Sample video from
Active Parenting of Teens

Your program kit contains 150 minutes of closed-captioned video to use throughout class to help parents understand key points. Each clearly demonstrates the “right way” and the “wrong way.” The families portrayed in the video reflect families in every community—racially and economically diverse, with single parents, married parents, and stepparents.


In this clip about the importance of encouragement, watch how Dad’s perfectionism discourages his daughter in this conversation about report cards. As you watch, try putting youself in Jada’s shoes, and imagine what you would think, feel, and do if it were you.


Narrator Daphne Maxwell-Reid supports the group leader’s teaching by reinforcing key points before showing a more encouraging way to handle the situation. (This is also helpful to parents who may borrow the video from your resource library.) Again, put yourself in Jada’s shoes and see what you would think, feel, and do this time.

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Best practices make better classes

According to “Parent Education to Strengthen Families and Reduce the Risk of Maltreatment,” a 2013 publication of the US Department of Health and Human Services,

“Research has consistently shown that active learning approaches have greater success than passive approaches (CDC, 2009). Interactive methods include activities such as group discussion, role playing, active modeling, homework exercises, and reviewing videos of effective parenting approaches (Brown, 2005).”

With video, activities, “show and tell,” group discussion, and weekly Building the Bond assignments (homework), Active Parenting of Teens meets all those requirements and more!

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