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Tackle the teen years with courage and confidence.
This online course will show you how.

Active Parenting of Teens: an online class for parents of teens and 'tweens

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It's the full-time job that we don't get paid for: raising children. But being a great parent of teens doesn't have to be the most stressful part of your life. With Dr. Michael H. Popkin's respected parenting class, you will acquire valuable tools needed by every parent. Active Parenting of Teens is an online program that will give you confidence and courage to meet the challenges (and savor the joys) of your children's teen years. It is based on the award-winning Active Parenting of Teens curriculum.

Combining entertaining video, group discussion, reading and activities, the program will show you how to:

  • communicate effectively with teens (it can be done!)
  • understand a teen's goals—which is key to avoiding power struggles
  • give your teen the tools needed to behave in a responsible way
  • be a positive influence on your adolescent
  • reduce the risks of the teen years, including alcohol, drugs, sexuality and violence
  • 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.

Learn proven Active Parenting techniques for teens 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 of Teens Parent's Guide
  4. Review past lessons
  5. Successfully complete the final quiz and print your Certificate of Completion.

LOG IN: Within 3 business days of your registration, you'll receive an email providing the information you'll need to access the class. If you don't receive this email, contact the Online Coordinator at online@activeparenting.com.

Master critical skills needed for guiding your kids through the critical teen years.
Active Parenting of Teens is an award-winning program written by parenting expert Michael H. Popkin, Ph.D. Since 1983, millions of parents have achieved success with Active Parenting. You can, too!

Learn all this in just six sessions

Session I: The Active Parent
- Styles of parenting
- Teens today
- Control vs. influence
- Mutual respect

Session II: Winning Cooperation
- Who owns the problem?
- Active communication with teens
- The key of encouragement

Session III: Responsibility & Discipline
- Problem-solving with FLAC
- Logical consequences and more

Session IV: Building Courage, Redirecting Misbehavior
- The Think-Feel-Do cycle
- Courage and self-esteem
- The 5 goals of teen behavior
- Eliminating power struggles

Session V: Drugs, Sexuality, and Violence (Part I)
- Reducing the risks
- Overview of the issues
- Prevention strategies 1-4 (focus on sexuality)

Session VI: Drugs, Sexuality, and Violence (Part II)
- Prevention strategies 5-10 (focus on alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs)

With your leader, you're not alone in cyberspace.
Each Active Parenting of Teens 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 of Teens Parent's Guide—delivered by mail within 5-7 business days after registration
  • Certified Active Parenting Online Leader guidance and direct email communication during the 60-day enrollment period
  • A Certificate of Completion is available for printing after completing the final comprehension quiz.

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

Satisfaction guaranteed.
Active Parenting offers a 100% unconditional guarantee. If you find that the Active Parenting of Teens Online Group class does not meet your expectations, let us know before printing your Certificate of Completion and within 75 days of your registration and we'll refund your registration fee. (No refunds after certificate is printed.)

Sign me up!
As explained above, the cost of the course is $79.95. Payment is accepted using MasterCard, Visa, Discover, or American Express. NOTE: This course requires the Internet Explorer or Firefox web browser; it will not work on Chrome or Safari.

Just click here to register online using our secure server.

When can I start my class?
You will be notified by email of your class login information within three business days of registration. Your Parent's Guide 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 of Teens Online Group.

The Active Parenting of Teens Online Groups program provides a certificate after you successfully complete the 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.