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...

THE WELL-BEING OF TEENS The purpose of parenting as we define it in all Active Parenting programs is stated as: To protect and prepare children and teens to survive and thrive in the kind of society in which they will live. The world in which we...

Doc Pop's 52 Weeks of Active Parenting Social Media Weekly! Join Doc Pop for 52 Weeks of Active Parenting and learn positive parenting practices. While you're there, be sure to like us—click the links below—don't miss out! And don't forget to sign up for your FREE...

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...

Doc Pop's 52 Weeks of Active Parenting Social Media Weekly! Join Doc Pop for 52 Weeks of Active Parenting and learn positive parenting practices to reduce the risk of child abuse. While you're there, be sure to like us—click the links below—don't miss out! And don't...

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,...

Encouragement for Active Parenting programs! Millions of parents have benefited from parenting education courses, and they couldn’t do it without capable group leaders. But why do they do it? Parents lead by example to raise children who will not only survive but also thrive. For leaders,...

The headline for this greeting could be the setup for a dark joke with a punchline like: We can be thankful that it’s almost over; that it wasn’t even worse; that we avoided civil war and didn’t get wiped out by murder hornets.   However, I...

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