An essential part of raising children to “survive and thrive” is preparing for school success. Doing well in school is not the only way to have a good life, but it sure helps. It will open many doors that would otherwise be closed. Being successful...

Roots: Then and Now The International Day of Families got me thinking back to when I was an ambitious young graduate student in 1977, a book, followed by a television miniseries, became international events.  The story, Roots, by author, Alex Haley, follows a family from its...

by Michael Popkin On May 14, 2019, my wife, Melody, and I became grandparents of an 8½ pound baby boy. Our daughter, Megan, whom some of you may remember as the ten-year-old girl reciting the Ages and Stages poem in our earlier version of Active Parenting:...

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