for Speaking Engagements
Michael H. Popkin, Ph.D., founded Active Parenting Publishers
in 1983. Soon after, he introduced the first video-based parenting
education program, Active Parenting Discussion Program,
which has been revised and updated several times to reflect changing
times. The most recent revision is called Active Parenting 4th Edition.
Since then Dr. Popkin has written and produced more than a
dozen video and discussion programs, including Active Parenting
of Teens; Active Parenting for Stepfamilies; Families
in Action; 1,2,3,4 Parents!; and Parents on
Board: Building Academic Success through Parent Involvement.
In 2001 Active Parenting Today Online Groups were introduced
over the Internet. Dr. Popkin is also the producer of the award-winning
documentary She Said Yes: The Unlikely Martyrdom of Cassie
Bernall. His latest book is Taming
the Spirited Child: Strategies for Parenting Challenging Children
without Breaking Their Spirits.
Prior to founding Active Parenting Publishers, Dr. Popkin
practiced family therapy in Atlanta. His work with confused parents
and unhappy children convinced him that parents were not receiving
the information and tools they needed to help their children
become responsible, contented adults. He has served on numerous
advisory boards, including the panel of experts assembled for
the United States Office of Substance Abuse Prevention. He is
widely known for his expertise in the field of parent education
and has appeared on over 100 TV programs, including CNN and The
Oprah Winfrey Show.
Dr. Popkin earned a Doctorate in Counseling Psychology from
Georgia State University and served as Director of Child and
Family Services at an Atlanta hospital before entering private
practice. Dr. Popkin and his wife, Melody, live in Atlanta and
are the parents of two wonderful young adults, Megan and Ben.
|Note: This program was
revised and updated in 2014 under the new title Paternidad Activa 4a edición. Video in the new edition is dubbed in Spanish.
Books and other materials for the 1999 edition,
Padres Activos de Hoy, will be available while supplies