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The Positive Parent


reviewed by Michael H. Popkin May 07, 2008

coverTitle: The Positive Parent
Author(s): Kerby T. Alvy
Publisher: Teachers College Press, New York
ISBN: 0807748080, Pages: 252, Year: 2008
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Parent education is an idea whose time has come…and come…and come. For the past fifty years or more parents have realized that something was missing in their education when it came to rearing their children. Often this epiphany came amidst the slings and arrows of outrageous child behavior perpetrated by their own children halfway down aisle number 5 in the local grocery store. Hopeful parents have sat glued to their TVs in hope of gaining a bit of lifesaving wisdom from the local talk show guest or super nanny. They have scurried to newsstands and bookstores to buy the latest and greatest parenting resource. More than a few have even committed time and energy in parenting courses.   While there is nothing wrong with any of these approaches, the advice they give is often ambiguous, poorly presented, or just plain useless. The Positive Parent, by psychologist and longtime parent educator, Kerby... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: May 07, 2008
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 15250, Date Accessed: 10/21/2017 12:01:04 PM

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  • Michael Popkin
    Active Parenting Publishers
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    MICHAEL H. POPKIN, Ph.D. pioneered the field of video based parent education with the introduction of the Active Parenting Discussion Program in 1983. Since then he has authored and produced over thirty books and videos, including Active Parenting Now, Active Parenting of Teens, and 1,2,3,4 Parents! that have been used around the world to teach millions of parents how to raise happy and successful children. A frequent keynote speaker and media guest, he has appeared on over 200 television shows including multiple appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Montel Williams, PBS, and as a regular parenting expert on CNN. A former child and family therapist, Dr. Popkin received his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Georgia State University. President of Active Parenting Publishers (www.activeparenting.com) he lives in the Atlanta area with his wife and teenage son, and misses his daughter who is away at college.
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