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for parents of children ages 3 to 10

by Barbara-Lynn Taylor, M.Ed.


Active Parenting is proud to offer the Successful Parenting video series

Being a "successful parent" means more than providing food, clothing and shelter…True success as a parent comes in helping children develop high self-esteem, strong communication skills and the courage to think through and make good decisions at home, school and in social situations.

The Successful Parenting Video Library, developed by educator and counselor Barbara-Lynn Taylor, M.Ed., helps parents improve their parenting skills. The short DVDs and facilitator's guides focus on parenting issues such as communication, discipline, and school success. Several videos are also available dubbed in Spanish.

Successful Parenting videos are perfect for your school, workshops, library, and one-on-one meetings:

  • show real, culturally diverse families
  • use lots of role play and are easy to understand
  • include Facilitator's Guides for leading dynamic workshops
  • feature child development experts
  • are easy to place in resource libraries for individual check-out by parents
  • are available with captions for the hearing impaired

Parent Take-Home Booklets are available for each of the Successful Parenting videos. The easy-to-read booklets help parents remember key points long after viewing and discussing the video.

“I have been using your Successful Parenting tapes on self esteem, communication, and discipline for six years in my Parenting and Child Development classrooms for 10th-12th grade students. My students continue to benefit from these concise and informative videos. Thanks so much for putting them together for our ‘future parents’.” 

  Beckie Kincaid
Teacher, Forbush High School
North Carolina


Successful Parenting videos cover a variety of topics
(click on topic for more information)
Heart of Parenting School Success

Single-Parent Families
Spanish Resources En Español



The "Heart of Parenting" series
This 3-part series is available in English and Spanish (dubbed) and covers the basics. Each DVD is 17 minutes long and includes a downloadable Facilitator's Guide. $49.95 each or all 3 for $129.95.

Self-Esteem Is the Key DVD
Take-Home Booklets
Facilitator's Guide (download)

Offers ten practical suggestions for parents to use in building self-esteem, an important determinant of a child's future success. (17 min.)

Communication Is Crucial DVD
Take-Home Booklets
Facilitator's Guide (download)

Good communication skills are essential in a smooth-functioning family. This video models both effective and ineffective ways to communicate.
(17 min.)


Discipline Makes The Difference DVD
Take-Home Booklets
Facilitator's Guide (download)

No single method of discipline works with all children every time. This video presents a variety of effective, nonviolent alternatives. (17 min.)

The Heart of Parenting Set of 3 DVDs
Save 15% when you order the set! Includes Self-Esteem Is the Key, Communication Is Crucial, and Discipline Makes the Difference, plus downloadable Facilitator's Guides for each.

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Spanish Resources—Juego de Corazón para Padres
These DVDs are dubbed in Spanish. Each DVD comes with a downloadable Facilitator's Guide (in English). $49.95 each or all 3 for $129.95. Parent Take-Home Booklets for parents sold separately.

“Our Hispanic parents love the Successful Parenting [Spanish] videos and
find them very easy to understand.”

  Betty Cosgray
School Counselor, Texas

Auto Estima Es La Llave
Take-Home Booklets
Facilitator's Guide (download)

Offers ten practical suggestions for parents to use in building self-esteem, an important determinant of a child's future success. (17 min.)

La Comunicación Es Crucial
Take-Home Booklets
Facilitator's Guide (download)

Good communication skills are essential in a smooth-functioning family. This video models both effective and ineffective ways to communicate.
(17 min.)

 

La Disciplina Mejora El Comportamiento
Take-Home Booklets
Facilitator's Guide (download)

No single method of discipline works with all children every time. This video presents a variety of effective, nonviolent alternatives.(17 min.)

Juego de Corazón Para Padres Set of 3 DVDs
Save 15% when you order the set! Includes Auto Estima Es La Llave, La Comunicación Es Crucial, and La Disciplina Mejora El Comportamiento, plus a sample Parent Take-Home Booklet and downloadable Facilitator's Guide (in English) for each.

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Materiales en Español—Juego de Corazón para Padres
Estos DVDs están doblados al Español. Cada video incluye una Guía para el Facilitador (en Inglés). El precio de cada video es de $49.95 o los 3 por $129.95. Los Panfletos Para Llevarse A Casa (en Español) se venden por separado.

Auto Estima Es La Llave
Panfletos Para Llevarse A Casa
Facilitator's Guide (download)

Muestra 10 sugerencias prácticas para que los padres las usen para promover la autoestima, elemento fundamental del éxito futuro del niño. (17 min.)

La Comunicación Es Crucial
Panfletos Para Llevarse A Casa
Facilitator's Guide (download)

Tener habilidades para comunicarse es esencial para el buen funcionamiento de la familia. Este video ejemplifica o modela las formas efectivas y torpes de comunicarse. (17 min.)

 
La Disciplina Mejora El Comportamiento
Panfletos Para Llevarse A Casa
Facilitator's Guide (download)

No existe un método único de disciplina que sea efectivo siempre y con todos los niños. Este video presenta una variedad de alternativas no-violentas de disciplina. (17 min.)

"Juego de Corazón Para Padres" Set de 3 DVDs
Ahorre el 15% cuando compre el set! Incluye Auto Estima Es La Llave, La Comunicación Es Crucial, y La Disciplina Mejora El Comportamiento, además de las Guías de Facilitador para cada uno.

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The School Success series
Each DVD comes with a Facilitator's Guide. $49.95 each. Take-Home Booklets for parents sold separately.

School Success Takes Teamwork: The Basics DVD
Take-Home Booklet
Facilitator's Guide (download)

Shows parents how to help their children succeed at school. It includes parental involvement, parent-teacher conferences, communication, conflict and offers specific suggestions by grade level.
(17 min.)

Taming The Homework Monster DVD
Take-Home Booklet
Facilitator's Guide (download)

Helps parents understand and deal with homework problems such as arguments, late nights and low grades.
(17 min.)

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The Single-Parent Family series


Each DVD comes with a Facilitator's Guide. Take-Home Booklets for participants sold separately.

The Single Parent Family: A Challenge For Children DVD
Take-Home Booklet
Facilitator's Guide (download)

Details the single-parent family experience from the point of view of children. Features real problems and helpful suggestions. For children six and older.
(15 min.)

The Single Parent Family: A Challenge for Parents DVD
Take-Home Booklet
Facilitator's Guide (download)

Being the head of a single parent family can be one tough challenge, but it can be done successfully. This video offers valuable insights for parents who are currently single parents or getting ready to assume this role.
(27 min.)

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“I have reviewed several parenting tapes and lecture series and yours is still by far the best. The diversity of the families and the real responses of the participants is what sold me. Thanks for such a good program.”

  Margo Martin
Director of "Ask A Parent Program," North Carolina