Dr. Popkin and his wife, Melody, live in Atlanta and are the parents of two wonderful young adults, Megan and Ben.

Dr. Popkin can be contacted at 800-825-0060 x106 or via email (click here for email.)

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This program is available in 3 convenient formats.
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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.