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Give your children a great start by taking our Active Parenting classes—led by a certified parenting educator. Combining video, discussion, activities, and a Parent’s Guide, this curriculum will show you how to nurture your child with a  combination of freedom and nonviolent discipline.

Note to court-ordered parents and guardians or those requiring certification

Please check with the deciding authority concerning its requirements before registering for an Active Parenting Group. A certificate of completion is provided upon successful completion of the course.

Some families require more support than a parenting education class can provide. Active Parenting does not guarantee changes in children as a result of attending parenting classes. Active Parenting programs are educational rather than therapeutic. Throughout the program, parents are taught that change occurs when parents work to make the changes. If problems persist, please don’t give up; we are here to assist with therapeutic concerns. 

Mother and Baby on Floor



Active Parenting: First Five Years: Addresses basic skills for new parents, caregivers, and early childhood staff navigating through these adventurous times. 

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



Millions of parents have achieved success with Active Parenting—and you can, too! This class will help you learn ways to raise responsible children who are able to resist negative peer pressure. Over the course of six sessions, you’ll learn non-violent discipline techniques plus effective communication and encouragement skills to build a solid foundation for the upcoming teen years.
Session I: The Active Parent
Session II: Cooperation & Communication
Session III: Responsibility & Discipline
Session IV: Building Courage & Self-Esteem
Session V: Understanding and Redirecting Misbehavior
Session VI: Active Parenting for School Success

Father Playing with Daughters



Active Parenting of Teens is a comprehensive parenting program for parents of preteens and teens. The skills you learn in this class will give you confidence and courage to meet the challenges—and savor the joys—of your children’s teen years.

You’ll learn how to open up the lines of communication, encourage cooperation and responsibility, and discipline effectively. You’ll also explore techniques for solving the inevitable problems that crop up.

Session I: The Active Parent

Session II: Winning Cooperation

Session III: Responsibility & Discipline

Session IV: Building Courage, Redirecting Misbehavior

Session V: Drugs, Sexuality, and Violence: Reducing the Risks, part 1

Session VI: Drugs, Sexuality, and Violence: Reducing the Risks, part 2

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