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Active Parenting 4th Edition: an online parenting class for children ages 5 to 12

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It's the full-time job that we don't get paid for: raising children. But being a great parent doesn't have to be a stressful part of your life anymore. With Dr. Michael H. Popkin's respected parenting class and popular parenting books, you will learn the tools you need to become a successful parent. Even if you don't have time to take a weekly class outside of your home, Active Parenting brings the lessons to you with a unique, interactive online class. The class is based on sound Adlerian psychology, and it provides students with indispensable parenting help.

The comprehensive parenting class "meets" online and covers a diverse selection of parenting topics, including:

• using effective communication skills
• understanding why children misbehave
• holding family meetings
• and much more!

And because it's an online parenting class, you can complete the lessons wherever and whenever you would like, and review past lessons as many times as you need. Aside from providing parenting help through planned lessons, the online class also allows you to connect with other parents to hold discussions and complete activities.

You will receive excellent advice and parenting techniques from a highly qualified leader, access to online resources and videos, and the ability to discuss parenting with other adults around the country—all in one parenting class at the low cost of $79.95. It's a small price to pay for a priceless learning experience.

In this class, you name the time and place.
You can "click on and off" as needed to complete each lesson. The 60-day enrollment period allows you "24/7" access to all online video, activities, discussions and past lessons.

Take the online parenting class in the kitchen

Learn proven Active Parenting techniques when and where you like—all you need is a computer and an Internet connection!

It's so simple.

  1. Watch the entertaining video scenes depicting real-life family situations
  2. Participate in online discussion and activities with fellow class members and your group leader
  3. Read the corresponding chapter of the Active Parenting 4th Edition Parent's Guide and complete the activity sheets in the Workbook.
  4. Review past lessons
  5. Successfully complete the final quiz and print your Certificate of Completion

LOG IN: You will receive an introductory email within 30 minutes of your paid registration, sent to the email address you provided at checkout. This email will provide your enrollment code and other information you'll need to access the class. If you don't receive this email, contact Online Coordinator Leigh Hammond at online@activeparenting.com.

Master critical skills needed for parenting in the 21st century.
Children grow up so fast and today they face an unsettling world. You need all the skills you can get as soon as you can get them. The time you spend in this class is a good investment in making the years ahead easier for you and more promising for your precious child.

Active Parenting 4th Edition is an award-winning program written by parenting expert Michael H. Popkin, Ph.D. Millions of parents have achieved success with this internationally-acclaimed video and discussion program, which makes it easy to learn a whole model of effective parenting:


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, nonviolent 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

With your leader, you're not alone in cyberspace.
Each Active Parenting 4th Edition Online Group is led by a certified Active Parenting Online Leader. To meet our stringent criteria, each leader must pass thorough screening, testing and evaluating by Active Parenting's Manager of Work/Life Connections, Cathy Daughtridge. They then receive additional training in Active Parenting principles, group dynamics and the online learning process.

It costs so little—you get so much!
The course fee of $79.95 gives you all this:

  • Private User Name and Password for accessing the online interactive program features
  • Daily, 24-hour access for 60 days to the online activities and lessons of your registered class, including video
  • The complete Active Parenting 4th Edition Parent's Guide and Workbook (print or ebook)—delivered by mail within 5-7 business days after registration
  • Certified Active Parenting Online Leader guidance and direct email communication during the enrollment period
  • Printable certificate upon successful completion of the course.

Quantity discounts are available to organizations that wish to purchase classes in bulk for re-distribution to their clients. Please inquire.

Satisfaction guaranteed.
Active Parenting offers a 100% unconditional guarantee. If you find that the Active Parenting 4th Edition Online Group class does not meet your expectations, let us know before printing your Certificate of Completion and within 75 days of your registration date and we'll refund your registration fee. (No refunds after certificate is printed.)
  Register now for the online parenting class
Sign me up!
As explained above, the cost of the course is $79.95. Payment is accepted using MasterCard, Visa, Discover, or American Express. You will receive an introductory email within 30 minutes of your paid registration, sent to the email address you provided at checkout. This email will provide your enrollment code and other information you'll need to access the class. NOTE: This course requires one of the following web browsers: Microsoft Internet Explorer or Edge, Mozilla Firefox, or Google Chrome. It will not work on Safari. Not currently available for mobile devices.

Just click here to register online using our secure server.

When can I start my class?
You will receive an introductory email within 30 minutes of your paid registration, sent to the email address you provided at checkout. This email will provide your enrollment code and other information you'll need to access the class. Your Parent's Guide and Workbook will be mailed to you and should arrive within 5-7 business days. Questions? Send an email message to online@activeparenting.com.

Note to court-ordered parents requiring certification:
Please check with the deciding authority about its requirements before registering for an Active Parenting 4th Edition Online Group.

The Active Parenting 4th Edition Online Groups program provides written certification of your completion of the course. A certificate will be available for printing upon successful completion of the course's final quiz.

Note: Some families require more help than a parenting education class can provide. Active Parenting Publishers does not guarantee changes in children as a result of attending parenting classes. Our programs are educational in nature, not therapeutic. Throughout the program, parents are taught that change occurs when they (the parents) work to make the changes. If problems persist, please don't give up; seek the help of a social services or mental health professional.