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Christian Active Parenting
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Christian Active Parenting: a program
for parenting children ages 5 to 12

Raising children of joy, character, and a living faith
Christian Active Parenting (CAP) combines the wisdom of the Bible with our evidence-based approach to give parents the strength and skills they need to raise upstanding children. Offer Christian parenting help by using Active Parenting's successful Christian parenting program, which contains books, PowerPoint, guides, and video to instruct and help anxious parents, to bring families closer to God, and to build a more vibrant faith community.

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What's so great about the Christian Active Parenting program?

  • based on 30 years of parenting education and research
  • contains warm, engaging video demonstrating key points (click for sample videos)
  • step-by-step Leader's Guide to make it easy for anyone to run a class
  • built-in flexibility: your parenting classes can be 1, 3, 4, 6, or 12 sessions
  • promotes nonviolent discipline guided by God’s love
  • award-winning Parent's Guide
  • a Parent's Workbook with activities and copies of the PowerPoint slides
  • Christian parenting tips provided as PDFs for easy reprinting (Video Library edition)
  • video for the class is available embedded in PowerPoint or on DVDs—your choice!

Valuable skills to bring even more help and joy to parenting in Christian households

  • Christian influences in your child’s life
  • opening communication channels
  • Biblical tradition of encouragement
  • overcoming anger through the word of God
  • 7 Smart Things for School Success
  • preventing future use of tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs
  • parenting a special-needs child

This Christian parenting program provides the evidence-based tools you need to offer parenting classes in which parents are able to learn and laugh in a supportive, helpful environment.

Christian Active Parenting Parent's Guide, winner of an Illumination Gold Award

  Here's what you'll be teaching:

Implement your parenting classes in 1, 3, 4, 6, or 12 sessions
With so many different kinds of parents, why should there be only one kind of class? The Christian Active Parenting program is designed to make it easy for you to offer:

  a comprehensive, 6-to 12-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

Christian Active Parenting
Christian Parenting PDFs and DVDs from Active Parenting.

Preview the Christian parenting program free for 30 days.


-- SESSION I - The Active Parent
  • Styles of parenting
  • Brain development in children
  • The method of choice
  • Quiet time with God
  SESSION II - Cooperation & Communication
  • Who owns the problem?
  • Active communication
  • Feelings, empathy & problem-solving
  • Introducing Bible reading to your kids
  SESSION III - Responsibility & Discipline
  • Nonviolent discipline guided by God's love
  • "I" messages
  • Logical consequences
    SESSION IV - Building Courage & Self-Esteem
  • The Think-Feel-Do Cycle
  • The power of encouragement
  • Biblical tradition of encouragement
  SESSION V - Understanding and Redirecting Misbehavior
  • Why children misbehave
  • Eliminating power struggles
  • Overcoming anger through the word of God
  • Problem-solving with FLAC

  SESSION VI - Active Parenting for School Success
  • 7 Smart Things for School Success
  • Christian influences in your child's life
  • Tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs
  • Family talks
Facilitator training for the Christian Active Parenting program

This parenting program is available in
four convenient formats.

Choose the formats that work best for you! Click for more information or to order.

First Five Years parenting program kit

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

A series of 4 DVDs for your
resource center. Also available online.

Makes it easy to offer a series of 4 short
parenting classes.

Take the online Christian parenting class at home.

Downloadable materials can be found by clicking here.

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Call 800-825-0060 with any questions about Christian Active Parenting.