Find new ways to tackle old problems while raising confident, happy children


It's the full-time job that we don't get paid for: raising children. But being a great parent doesn't have to be a stressful part of your life anymore. With Dr. Michael H. Popkin's respected parenting class and popular parenting books, you will learn the tools you need to become a successful parent. Even if you don't have time to take a weekly class outside of your home, Active Parenting brings the lessons to you with a unique, interactive online class. The class is based on sound Adlerian psychology, and it provides students with indispensable parenting help.

The comprehensive parenting class "meets" online and covers a diverse selection of parenting topics, including:


• Using effective communication skills
• Understanding why children misbehave
• Holding family meetings
• Much more as detailed below!

And because it's an online parenting class, you can complete the lessons wherever and whenever you would like, and review past lessons as many times as you need. Aside from providing parenting help through planned lessons, the online class also allows you to connect with other parents to hold discussions and complete activities.

You will receive excellent advice and parenting techniques from a highly qualified leader, access to online resources and videos, and the ability to discuss parenting with other adults around the country—all in one parenting class at the low cost of $79.95. It's a small price to pay for a priceless learning experience.

Master critical skills needed for parenting in the 21st century. 

Children grow up so fast and today they face an unsettling world. You need all the skills you can get as soon as you can get them. The time you spend in this class is a good investmnt in making the years ahead easier for you and more promising for your precious child.

Active Parenting 4th Edition is an award-winning program written by parenting expert Michael H. Popkin, Ph.D. Millions of parents have achieved success with this internationally-acclaimed video and discussion program, which makes it easy to learn a whole model of effective parenting. Skills include:


Session I: The Active Parent
- Styles of parenting
- Brain development in children
- The method of choice

Session II: Cooperation & Communication
- Who owns the problem?
- Active communication
- Feelings, empathy & problem-solving

Session III: Responsibility & Discipline
- Effective, nonviolent discipline
- "I" messages
- Logical consequences

Session IV: Building Courage & Self-Esteem
- The Think-Feel-Do Cycle
- The power of encouragement

Session V: Understanding and Redirecting Misbehavior
- Why children misbehave
- Eliminating power struggles
- Handling anger
- Problem-solving with FLAC

Session VI: Active Parenting for School Success
- 7 Smart Things for School Success
- Structuring homework time
- Tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs
- Family talks


It costs so little—you get so much!
The course fee of $79.95 gives you all this:

•Daily, 24-hour access to the online activities and lessons of your registered class, including video

•Pick up right where you left off with a Private User Name and Password for accessing the online interactive program features

•Certified Active Parenting Online Leader guidance and direct email communication during the class period

•The complete Parent's Guide or ebook—yours to keep

•Certificate upon completion of the final quiz

It's so simple.

  1. Login with your private enrollment key

  2. Watch the entertaining video scenes depicting real-life family situations

  3. Participate in online discussion and activities with fellow class members and your group leader

  4. Read the Parent's Guide and review past lessons as needed

  5. Succesfully complete the class for your certificate

When can I start my class?
You will be notified by email of your class login information within three business days of registration. Your Parent's Guide will be mailed to you and should arrive within 5-7 business days. Questions? Send an email message to

Satisfaction guaranteed.
Active Parenting offers a 100% unconditional guarantee. If you find that your Active Parenting Online Group course does not meet your expectations, you may request a full refund within two weeks of the end of your course. (Request for refund must occur before printing the certificate of completion.)

Sign me up!
A spot in an Active Parenting Online Group is waiting for you. We've made a sincere effort to make our Online Groups affordable to many parents, so hurry—classes fill fast.

As explained above, the cost of the course is $79.95. Payment is accepted using MasterCard, Visa, Discover, or American Express. You will be notified by email of your class enrollment key and URL.

Note to court-ordered parents requiring certification:
Please check with the deciding authority about its requirements before registering for an Active Parenting 4th Edition Online Group.

The Active Parenting 4th Edition Online Groups program provides written certification of your completion of the course. A certificate will be available for printing upon successful completion of the course's final quiz.

Note: Some families require more help than a parenting education class can provide. Active Parenting Publishers does not guarantee changes in children as a result of attending parenting classes. Our programs are educational in nature, not therapeutic. Throughout the program, parents are taught that change occurs when they (the parents) work to make the changes. If problems persist, please don't give up; seek the help of a social services or mental health professional.