Do you need funding to implement your parenting program? APP’S Evidence of Effectiveness can help when applying for grants. You’ve heard the great news that ACTIVE PARENTING 4th Edition & Active Parenting of Teens are now LISTED AS EVIDENCE BASED WITH A SCIENTIFIC RATING on the CEBC registry...

Every month is a good month for racism awareness. “What we must do is commit ourselves to some future that can include each other and to work toward that future with the particular strengths of our individual identities. And in order for us to do this,...

The headline for this greeting could be the setup for a dark joke with a punchline like: We can be thankful that it’s almost over; that it wasn’t even worse; that we avoided civil war and didn’t get wiped out by murder hornets. However, I...

Parenting is full of incredible, funny, and sometimes inspiring moments—and we could all use a laugh or inspiration during these difficult times. Share your favorite parenting moment with us. If your story is chosen to post on our blog you’ll get a FREE copy of...

Dear parent educators and those who support them, One thing we know about life on this beautiful planet is that from the smallest virus to the smartest human, no matter where you fit on the food chain, if your species has survived then you are adaptable....

A common linguistic mistake has it that the Chinese word for “Crisis” is a combination of the characters for danger and opportunity. While this is not technically true, it has been so widely accepted that even native Chinese speakers have picked it up. I like...

This month’s blog was inspired by an (unsolicited) e-mail I received from one of our longtime leaders, Pat Lonergan, Teen Parenting Instructor at Nature Coast Technical High School in Florida. She wrote and I wrote back: Hi Doctor Popkin, I became an Active Parenting Trainer of Trainers...

Most children do not like rules any more than they like most green vegetables. Fortunately, by the time they become adults they have usually developed a taste for both. We come to understand the value of good rules and the importance of learning to play...

Letters. We get letters. "Recently some of my old classmates were chatting about the Free the Horses program that we went through when we were little," wrote Keith from Michigan. "I was thinking it would be fun to have a get-together with some of these old...