Active Parenting

First Five Years parenting program logo

by Michael H. Popkin, PhD.  Contributing authors: Amanda Sheffield Morris, PhD, IMH-E®; Ruth Slocum, LCSW, IMH-E®; and Laura Hubbs-Tait, PhD

Welcome to the JOY of Parenting!

Your child’s first few years are so important! Learn how to make the most of them with Active Parenting: First Five Years, a program for parents and other caregivers. Written by parenting expert (and dad) Dr. Michael Popkin, this course will show you how to nurture your child with a “just right” combination of freedom and nonviolent discipline. Millions of parents have achieved success with Active Parenting—and you can, too!

Video, discussion, and activities make for a fast-paced workshop
Active Parenting: First Five Years uses entertaining video scenes to demonstrate common parenting challenges and solutions. Each workshop allows plenty of time for group discussion and activities.

HERE IS WHAT YOU’LL BE LEARNING                                                                                                                             

Session I: You and Your Child

  • Styles of parenting
  • Ages and stages of development
  • Building a bond with your child
  • The method of choice

Session II: Preventing Problems

  • Your child’s beautiful brain
  • Using nonviolent discipline
  • The “A-C-T” of parenting

Session III: Encouraging Positive Behavior

  • The power of encouragement
  • Choices and consequences
  • Caring for the caregiver

Session IV: Preparing for School Success

  • 6 smart things parents can do to help young children get ready for school

 Come and learn more about practical parenting skills that really work!


“The purpose of parenting is to protect and prepare our children to survive and thrive in the kind of society in which they will live. Come share and grow in your life experiences as parents together! ” 

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