An online parenting class for parents of children ages birth to 5

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

Your child’s first few years are so important! Learn how to make the most ofNational Parenting Product Awards winner them with Active Parenting: First Five Years, a program for parents and other caregivers. Written by parenting expert (and dad) Dr. Michael Popkin along with experienced contributing authors, this online course will show you how to nurture your child with a “just right” combination of freedom and nonviolent discipline. Millions of parents have achieved success with Active Parenting—and you can, too!

What’s it all about?

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

The interactive parenting class “meets” online and covers a diverse selection of parenting topics, including:

  • Understanding your parenting style
  • Building a bond with your child
  • Effective, nonviolent discipline for the early years
  • Preventing problems
  • Getting your little one ready for school
  • 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:First Five Years Parent’s Guide.
  4. Review past lessons.
  5. Successfully complete the final quiz and print your Certificate of Completion.

LOG IN: Within 30 minutes of your paid registration, you’ll receive an email providing the information you’ll need to access the class. If you don’t receive this email, contact our Online Coordinator at

Skills You Will Learn

Learn how to build a strong foundation for your child—right from the start.
Active Parenting: First Five Years makes it easy to learn a whole model of effective parenting starting from the very beginning. Active Parenting: First Five Years is written by parenting expert Michael H. Popkin, Ph.D., with contributions by authors from Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension Service. In this class you will have explore many critical topics that are on the minds of all new parents.

Learn all this in just 4 sessions:

Session I: You and Your Child
– Styles of parenting
– Ages and stages of development
– Building a bond with your child
– The method of choice


Session II: Preventing Problems
– Your child’s beautiful brain
– Using nonviolent discipline
– The “A-C-T” of parenting


Session III: Encouraging Positive Behavior
– The power of encouragement
– Choices and consequences
– Caring for the caregiver


Session IV: Preparing for school success
– 6 smart things parents can do to help young children get ready for school


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: First Five Years Parent’s Guide—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: First Five Years Online Group 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.