Active Parenting leaders meet the Coronavirus challenge by hosting online parenting groups | by Dr. Popkin

When the world changed seemingly overnight, people everywhere had to adapt. Parenting educators are no exception, and throughout the world they once again showed their resilience and resourcefulness by coupling cutting edge educational technology with evidence-based Active Parenting programs and taking their classes online. One inspiring success story from local Arizona newsletter tells how  Arizona Youth Partnership has turned lemons into lemonade by reaching out to parents in their community with their online class offerings.

We at Active Parenting have heard firsthand from our leaders on the topic of online classes. Dr. Michael Popkin (Founder and President of Active Parenting Publishers) and Training Manager Micole Mason recently had the pleasure of hosting a Zoom meeting with program leaders from Olive Crest, in Orange County, CA, and Northern Nevada Medical Center to talk about how they have risen to the recent challenges and to get their feedback on the virtual courses they are offering.

We applaud all Active Parenting facilitators and sponsoring organizations who have stepped up in this difficult time to help parents despite the limitations of social distancing. APP’s virtual course options are here for you, and we’re waiving our usual streaming rights fee to make it easier for groups to begin holding classes online now. Here’s how to get started:

Contact APP to obtain streaming rights— at no cost, which will allow you to host parenting groups online using your existing Active Parenting program materials and the video conferencing service of your choice (Zoom, WebEx, GoToMeeting). All that is required is that you purchase a parent guide for each participant, with a minimum purchase of 10 parent guides for each class conducted over the Internet. Active Parenting can even mail parent guides directly to parents if necessary! Call 800-825-0060 ext 2 to order parent guides and obtain your free streaming rights. Terms & conditions apply.

If you are looking for more ways to offer parenting classes to parents from home, APP has two other great options:

  • Online Courses – Many Active Parenting programs are available in self-study online format. Parents receive a unique log-in and parent guide, and access to course videos & discussion forums. Contact us for pricing, terms, & conditions.
  • Online Video Library – Streaming Active Parenting program videos are available by subscription. You will receive a unique URL and password to access program videos, then you can stream the content to parents via the platform of your choice (ex: Zoom, WebEx, GoToMeeting, etc.) for 90 days.. Contact us for pricing, terms & conditions.


Get started today! And let us know about your own successes so we can continue to inspire each other and share new best practices in parenting education.

Call 800-825-0060 ext 2 or email for more information on our virtual options, pricing, and terms & conditions.


Active Parenting Publishers founder and president Michael H. Popkin, Ph.D. has been providing research-based education programs with an emphasis on nonviolent discipline, mutual respect, and open communication for over 35 years. He is widely known for his expertise in the field of parent education and has appeared on over 100 TV programs, including CNN and The Oprah Winfrey Show.