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...

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There are many pressing issues facing us today—racial injustice, division, and a lingering pandemic (just to name a few). Like fires in 3 rooms of the house, it is easy to be distracted from cracks in the foundation. We run around throwing water on the...

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...

This month’s blog was inspired by an (unsolicited) e-mail I received from one of our longtime leaders, Pat Lonergan, Teen Parenting Instructor at Nature Coast Technical High School in Florida. She wrote and I wrote back: Hi Doctor Popkin, I became an Active Parenting Trainer of Trainers...

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...

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