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Here are the best blogs from Triple P – Positive Parenting Program authors and experts. We invite you to share and comment! But remember, our aim is to always support parents with evidence-based parenting information, so we may moderate your post.

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Qld councils urged to support parents

Triple P founder Professor Matt Sanders has been spreading the word about free Triple P in Queensland, calling on local governments to join the state-wide initiative to support parents. read more

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Should Your Teenager Get A Job?

There's no one-size-fits-all answer to the question of whether or not teenagers should get a part-time job, but Triple P's Dr Alan Ralph has some key tips. read more

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Bringing more dads into the picture

Triple P's Miwa Okochi has some tips on parenting teamwork for busy families, because even dads themselves don't always understand the importance of their role. read more

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The Trouble With Phones (Part 2)

Setting rules about phone use when kids are young can save a lot of angst down the track. Triple P's Dr Terri L. Williams explains why, and how. read more

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Encouragement Or Pressure?

It's natural for parents to want their child to do well in exams and achieve life goals, but too much pressure is counterproductive, Triple P's Miwa Okochi explains. read more

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The Trouble With Phones (Part 1)

It's all too easy for phones and social media to create risky mix for teenagers, but Dr Terri L Williams has some useful guidelines for parents. read more

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Where Did That Come From?

Dealing with your own mini-Mount Vesuvius? Triple P's Dr Alan Ralph has tips on how to handle teenage emotional eruptions. read more

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Food For Thought (Part 2)

Part 2 of Dr Terri Williams's blog looks at other aspects of mealtime battles & offers some new ways of looking at, & dealing with, refusal to eat certain foods. read more

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Food For Thought (Part 1)

When it comes to kids and eating, should you lay down the law or let 'em run wild? Neither, explains Triple P's Dr Terri Williams in her inaugural parent blog! read more

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Appily Ever After

As teenagers grow up and venture out, making the best use of both technology and communication helps everyone avoid problems, explains Dr Alan Ralph. read more

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No Need To Grunt

Talking with teenagers can be difficult if they speak in monosyllables, but Teen Triple P author Dr Alan Ralph 's tips can help get the conversation flowing. read more

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Triple P invited to the White House

Triple P America has been invited to showcase the Triple P – Positive Parenting Program at the White House today as part of the President’s My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) Initiative. read more

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Flying solo? You're not alone.

The percentage of single parent families is growing rapidly and they face unique parenting challenges. Triple P's Prof Matt Sanders discusses the issues and offers tips. read more

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Hot off the press!

The first edition of Queensland’s new parenting magazine, the Triple P Tippaper has hit the stands (and the inboxes). read more

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We need to talk about the way we talk

Prof Matt Sanders of Triple P Positive Parenting explains the importance of how we talk about parenting and other parents - to ourselves, our partners and the wider community. read more

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Central America welcomes Triple P

A new post-graduate university course in positive parenting in Costa Rica will include the internationally acclaimed Triple P program as a key subject. read more

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What if kids can't bear to share?

Children and toddlers are naturally self-absorbed. Triple P's Matt Sanders explains why and how parents should help kids to learn and develop social emotional skills like sharing. read more

Feeling like you're up against a wall - Is it normal to have parenting problems?
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Is it normal to have parenting problems?

For parents, a child’s difficult behaviour can be worrying and cause problems but there’s no need to struggle on alone – Triple P can help small issues from becoming worse. read more

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Yelling, the not-so-silent epidemic

Parents know they don't want to smack their kids, but may not know what to do instead. If yelling becomes the go-to option for managing behaviour, it can create more problems.… read more