Feel like all you say to your kids is “No”? If Netflix’st new movie “Yes Day” is any indication of the state of parenting in the U.S., you are not alone. This family-friendly film provides inspiration for ways parents can say "YES!" to your kids—within...

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Every month is a good month for racism awareness.“What we must do is commit ourselves to some future that can include each other and to work toward that future with the particular strengths of our individual identities. And in order for us to do this,...

To survive and thrive we must be able to protect ourselves, our families, and the society in which we live. The human instinct to repel attacks—whether physical or psychological—has led us to develop complex systems of justice and defense. Children will also look for ways...

Letters. We get letters."Recently some of my old classmates were chatting about the Free the Horses program that we went through when we were little," wrote Keith from Michigan. "I was thinking it would be fun to have a get-together with some of these old...

If you know Active Parenting, you know the value we put on building courage in our children through the process of encouragement. “Putting it in writing” is such a powerful force in our society that a written letter of encouragement will often carry more weight...

I know that this sounds like a stretch, but kids, especially young kids, are pretty naïve. They have yet to discover that math and science are terrible things invented just to make children and teens feel inferior! OK, this statement is meant to be humorous,...

Okay, so you are an Active Parent who wants to make sure that your child experiences childhood in all its glory and still survives to thrive later as an adult. You also buy in to the AP philosophy that “problems are for solving.” The problem...

A message from Doc PopWe have all asked our kids, “What did you do in school today?” only to be told that age-old lie, “Nothing.”Of course, what they really mean is either “Nothing significant to me” or “Nothing that I want to talk to you...