Other parents don’t seem to have it as tough as you. Your child constantly misbehaves. Your family life is full of frustration, anger and tears. There’s probably a lot of shouting and your child may even be aggressive – perhaps hitting you, the furniture or his brothers and sisters. In fact, every day – from breakfast to bedtime – is a battle. If this sounds familiar, then Group Triple P can help. Group Triple P gives you support to help you manage your child’s behaviour and prevent the kinds of problems that make your family life stressful.
You want to create the happiest home life you can. You may have a few concerns about your child’s behaviour – perhaps there’s disobedience or you simply want to find out how to set up better routines for mealtimes or bedtimes. Whatever it is, you’re very interested to learn more about positive parenting and how you can apply it to your family. If you’re ready for a more in-depth look at the parenting strategies that really work, Group Triple P is ideal.
Group Triple P is a great opportunity to meet other parents in similar situations – other parents who’ll support you and share stories with you.
From the start, you’ll be given tips and suggestions to fit the needs of your family. You’ll see scenes from the Every Parent’s Survival Guide DVD, which show you how the ideas work in real life. And your workbook will give you the tools and information you need to start positive parenting right away at home. Your Triple P provider will guide you every step of the way and even provide backup phone support as you put your new skills into practice.
You may find it difficult to get to a Triple P session with a provider, for example because you have transport problems or changing shifts at work. Perhaps only your partner can make it to sessions, but you still want to do Triple P. If so, you may like to try a self-help version of Triple P, such as Triple P Online. If you don't have internet access, you could use Every Parent’s self-help workbook for 0-12 years. Contact us for more details.
There are usually about 12 parents in a group session. You will spend at least eight hours with your group. This could be in weekly sessions of two hours each. Or it could be one or two longer sessions. Group Triple P is: