Active Parenting 4th Edition Online

Find new ways to tackle old problems while raising confident, happy children

It’s the full-time job that we don’t get paid for: raising children. But being a great parent doesn’t have to be a stressful part of your life. With Dr. Michael H. Popkin’s award-winning parenting class and best-selling books, you will learn the tools you need to become a successful parent. Even if you don’t have time to take a weekly class outside of your home, Active Parenting brings the lessons to you with this unique, interactive online class. The class is based on sound principles of child development, and it provides moms and dads with indispensable parenting help.

Active Parenting 4th Ed. is a comprehensive parenting class that “meets” online and covers a diverse selection of parenting topics, including:

  • using effective communication skills
  • understanding why children misbehave
  • holding family meetings
  • and much more!

And because it’s an online parenting class, you can complete the lessons wherever and whenever you would like, and review past lessons as many times as you need. Aside from providing parenting help through planned lessons, the online class also allows you to connect with other parents to hold discussions and complete activities.

You will receive excellent advice and parenting techniques from a highly qualified leader, access to online resources and videos, and the ability to discuss parenting with other adults around the country—all in one parenting class at the low cost of $79.95. It’s a small price to pay for a priceless learning experience.

How Does It work?

In this class, you name the time and place.
You can “click on and off” as needed to complete each lesson. The 60-day enrollment period allows you “24/7” access to all online video, activities, discussions and past lessons.

It’s so simple.

  1. Watch the entertaining video scenes depicting real-life family situations.
  2. Participate in online discussion and activities with fellow class members and your group leader.
  3. Read the corresponding chapter of the Active Parenting 4th Ed. Parent’s Guide.
  4. Review past lessons.
  5. Successfully complete the final quiz and print your Certificate of Completion.

LOG IN: You will receive an introductory email within 30 minutes of your paid registration, sent to the email address you provided at checkout. This email will provide your enrollment code and other information you’ll need to access the class. If you don’t receive this email, contact our Online Coordinator at

Skills You Will Learn

Master critical skills needed for parenting in the 21st century.
Children grow up so fast and today they face an unsettling world. You need all the skills you can get as soon as you can get them. The time you spend in this class is a good investment in making the years ahead easier for you and more promising for your precious child.

Active Parenting 4th Edition is an award-winning program written by parenting expert Michael H. Popkin, Ph.D. Millions of parents have achieved success with this internationally-acclaimed video and discussion program, which makes it easy to learn a whole model of effective parenting:


Session I: The Active Parent
– Styles of parenting
– Brain development in children
– The method of choice


Session II: Cooperation & Communication
– Who owns the problem?
– Active communication
– Feelings, empathy & problem-solving


Session III: Responsibility & Discipline
– Effective, nonviolent discipline
– “I” messages
– Logical consequences


Session IV: Building Courage & Self-Esteem
– The Think-Feel-Do Cycle
– The power of encouragement
Session V: Understanding and Redirecting Misbehavior
– Why children misbehave
– Eliminating power struggles
– Handling anger
– Problem-solving with FLAC
Session VI: Active Parenting for School Success
– 7 Smart Things for School Success
– Structuring homework time
– Tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs
– Family talks


It costs so little—you get so much!
The course fee of $79.95 gives you all this:

  • Private User Name and Password for accessing the online interactive program features
  • Daily, 24-hour access for 60 days to the online activities and lessons of your registered class, including video
  • The complete Active Parenting 4th Edition Parent’s Guide & Workbook—delivered by mail within 5-7 business days after registration
  • Certified Active Parenting Online Leader guidance and direct email communication during the enrollment period
  • Printable certificate upon successful completion of the course.

Quantity discounts are available to organizations that wish to purchase classes in bulk for re-distribution to their clients. Please inquire.

Additional Information

Satisfaction guaranteed.
Active Parenting offers a 100% unconditional guarantee. If you find that the Active Parenting 4th Ed. Online Parenting Class does not meet your expectations, let us know before printing your Certificate of Completion and within 75 days of your registration date and we’ll refund your registration fee. (No refunds after certificate is printed.)

Sign me up!

As explained above, the cost of the course is $79.95. Payment is accepted using MasterCard, Visa, Discover, or American Express. You will receive an introductory email with the enrollment code within 30 minutes of your paid registration, sent to the email address you provided at checkout. NOTE: This course requires one of the following web browsers: Microsoft Internet Explorer or Edge, Mozilla Firefox, or Google Chrome. It will not work on Safari. Not currently available for mobile devices.

Just click here to register online using our secure server.

When can I start my class?

You will receive an introductory email within 30 minutes of your paid registration, sent to the email address you provided at checkout. This email will provide your enrollment code and other information you’ll need to access the class. Your Parent’s Guide will be mailed to you and should arrive within 5-7 business days. Questions? Send an email message to

Note to court-ordered parents or parents requiring certification:

Please check with the deciding authority about its requirements before registering for an Active Parenting Online Group. A certificate of completion is available to print at the end of the course (upon successful completion of the final quiz).

Note: Some families require more help than a parenting education class can provide. Active Parenting Publishers does not guarantee changes in children as a result of attending parenting classes. Our programs are educational in nature, not therapeutic. Throughout the program, parents are taught that change occurs when they (the parents) work to make the changes. If problems persist, please don’t give up; seek the help of a social services or mental health professional.


Our Educational Consultants are ready with answers. Call 1-800-825-0060 or email