Christian Active Parenting uses the wisdom of the Bible to help you with the challenges of rearing joyous children. This video-based program, for parents of children ages 5 to 12, will help you learn ways to raise responsible children who are able to resist negative peer pressure. Over the course of six sessions, you’ll learn non-violent discipline techniques plus effective communication and encouragement skills to build a solid foundation for the upcoming teen years.

Video, discussion, and activities make for a fast-paced workshop

Christian Active Parenting uses entertaining video scenes to demonstrate common parenting challenges and solutions. Each workshop allows plenty of time for group discussion and activities.

Here’s what you’ll be learning:

(Note: the content and format of each workshop is determined by the leader of that workshop and may differ from what is shown below. Your workshop may provide a Parent’s Guide and Parent’s Workbook;if not, you can order them here. Check with your workshop leader for complete details.)

Session I: The Active Parent

  • Styles of parenting
  • Brain development in children
  • The method of choice

Session IV: Building Courage & Self-Esteem

  • The Think-Feel-Do Cycle
  • The power of encouragement
  • Courage and self-esteem
  • The Biblical tradition of encouragement

Session II: Cooperation & Communication

  • Who owns the problem?
  • Active communication
  • Feelings, empathy, and problem-solving
  • Introducing Bible reading to your kids

Session V: Understanding and Redirecting Misbehavior

  • Why children misbehave
  • Eliminating power struggles
  • Overcoming anger through the word of God
  • Problem-solving with FLAC

Session III: Responsibility & Discipline

  • Effective non-violent discipline guided by God’s love
  • “I” messages
  • Logical consequences

Session VI: Active Parenting for Unity and School Success

  • 7 Smart Things for School Success
  • Structuring homework time
  • Christian influences in your child’s life
  • Tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs
  • Family talks

Sample video from Christian Active Parenting


Your class will be a combination of activities, discussion, reading, and video. Here are a few sample scenes.