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Active Parenting is a parent education program that has been in use since 1983 and is based on the extensive work of psychologists Alfred Adler and Rudolf Dreikurs. Some of the Adlerian concepts that are incorporated into the Active Parenting programs include goal-directed behavior; the importance of relationships; the parent–child relationship; an understanding of each child’s unique perspectives and needs relevant to the whole child; mutual respect for others and their differences; and personal choice and responsibility. In addition, the communication theories of Carl Rogers and Robert Carkhuff inform important foundational concepts in the Active Parenting programs. Active Parenting is a proactive approach to rearing children and incorporates the authoritative approach to parenting rather than the autocratic or permissive approaches.

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