Download this flyer When tragedy strikes far away, it's a parent's job to act as a filter for their children. Hours of emotional news coverage can create a distorted understanding of the world, and children are not intellectually equipped to assess the facts. A very young...

Active Parenting founder and president Dr. Michael Popkin explores the joys and challenges of a "spirited" child. Share your opinion on our Facebook page! Forrest Gump might have observed that kids are like a box of chocolates: you never know what you are going to get. Some are born...

by Dr. Michael Popkin Founder and President, Active Parenting Publishers For over 34 years, Active Parenting skills have proven effective with almost all children. However, those who have worked with special-needs children know that how these skills are applied and modified to fit their needs can make...

by Michael Popkin, Ph.D. Founder and President, Active Parenting Publishers Why do some parents abuse their children? The short answer is that it is an interaction effect brought about by a number of factors, including outside stress (more stress equals shorter fuses); psychological issues in the parent...

by Emily E. Gonzalez-Abreu, ESE and Support Services Family Counselor and Certified Active Parenting Leader If you know me, then you might have grown tired of my constant rave about these classes. Every opportunity I get I inform (verbally, emails, flyers) parents, administrators, teachers, staff, anyone who will...

Parents are a child’s first Sunday School teacher! They could use guidance, but they often get lost in the demands of youth programming. Here are 8 real reasons why your church needs parenting education opportunities: To support families The world has changed since the last generation...

by Michael Popkin, Ph.D. Founder and President, Active Parenting Publishers Move over, Steve Martin. There’s a new FOTB in town. After 30 years of watching our daughter, Megan, mature from the “cutest baby ever” to a confident, successful young woman, I had one of those rare, so-called...

Active Parenting parent education programs have been in use since 1983, with the publication of The Original Active Parenting Discussion Program (Popkin, 1983). This groundbreaking program was the first true video-based delivery system applied to the field of parent education. It targeted parents of 2- to 17-year-olds in...