Level 3 Discussion Group Triple P
For Common Parenting Problems
A child who melts down in the supermarket. One who won't go to bed without a fight. The kid who's always disobedient, or the one who bites, hits or fights.
If your child fits any of these descriptions, Triple P Discussion Groups can help. Triple P Discussion Groups are short, small group sessions that offer parents practical advice for tackling specific problem behaviour.
What are discussion groups?
A discussion group is a short, small group session run by a trained Triple P provider. Each session brings together about 10–12 parents who are experiencing the same parenting issue. There are four problem topics to choose from:
- Dealing with disobedience
Provides positive parenting suggestions to help you teach your child to accept limits, do as they are told, and to understand the meaning no.
- Developing good bedtime routines
Provides positive parenting strategies to help you develop a good bedtime routine and teach your child to fall asleep in their own bed and stay in their bed until morning.
- Managing fighting and aggression
Provides suggestions to help you teach your child to solve problems and get along with others.
- Hassle-free shopping with children
Provides positive parenting suggestions to help you avoid shopping hassles, to teach your child to behave responsibly on shopping trips, and to make it easier on you as a parent.
What happens at a discussion group?
In a relaxed group session, your provider will give you tips and suggestions for dealing with your child's problem behaviour. You'll see short video clips showing other parents successfully dealing with the same issue and you'll be encouraged to share your thoughts with the other parents in the group, if you wish to. You'll also be given a take-home workbook with simple exercises and information to help you try your new strategies at home.
How long do the sessions take and how many do I attend?
A Triple P Discussion Group session takes two hours. You may do as many or as few as you like. One, two, three or four – it's up to you!
*Most Parent Education Programs have childcare available but it's always a good idea to check beforehand to make sure.
*Some content from www.triplep-parenting.ca.