A message from Doc Pop We have all asked our kids, “What did you do in school today?” only to be told that age-old lie, “Nothing.” Of course, what they really mean is either “Nothing significant to me” or “Nothing that I want to talk to you...

A message from Doc Pop Welcome to fall! Just because we are innovators doesn’t mean that we don’t follow a good trend when we see one. Case in point: our fall catalog. It’s slimmer than our catalogs of the past—so much so that printers have nicknamed it...

For this post, I want to share one of my favorite weeks from my book Doc Pop’s 52 weeks of Active Parenting with you. Be on the lookout for more Doc Pop’s 52 Weeks posts to come, and if you like what you read, consider...

by Michael Popkin Research from De Montfort University in the UK showed that parents who praised their children five times each day saw an improvement in the child’s behavior. A “Five Praises Campaign” was even launched to help parents learn to be mindful of the need...

by Michael Popkin, author of Active Parenting of Teens and Teens in Action Hearing a good review of the new movie Booksmart on my drive home the other day, I thought I’d check it out for myself and was not disappointed. The humor was clever sometimes and...

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...