Parents for Life

Welcome to

Active
Parenting
Canada

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

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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.

 

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  • 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
  • Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.
    – James Baldwin
  • At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child’s success is the positive involvement of parents.
    – Jane D. Hull
  • Everybody knows how to raise children, except the people who have them.
    – P.J. O’Rourke

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.

    More info…

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  • I’m New
    • Plan a Visit
    • Mission & Core Values
    • The Christ Church Story
    • Staff
      • Pastoral Staff
      • Support Staff
  • Connect
    • Christ Kids
      • What to Expect
      • Milestone Classes
    • Christ Youth
    • Young Adults
    • Adults
      • Men
      • Women
  • Next Steps
    • Catch the Vision
    • Freedom
      • KAIROS
      • Freedom Basics
    • Serve
      • Opportunities
    • Equip Classes
    • Life Groups
    • Baptism
  • Events
    • Announcement Video
    • 24/7 Prayer
  • Sermons
  • Give
    • Give Online
    • Ministry Partners
    • Registrations
    • Expand the Kingdom


Equip Classes

  • Next Steps
    • Catch the Vision
    • Freedom
      • KAIROS
      • Freedom Basics
    • Serve
      • Opportunities
    • Equip Classes
    • Life Groups
    • Baptism

Equip is designed to help you move grow in a specific area of life through classes. We offer classes ranging from marriage to parenting to financial management. Make sure to keep an eye out for upcoming classes! We hope you’ll join us! 

“He is the one we proclaim, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone fully mature in Christ.” Colossians 1:28

“…Equip you with everything good that you may do his will, working in us that which is pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.” Hebrews 13:21

Note: Some classes do have a fee for materials.

 

classes coming up

Intentional Parenting – September 12-October 3 | 6:30-8:00pm
We get it, raising kids is a difficult challenge & it requires a plan – without a plan, parents default to what we call “Quick-Fix Parenting”. We want to help you move from a quick-fix to intentional parenting. In 4 weeks, you’ll discover 10 actions you can do to become exceptional parents in a quick-fix world. Childcare is available to those who register by September 5. REGISTER HERE

Refreshing Your Marriage – October 17-November 14 | 6:30-8:00pm
This is a 4-week experience where you’ll learn new skills for building healthy communication, conflict resolution and discovering how to develop a joy-filled marriage. You will leave feeling connected and refreshed! Register today. Childcare will be available if you register by October 10. REGISTER HERE

Financial Peace University – September 12-November 7 | 6:30-8:00pm
Financial Peace is a biblically based curriculum that teaches people how to handle money God’s way. Dave’s eight-week class will show you how to get rid of debt, manage your money, spend and save wisely, and much more! Cost: $110/couple REGISTER HERE

Interested in serving in our Equip Ministry? Connect with us!

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