ERIC Number: ED356054
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
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Active Parenting Today: For Parents of 2 to 12 Year Olds. Leader's Guide.
Popkin, Michael H.
This book is designed for leaders of parent discussion groups utilizing the Active Parenting Today video-based parent education program. The program is designed to help parents instill self-esteem, courage, responsibility, and cooperation in their children so that they will be less likely to use tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs (TAOD); to raise parental awareness of the threat of TAOD; and to inform parents of the roles they can play in the prevention process. An introduction explains the Active Parenting Today program and offers advice on group dynamics and leadership skills. The rest of the book is divided into six sections, each of which outlines the plan for a 2-hour parent meeting and is integrated with a 26-minute video to be shown at each meeting. The six sections are entitled: (1) The Active Parent; (2) Instilling Courage and Self-Esteem; (3) Understanding Your Child; (4) Developing Responsibility; (5) Winning Cooperation; and (6) Active Parenting in a Democratic Society. Each section contains specific instructions for the group leader, activities that can be undertaken by the group, discussion topics, and home activities to be used by parents with their own children. An appendix suggests 10 roles that parents can play in the prevention of drug abuse. (MDM).
Descriptors: Alcohol Education, Cooperation, Drug Education, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Education, Parent Workshops, Parenting Skills, Preschool Children, Prevention, Self Esteem
Active Parenting Publishers, 810 Franklin Court, Suite B, Marietta, GA 30067 (Catalog No. 1302, $24.95, add $2 shipping and handling; $345 for complete set--two videotapes, totalling 159 minutes, a leader's guide, a parent's guide, a drug prevention book, a goal card, a course promotion guide, and a starter kit of course promotion material; Georgia residents add 5% sales tax).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
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