May is Mental Health Awareness Month Mental Health Awareness Month was established in 1949 to create awareness of the tremendous impact mental health has on our well-being.  According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration SAMHSA, mental health “includes our emotional, psychological, and social...

May 8-12 is Teacher Appreciation Week Teachers have a very challenging job. They must educate students while maintaining a safe environment for many restless children with different learning styles and needs. Many teachers go above and beyond by working extra hours planning and implementing special activities...

April 20, 2023 is National D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) Day The D.A.R.E. mission: “Teaching students good decision-making skills to help them lead safe and healthy lives” D.A.R.E.’s vision: “A world in which students everywhere are empowered to respect others and choose to lead lives free...

Active Parenting Helps to Prevent Child Abuse Active Parenting Helps to Prevent Child Abuse by providing parents with the tools they need to communicate and empathize with their children, foster independence and mutual respect, provide encouragement, and employ methods of non-violent discipline. These tools help to...

Happy Black History month from Active Parenting Publishers Black History Month: Spotlight on Courage For years families and communities have come together to celebrate Black History Month, which takes place in the month of February. This special month came into existence to showcase and celebrate the contributions...

CoCo—HERE to help coparents! Successful coparenting is within reach with our NEW program!  Active Parenting Publishers and the authors of the Cooperative Parenting and Divorce program have been hard at work revising this popular program designed to help coparents build a healthy and sustainable, child-focused relationship…...

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...

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