Because parents all have different needs, Triple P has many different ways to get positive parenting help. From one-off seminars to ongoing courses, you choose what is best for you and your family. It’s about giving you just the right amount of help you need – enough, but not too much!
To find out which Triple P is right for you, we suggest you use our quick and easy, three-step Triple P Selector. Otherwise, you could browse the list of short summaries below.
Join a seminar and in just 90 minutes, you will have a grab-bag of Triple P’s best positive parenting strategies. You will be among parents facing many of the same challenges as you – and you will go home with plenty of ideas (and a tip sheet) to help you deal with the most common ones. There are three seminars for parents of children up to 12 years. They are: The Power of Positive Parenting; Raising Confident, Competent Children; and Raising Resilient Children. Find out more about Triple P Seminars.
Two hours is all you need for a discussion group. In that one session, you’ll get the strategies to help you deal with a particular problem that’s making parenting trickier than you’d like. Triple P Discussion Groups bring together a small group of parents – usually about 12 parents – who are all experiencing the same issue. Each discussion group focuses on one issue only. The topics are: Dealing with Disobedience; Managing Fighting and Aggression; Developing Good Bedtime Routines; and Hassle-free Shopping with Kids. Find out more about Triple P Discussion Groups.
Primary Care Triple P is a very private and quick way to get Triple P support that targets the exact parenting problem or issue you are having. You (and your partner if you wish) will meet with a Triple P provider about four times. You could have more sessions or fewer sessions, depending on what you want and need. Each session usually takes between 15-30 minutes. You’ll go home with tip sheets to remind you of the strategies you’ve chosen in your parenting plan. Find out more about Primary Care Triple P.
Group Triple P is a course that will set you up with the full range of Triple P’s positive parenting strategies, and will help you understand why your child behaves the way they do. You’ll be part of a small gathering of parents who meet with a Triple P provider for a minimum of eight hours – usually in two-hour sessions over four or five weeks (although some providers may run longer sessions over fewer weeks). There’s also at-home phone support offered throughout the course. Find out more about Group Triple P.
Standard is a personal and thorough way to get Triple P parenting help. You will have 10 face-to-face sessions with a Triple P provider. Sessions range from 40 minutes to one hour. Set your own goals, identify the changes you would like to see in your child or teenager’s behaviour and work with your Triple P provider to choose the strategies that will fit in with your family life. Your workbook will help you remember the strategies – and record your achievements! Find out more about Standard Triple P.
Get all the Triple P strategies in a fun and easy-to-use eight-module online parenting course. Each module only takes around 30-60 minutes and you’ll get a toolbox of strategies for a happier family life. Triple P’s Professor Matt Sanders appears as your virtual provider, to guide you through the mix of video clips, worksheets and activities. You can also sign up for podcast, email and SMS reminders. Find out more about Triple P Online.
Enhanced is a specialist Triple P programme to help you cope with emotional crises and stress, and/or argue less with your partner. Choose from a selection of three mix-and-match modules, doing as much or as little as you need. It all depends on what your concerns are. Enhanced Triple P is always done in private – just your Triple P provider and you – possibly in your own home. Sessions are 90 minutes each. Find out more about Enhanced Triple P.
Why do you get angry with your child and how can you cope better with your anger? That’s what Pathways Triple P can help you resolve. Pathways builds on the positive parenting strategies in other Triple P courses to give you strategies you can use to avoid anger and stress. It is done either in a group or one-to-one with a Triple P provider. Either way, you choose the problems you need help with and the sessions are tailored to suit you. Find out more about Pathways Triple P.
Stepping Stones helps you manage problem behaviour and developmental issues common in children with a disability. It helps you encourage behaviour you like, cope with stress, teach your child new skills and build better family relationships. Stepping Stones is offered in many different ways. You could go to a single 90-minute seminar, a few short personal sessions, a six-week group course or do ten individual sessions with a Triple P provider. Find out more about Stepping Stones Triple P.
Family Transitions Triple P is a positive parenting programme that helps you protect your child from the impact of divorce or separation. Over five weeks, in small group sessions or in personal sessions with a Family Transitions provider, you will explore everything from stress and anger management, to how to communicate better with your ex-partner. Your Family Transitions Triple P provider will give you new ideas about managing the day-to-day dramas and ongoing trauma of your situation. It is not a mediation programme, so you attend without your ex-partner. Find out more about Family Transitions Triple P.
Because you want your child to be happy, healthy and active there’s Lifestyle Triple P – a group programme to support parents of overweight children aged from 5-10 years. Over a few months of sessions and support phone calls, you get strategies to promote healthier family eating and encourage your kids to be more active (without arguments and stress!). You watch videos, join group discussions and practice how you may handle tricky situations with your child. You get recipe and activities books packed with great ideas. Find out more about Lifestyle Triple P.