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Meet the families of Families in Action

A hallmark of Active Parenting programs is the warm and humorous video vignettes, used to illustrate common parenting problemsand solutions. Your Families in Action kit comes with 2 DVDs for the parent portion of the class and 1 DVD for the teen portion. Each session contains plenty of video to bring key points to life. The families portrayed in the video are:

  The Shelton Family

The Shelton family is finding new challenges with the adolescence of Matt and Abby. For example, Matt and his dad have different ideas about appropriate use of the Internet. Abby and her mother are having trouble communicating.

The Easley Family

The Easleys are raising their teenage daughter Jada, who has struggled with depression in the past. Lately their problem is more about cooperation—Jada seems to see herself more as a princess than as a member of the family!

The Russell Family

Mrs. Russell is raising her son Derrick without the assistance of Derrick's dad. Her brother Al pitches in. Derrick wants more independence, but his mother is worried about the consequences.


The Mendez Family 

Teens Alex and his younger sister Miranda are part of the Mendez family. Their dad needs to have a serious talk with Alex, who is rebellious and was recently caught sneaking out of the house and drinking alcohol.

The Kwan Family 

Mrs. Kwan is a widow, raising her daughter Julie alone. Julie's boyfriend is pressuring her to move faster in their relationship than she is comfortable.


The Bryant Family 

The Bryants are a blended family. Mrs. Bryant's son Justin and Mr. Bryant's daughter Erin are the same age. The typical problems of adolescence are compounded by the challenges of creating a new family. Susan, Justin's mother, also makes an appearance.

Your parent class narrators, Daphne Maxwell-Reid and Michael Popkin

The video for the parent portion is narrated by the author of the program, Dr. Michael Popkin, and acclaimed actress Daphne Maxwell-Reid ("The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air").

Your teen class narrators, Alicia and Connor

The kids in your class will relate to narrators Alicia and Connor, who are in their 20s and remember what it was like being a teen! They have fun as they guide viewers through engaging video scenes of teens and their parents.

Preview the materials free for 30 days!

 This program is available in 3 formats.
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Active Parenting of Teens: Families in Action Program Kit
All you need for a 3-in-1 program for parents and their teens/preteens.

Teens in Action Program Kit

All you need for a complete program for teens/preteens only.

Active Parenting of Teens

All you need for a complete program for parents only.
Already own one of these components? Contact us about an "upgrade" to the 3-in-1 kit.