Active Parenting: First Five Years: Addresses basic skills for new parents, caregivers, and early childhood staff training. Produced in conjunction with Oklahoma State Cooperative Extension. DVD video is closed-captioned.
Available in English and Spanish, in three convenient formats: video & discussion program, video series, and lunch & learn kit.
To find out how to offer this course online using one of our convenient virtual options, call 800-825-0060 ext 2.
What’s so great about this new program for parents of children from ages birth to 5?
Introducing comprehensive classes for parents of children from birth to age 5. The first five years of parenting! Active Parenting: First Five Years is the all-new revision of our popular 1,2,3,4 Parents parenting program.
Here’s what you’ll love about the Active Parenting: First Five Years program
- Flexible design allows you to lead a class of 1, 3, or 4 sessions
- Easy-to-read Parent’s Guide
- Video available embedded in PowerPoint…or on DVDs—your choice!
- A special session dedicated to school readiness and parent engagement
- Evidence of effectiveness and research tools
- Also available in Spanish
- And, of course, the same effective Active Parenting method that has helped millions of families in the past 35 years!
The Active Parenting: First Five Years parenting program provides 1-4 sessions packed with the information new moms and dads need.
Implement your parenting class in 3-4 sessions — or hold a 1-session parent engagement workshop. With so many different kinds of parents, why should there be only one kind of class? Active Parenting: First Five Years is designed to make it easy for you to offer:
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
Other Program Materials:
Active Parenting: First Five Years Parent’s Guide
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Active Parenting: First Five Years Certificates of Completion
|$10.00 – $24.95||Learn More||Purchase Options|
Active Parenting: First Five Years Key Point Magnet (pkg/5)
Active Parenting: First Five Years Leader’s Guide
Active Parenting: First Five Years Course Announcement Poster
Active Parenting: First Five Years Promo Flyer
Active Parenting: First Five Years PowerPoint – no video
|$49.00||Learn More||Purchase Options|
Active Parenting: First Five Years Online Group
|$79.95 – $129.90||Learn More||Purchase Options|
“A great revision! Our parents will love it!!”
“This program is the ‘instruction manual’ that every first, second, third time parent needs. Amazing insight into the mind and what is needed for parents of children in the first five years. A MUST for all teen parents!”
“First Five Years is a must-have parent education program for any parent who wants to ensure a successful start to their child’s early developmental years and an enjoyable, informed and confident parenting experience at the same time!”
From Video Librarian magazine, Vol. 32 No. 5 (September/October 2017)
Active Parenting: First Five Years—Video 1: You and Your Child (3½ stars out of 4) (2017) 23 min. DVD; $79.95. Active Parenting Publishers. PPR. ISBN: 978-1-59723345-3.
New parents often wonder about what’s going on in the minds of their babies—and how to respond in the best manner possible. Based on the concept of “active parenting” (which emphasizes bonding with children, encouragement, and non-violent discipline), You and Your Child—the first entry in the four-part Active Parenting: First Five Years series—helps parents understand why kids do some of the things they do at various ages. In an entertaining rap music segment, a teen girl and boy describe the normal behaviors and experiences of kids, including how infants explore their environment through touch (and put almost everything in their mouths), the tantrums of the terrible twos, the connection to parents through reading and story time, and more, as the tiny baby grows into a big kid. Acting out common situations, multicultural parents share their challenges and approaches. Topping the list, of course, is trying to figure out what a crying baby needs—quickly followed by learning how to function as a parent in the face of ongoing fatigue. Depicting various scenarios (including tough ones related to arguments and discipline), the program emphasizes that the challenges and triumphs in child-raising are similar for all. The other titles in the series are Preventing Problems, Encouraging Positive Behavior, and Preparing Your Child for School Success. Highly recommended. Aud: P. (C. Block)