Level 4 Group Triple P
All You Want to Know
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, everyday – 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.
What happens at Group Triple P?
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.
How long does it take and how big are the groups?
There are about 12 parents in a group session. Usually, each session lasts no more than two hours at a time. In all, you'll attend no more than five group sessions – the first four should give you the tips you need to start positive parenting.
Then, you'll have a few weeks to practise Triple P at home. Your Triple P provider will call you every week at a set time to find out how you're doing and offer advice if you're having any trouble. Those calls will last about 15 minutes.
Finally, you'll meet up with your group and Triple P provider for one last session. This is a chance to go over any problems you may still have – and to congratulate yourself on how far you've come!
*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.