Where Families Find Their Way

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The Journey Starts Here

Discover the ALL-NEW and updated positive parenting program for parents of children ages birth to 5

4 Decades of…

Helping families in their child’s development AND preparing parent educators “EVERY STAGE, EVERY STEP”

Active Parenting Publishers

Parenting education from renowned expert Dr. Michael H. Popkin—a former child and family therapist and father of two—based on best practices proven effective for millions of families since 1983.

For the Love of Family

Being a “successful parent” means more than providing food, clothing, and shelter. It requires taking an active role in a child’s growth and development, and an active approach to parenting.

Our mission at Active Parenting Publishers (APP) is to support and prepare families through “every stage, every step” of their child’s development. We are also here to support and prepare parent educators “every stage, every step” in their efforts to provide the best programs possible to the families they serve.

For the Love of Family

Our mission at Active Parenting Publishers (APP) is to support and prepare families through “every stage, every step” of their child’s development. We are also here to support and prepare parent educators “every stage, every step” in their efforts to provide the best programs possible to the families they serve.

Featured Curriculums

Featured Curriculums

First Five Years Parenting Program

Active Parenting 4th Edition

Active Parenting of Teens

Cooperative Parenting and Divorce

Our newest course for parents of children from birth to age 5 shows how to nurture a child with a “just right” combination of freedom and nonviolent discipline.

This comprehensive program helps parents of children ages 5 to 12 learn to raise responsible, courageous children able to resist negative peer pressure.

This program helps parents gain confidence and courage to meet the challenges (and savor the joys) of their children’s teen years.

This course helps separating parents establish a cooperative and positive new relationship as co-parents.

Spanish Language Programs

Spanish Language Programs

The Spanish translations of our most popular Active Parenting programs contain the same great information, videos, and parental guidance to help meet the needs of Spanish-speaking parents.

Lead the Way With Proven Parenting Programs

Active Parenting Publishers, Inc. has been providing award-winning, video-based parenting classes for helping professionals since 1983. Founded by Dr. Michael H. Popkin, our evidence-based programs offer new ways to help families survive and thrive in our changing world. Topics include parenting of all ages and stages, stepparenting, divorce, school success, character education, raising children in a changing world, the role of parents, and more.

Lead the Way With Proven Parenting Programs

Founded by Dr. Michael H. Popkin, our evidence-based programs offer new ways to help families survive and thrive in our changing world.

Have You Ever Stopped To Think…

What is My Parenting Style?

What is your overall approach to parenting? How about your partner’s approach? Understanding your parenting styles can be very helpful in figuring out how to understand each other, discussing matters between you, and in making positive parenting changes.

Take our parenting quiz to help uncover your beliefs about being a parent and discover your style of parenting. The answers might just surprise you!

Have You Ever Stopped To Think…
What is My Parenting Style?

What is your overall approach to parenting? How about your partner’s approach? Understanding your parenting styles can be very helpful in figuring out how to understand each other, discussing matters between you, and in making positive parenting changes.

Tools for Training

Leading parenting groups is a great experience! You are not just helping parents—you are helping children, teachers, and your community by strengthening families.

Our dynamic leader training opportunities provide a great workout, teaching you the most effective way to lead Active Parenting programs and firming up your technique. Become a confident group leader with our live Leader Training webinars or our online self-study program. Learn how to make your classes entertaining and filled with practical parenting skills. Pick up presentation techniques that will help you become a more effective facilitator. Stimulate positive changes in yourself and course participants. Our Leader Training will help you strengthen your knowledge, become more flexible and effective, and have more fun!

Tools for Training

Leading parenting groups is a great experience! You are not just helping parents—you are helping children, teachers, and your community by strengthening families.