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,...

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...

Parenting is full of incredible, funny, and sometimes inspiring moments—and we could all use a laugh or inspiration during these difficult times. Share your favorite parenting moment with us. If your story is chosen to post on our blog you’ll get a FREE copy of...

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...

Most children do not like rules any more than they like most green vegetables. Fortunately, by the time they become adults they have usually developed a taste for both. We come to understand the value of good rules and the importance of learning to play...