New Parenting Education Program Offers Tools to Help Parents Prepare Their Children for Success at School, at Home, and Beyond

To celebrate 30 years of parent education classes, Active Parenting Publishers announces the release of a complete update of its flagship parenting program. "Active Parenting 4th Edition" is an evidence-based program kit for educators to use for leading a comprehensive parenting class emphasizing non-violent discipline.

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A class that helps moms and dads rediscover the joy of parenting.

Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) April 16, 2014

Active Parenting Publishers, which for 30 years has provided research-based parenting education program kits, announces a complete update of its best-selling program. "Active Parenting 4th Edition," written by parenting expert Dr. Michael Popkin, is a comprehensive curriculum for teaching vital parenting skills including discipline without spanking and school success. It is available through the company’s web site:

In 1980 Dr. Michael Popkin, a child and family therapist in Atlanta, saw a new way to help anxious parents: video. He went on to develop the world’s first video-based parenting education program. The program was a huge success and has been updated several times to address changing times. 2014 brings the debut of the long-awaited "Active Parenting 4th Edition."

“We knew we had to keep the essential Active Parenting model of mutual respect, non-violent discipline, and open communication,” explains Dr. Popkin. “For the update we added information about bullying, school success, drug prevention, and special needs. This has made an even stronger program.”

The "Active Parenting 4th Edition" program kit contains a step-by-step Leader’s Guide to make it easy for any facilitator to lead a course without special training. The structure is flexible, allowing for classes of 2-6 sessions. With the details taken care of, the facilitator has more time to spend helping parents.

Each session contains a combination of video, activities, and group discussion. Below are sample scenes from the video portion of "Active Parenting 4th Edition."

"Active Parenting 4th Edition" is listed on the National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs. Educators interested in previewing the new kit should contact the publisher at 800-825-0060 or Parents interested in taking the class can check the company’s web site for class listings, or ask their children’s school guidance counselor.

About Active Parenting Publishers:
Active Parenting Publishers has provided video-based parenting classes for helping professionals since 1983. The company’s programs are rooted in research and cover topics including parenting teens, step-parenting, parenting after divorce, school success, and character education. (



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