TRIPLE P PARENTING
What is Triple P?
It is extremely rewarding and enjoyable to be a parent, but it is not always easy. It can often be demanding, frustrating and exhausting. There is no single right way to be a parent. Ultimately it is up to you as a parent to decide which values, skils and behaviors you want to encourage in your child, and to develop your own approach to dealing with your child's behavior. The Positive parent Program (Triple P) aims to make parenting easier and more enjoyable by offering information and support on how to manage children's behavior in a constructive and non-hurtful way.
Triple P suggests simple routines and small changes that can make a big difference to your family. It helps you understand the way your family works and uses the things you already say, think, feel and do in new ways that:
- Create a stable, supportive and harmonious family, encourage behaviour you like
- Deal positively, consistently and decisively with problem behaviour
- Build positive relationships with your children, so that conflict can be resolved
- Plan ahead to avoid or manage potentially difficult situations
- Take care of yourself as a parent
While Triple P is almost always successful in improving child behaviour problems, more than half its emphasis is on developing positive attitudes, skills and behaviour. This helps prevent problems arising and fosters family relationships that encourage children to realize their full potential.
Triple P has been developed and scientifically proven over 25 years by The University of Queensland Parent and Family Support Centre, with international collaboration. The system is widely in use throughout Australia and increasingly, throughout the world.