A hallmark of Active Parenting programs is the warm and humorous video vignettes, used to illustrate common parenting problems—and solutions. Each session contains plenty of video to bring key points to life. Your Active Parenting for Stepfamilies program kit contains 202 minutes of closed-captioned video. Among the families portrayed in the video are:
The Bryants are an example of a blended family. In this program, they help to illustrate key points for parents learning how to better cope, solve problems, and manage new stepchildren entering their lives.
Mrs. Bryant’s son Justin and Mr. Bryant’s daughter Erin are the same age. The typical problems of adolescence are compounded by the challenges of creating a new family. Susan, Justin’s mother, also makes an appearance to illustrate additional parenting concepts today’s families often encounter.