What Is It?
Triple P stands for Positive Parenting Programme. It is an evidence based parenting programme that has helped many parents. It was developed in Australia but has been used and evaluated all around the world.
What Does It Do?
It aims to support parents and help things run more smoothly at home. It helps to reduce difficult or challenging behaviour and also develops positive relationships, attitudes, skills and behaviours. It helps you to understand the way your family works and to use all the things you already think, feel, say and do in new ways to encourage positive behaviour.
What Do I Have To Do?
Each sesssion lasts two hours. It is an 8 week programme which includes 4 group meetings, 3 weeks break where you can practise things at home with telephone support from us and then 1 more group meeting to see how things have gone and to plan for the future. The groups have around 6-8 parents in them and you are welcome to bring someone along for support or whoever spends a lot of time with your child eg: partner, other parent, friend or other family member.
Session 1 – Positive Parenting
Maintaining a positive relationship with your teenager helps alleviate some of the stress that inevitably comes with the teenage years.
Session 2 – Encouraging Appropriate Behaviour
Encouraging the behaviour you like increases the chances of the behaviour happening again. The strategies you will learn can help encourage your teenager to behave appropriately by enhancing a relationship with them, rewarding them for desirable behaviour, and teaching them new skills.
Session 3 – Managing Problem Behaviour
All teenagers need to learn to accept limits and control their disappointment when they do not get what they want. You will learn positive and effective ways to help teenagers learn self-control, and defer short-term benefits in favour of longer term goals.
Session 4 – Managing High Risk Situations
As teenagers strive to become independent, they may experiment more and take unacceptable risks.
This programme will help you educate your teenager to recognise risky situations, avoid them if possible, and escape from those that can’t be avoided.
Sessions 5, 6 & 7 – Telephone Sessions
3 Individual follow up telephone sessions of 30 minutes each, at your convenience. These sessions are designed to help you continue to put into practice the strategies introduced in Sessions 1 to 4.
They will address any current issues or concerns you have. They are tailored to meet the individual needs of your family.
Session 8 – Programme Review and Closure
Includes an update on progress, maintaining change and problem solving for the future.