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The pioneer and industry leader in award-winning, video-based parenting education programs.

Why APC?

Active Parenting Canada programs empower families by providing parents with the skills to help their children survive and thrive in our changing world.

Active Parenting is a parent education program that emphasizes non-violent discipline, mutual respect, and open communication. It has benefited millions of families in the past 30 years.


  • At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child's success is the positive involvement of parents. – Jane D. Hull
  • Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them. – James Baldwin
  • Everybody knows how to raise children, except the people who have them. – P.J. O’Rourke
  • Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children. – Charles R. Swindoll
  • One thing I had learned from watching chimpanzees with their infants is that having a child should be fun. – Jane Goodall

What is an
“Active Parent”?

An active parent or guardian establishes a connection with their child or children by engaging in a parent-education model, which emphasizes the child’s psychological and behavioral goals, logical and natural consequences, mutual respect, and encouragement techniques.


Some Areas
we can help you in:

– Parenting teens
– Parenting for stepfamilies
– Connecting with kids
– Dealing with divorce and co-parenting
– Talking openly about difficult subjects

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Some of our Programs

  • Parenting Books

    Active Parenting 4th Edition (AP4) has been thoroughly revised and updated for 2014, including all-new video, more convenient parent’s guides, and a new emphasis on hot topics. It’s an evidence-based program that is proven to help parents in their most important job.

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  • Best Child Development Books

    1,2,3,4 Parents!  is perfect for new parents and early childhood staff training. It addresses basic parenting skills, including non-violent discipline techniques that really work.

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  • Books on Raising Teenagers

    Active Parenting of Teens is easy to lead and includes the essential Active Parenting model, plus discussions about technology, the latest in teen drug use prevention (including prescription drugs), teen bullying, and special attention to stepfamilies.

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  • Christian Parenting Tools

    Our resources section includes additional books, games, videos, and accessories. Subjects range from fun to serious.

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