Check out this great review of the First
Five Years video series in the esteemed Video Librarian magazine! (September/October
Awarded 3½ stars out of 4.
"Active Parenting: First Five
YearsVideo 1: You and Your Child 1/2
(2017) 23 min. DVD; $79.95. Active Parenting Publishers. PPR.
New parents often wonder about what's
going on in the minds of their babies-and how to respond in the
best manner possible. Based on the concept of "active parenting"
(which emphasizes bonding with children, encouragement, and non-violent
discipline), You and Your Childthe first entry in
the four-part Active Parenting: First Five Years serieshelps
parents understand why kids do some of the things they do at
various ages. In an entertaining rap music segment, a teen girl
and boy describe the normal behaviors and experiences of kids,
including how infants explore their environment through touch
(and put almost everything in their mouths), the tantrums of
the terrible twos, the connection to parents through reading
and story time, and more, as the tiny baby grows into a big kid.
Acting out common situations, multicultural
parents share their challenges and approaches. Topping the list,
of course, is trying to figure out what a crying baby needs-quickly
followed by learning how to function as a parent in the face
of ongoing fatigue. Depicting various scenarios (including tough
ones related to arguments and discipline), the program emphasizes
that the challenges and triumphs in child-raising are similar
for all. The other titles in the series are Preventing Problems,
Encouraging Positive Behavior, and Preparing Your Child for School
Success. Highly recommended. Aud: P. (C. Block)"
This parenting education video series for early childhood
is perfect for Head Starts, daycares, home visits, social services,
churches, and more. Click
here for details about First Five Years Video Library.
new program for early childhood parenting, Active Parenting:
First Five Years, is now available in Spanish, too. All
materialsincluding Parent's Guide, Leader's Guide, posters,
magnet, and moreare in Spanish. The video is dubbed. Covers
the crucial first five years of parenting, including parenting
for the baby year! Plus a whole session on preparing for
|This program is perfect for Head Starts, daycares,
home visits, churches, and other places where families gather.
Click here for details about Paternidad Activa:
Los Primeros Cinco Años.
Parenting: First Five Years, our parenting education curriculum
for parents of children from 0-5, was named a finalist in the
Awards in the category of Professional Resources: School
Climate. The awards, presented by the Association of American
Publishers (AAP), recognize excellence in educational publishing.
||The popular 1,2,3,4
Parents! parenting program for ages 1-4 has been revised
and updated. The new program, titled Active Parenting:
First Five Years, contains new information and new topics,
including parenting for the baby year! Plus a whole session
on preparing for school. Click
here for details about First Five Years.
Workshop video series has been discontinued.
Parenting of Teens parenting education curriculum is
now available with the video embedded in a PowerPoint
presentation. The DVD edition is also still available.
Christian Active Parenting is a curriculum
for parents of children ages 5 to 12. It combines the wisdom
of the Bible with our evidence-based approach to give parents
the strength and skills they need to raise upstanding children.
The course promotes nonviolent discipline guided by Gods
The program kit is designed to be delivered in 1, 3, 4, 6,
or 12 sessions incorporating video, discussion, and activities.
The Video Library version offers a simpler class in which the
leader shows a video and then leads a discussion with the provided
questions. Your customers will use CAP to guide parents, to bring
families closer to God, and to build a more vibrant faith community.
Activa 4a edición program kit, Video Library, and
Lunch & Learn kit. The Spanish edition of our new program
for parents of children ages 5 to 12. All materials are in Spanish,
including the video (dubbed). The new program contains the essential
Active Parenting model with the addition of material for special
needs kids and bullying. There's even a whole session"Paternidad
activa para tener éxito en la escuela"devoted
to parent engagement (aka parent involvement). The new program
is designed to be delivered in 1, 3, 4, or 6 sessions.
||Dr. Michael Popkin
demonstrates how moms and dads can address the complicated issues
of responsibility and discipline with young children, making
positive approaches to conflict almost seem like fun. Of course,
that's saying a lot (and many adults will consider it a stretch),
but having come through those years with my own youngsters, I
can report that this program helped me recognize the good steps
I tookand times when I could have done better. Hosted by Gerardo
Davila and featuring well-acted vignettes of true-to-life interactions
between parents and kids, the video shows active (authoritarian)
approaches to discipline, contrasting those with the traditional
concept of reward and punishment. According to Popkin, "In
the long run, a stronger person inflicting pain on a smaller,
weaker person may cause more harm than good to the child and
the relationship." Far from offering a Pollyanna view, the
dramatizations show adults and kids behaving badly before going
over the same situation with different strategies (such as using
effective "I" messages) that will lead to much better
outcomes. A helpful guide to dealing with some of the most challenging
aspects of parenting, this is highly recommended. Aud: P. (C.
- Video Librarian Magazine
||Active Parenting 4th Edition
program kit, Video Library, and Lunch & Learn kit. A thorough
update of our flagship program for parents of children ages 5
to 12, including all-new video. The new program contains the
essential Active Parenting model with the addition of material
for special needs kids and bullying. There's even a whole session"Active
Parenting for School Success"devoted to parent engagement
(aka parent involvement). The new program is designed to be delivered
in 1, 3, 4, or 6 sessions.