Triple P - Positive Parenting Program
PARENTING STRATEGIES PROVEN TO WORK!
Wish kids came with an instruction manual?
There is no hard-and-fast rule book for raising children however it’s surprising how many parenting problems have very simple solutions.
From infants’ sleeping difficulties to toddler tantrums; fighting at school to a teenager’s defiance; even the struggle to set up healthy eating patterns or a regular homework routine — the issues you face aren’t peculiar to your family.
In fact, they’re normal.
That’s why Triple P can help.
Triple P is based on evidence from clinical research. For more than 30 years, Triple P’s easy-to-understand and practical strategies have been shown to help families in all types of situations.
Lots of Choices!
Choose tip sheets, books, DVDs, seminars, courses or one-on-one sessions to gain the tools that can make parenting easier;. And because Triple P works for most situations, Triple P has the seal of approval of parents, practitioners and experts internationally.
Where it began
Professor Matt Sanders still remembers the hurt and embarrassment on a mother’s face after her 5-year-old son swung a plastic lawn mower at her during a consultation more than 30 years ago.
“The child was definitely on track for serious behaviour problems and you could see the major impact on the family,” says Sanders. “The mother was depressed and the parents fought over how best to handle the child. It struck me how many parents were raising their kids in an information vacuum”.
It was after this and many other similar consultations, that Professor Sanders and colleagues from the Parent and Family Support Centre at the University of Queensland, began the development of an effective parenting program. After decades of rigorous research, Triple P was eventually given a name in 1992, and is now used in 17 countries worldwide.
Professor Matt Sanders is founder of the Triple P - Positive Parenting Program.
For every parent
The three Ps in ‘Triple P’ stand for ‘Positive Parenting Program’
Triple P helps you understand how your family works so you can use the things you already think, feel, say and do in new ways.
Triple P helps you:
- Create a stable, supportive, harmonious family environment
- Teach your children the skills they need to get along with others
- Deal positively, consistently and decisively with problem behaviour should it arise
- Encourage behaviour you like
- Develop realistic expectations of your children and yourself
- Take care of yourself as a parent
Group Triple P
Group Triple P is an 8-session program, ideally conducted in groups of 10-12 parents. It employs an active skills training process to help parents acquire new knowledge and skills. The program consists of four 2-hour group sessions which provide opportunities for parents to learn through observation, discussion, practice and feedback. DVD segments are used to demonstrate positive parenting skills. These skills are then practised in small groups. Parents receive constructive feedback about their use of skills in an emotionally supportive context. Between sessions, parents complete homework tasks to apply their learning from the group sessions.
Following the group sessions, three 15-30 minute follow-up telephone sessions provide additional support as parents put into practice what they have learned in the group sessions. A final group session completes the program.
There are several benefits of group participation for parents. These benefits include support, friendship and constructive feedback from other parents as well as opportunities for parents to receive feedback on their parenting experience through peer interactions.
Triple P Seminar Descriptions
THE POWER OF POSITIVE PARENTING
5 Steps to Positive Parenting
Explore each of the 5 Steps to Positive Parenting and learn how you can apply them to your family.
- Create a safe, interesting environment
- Have a positive learning environment
- Use assertive discipline
- Have realistic expectations
- Take care of yourself as a parent
RAISING CONFIDENT, COMPETENT CHILDREN
Introduction to six core building blocks to assist children to develop social, interpersonal and intellectual competence.
The 6 Building Blocks:
- Showing respect to others
- Being considerate
- Having good communication and
- Having healthy self-esteem
- Being a good problem solver
- Becoming independent
RAISING RESILIENT CHILDREN
Introduction to building blocks for children to manage their feelings and become resilient in dealing with life stresses
The 6 Building Blocks:
- Recognising and accepting feelings
- Expressing feelings appropriately
- Building a positive outlook
- Developing coping skills
- Dealing with negative feelings
- Dealing with stressful life events.
We are happy to listen to any questions you may have:
Small changes, big difference
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I just want to know if I’m doing the right thing.
Everyone has an opinion! With so much conflicting advice and misinformation about, it’s understandable that parents often feel stressed about their capabilities.
Fortunately, Triple P cuts through the confusion and gives you clear and simple strategies to turn problems around and also prevent problems from developing in the first place.
How do I “do” Triple P?
The great thing is that you can choose how you “do” Triple P.
You might like the interactivity and peer support of a group course. Perhaps you’d rather to talk to a Triple P practitioner on an individual basis. You may enjoy a public seminar, or you may prefer to do Triple P at home using the self help resources. It’s up to you! You choose a Triple P option to suit your needs.
We have a copy of the Parenting Tip Sheet Topics here.
“Thank you for giving me other ways to deal with problem behaviour instead of screaming at the kids and getting nowhere.”
“Life will never be the same again, only better!”
“It has helped me to see that not all the problems were my son’s behaviour, but how I dealt with them. The biggest changes came in my own behaviour.”
’Great program – thanks, you saved us!”
“Excellent. Has helped my husband and I to work together with the same treatment for the kids from both of us.”
“The best part was meeting with other people, discussing your problems and finding out about little things you can do – star charts, praise and spending quality time, and I don’t want to leave the group!”
“We didn’t have any major problems. I just wanted some tips and strategies and Triple P was great. So easy to use.”
Triple P Small Group Sessions