Active Parenting

Active Parenting 
helps parents of children ages 5 to 12 raise responsible, cooperative children who are able to resist negative peer pressure and thrive in the 21st century. This program is offered in both English and Spanish and is conducted in 2 hours classes per week for 6 weeks.

Active Parenting is a video-based education program targeted to parents of 2- to 12-year-olds who want to improve their parenting skills. It is based on the application of Adlerian parenting theory, which is defined by mutual respect among family members within an authoritatively run family.

The program teaches parents how to raise a child by using encouragement, building the child’s self-esteem, and creating a relationship with the child based upon active listening, effective communication, and problem solving. It also teaches parents to use natural and logical consequences and other positive discipline skills to reduce irresponsible and unacceptable behaviors.

The Parent’s Guide contains all the information covered in Active Parenting giving parents their first exposure to the information and skills they will be learning. It also includes additional reading material, practice activities, and homework assignments that provide information and opportunities to practice using the skills.

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