Triple P

the positive parenting program

Raising a child is difficult; in fact, it might be one of the hardest things you do.

You want to spend quality time with your child, provide encouragement, model desirable behavior, and manage misbehavior.  If your child is strong-willed or acting out, navigating the daily challenges can leave you feeling frustrated as a parent.

You may want to parent differently than your parents, but hear your parents’ words come out of your mouth.  We are all hard-wired to be influenced by what our parents said, the tone they used when speaking to us, and the way they disciplined.

And your partner might have a different idea for how to parent, adding stress and leading to disagreements.  Parents frequently struggle to determine when to discipline, how to discipline, and which behaviors to discipline.  These disagreements can lead to arguments and conflict between partners.

Managing a strong-willed child, parenting differently than your parents, and being partners with your partner is possible.  You can make changes by developing parenting strategies that work for the whole family.

The Triple P (Positive Parenting Program) is one of the best parenting programs in the world – it offers concrete, preventive solutions which promote positive, caring relationships between parents and their children.

I offer the Triple P program for parents of children between 2 and 10 years old.  During therapy, you and your partner develop positive parenting skills in four key areas.

Developing a good relationship with your child:

  • spending quality time with your child
  • having brief conversations with children about an activity or interest
  • showing affection by hugging, touching, tickling, etc.
  • providing encouragement

Encouraging good behavior:

  • using descriptive praise
  • providing encouragement and approval
  • providing positive, nonverbal attention
  • shaping your child’s physical and social environment to offer interesting and engaging activities

Managing misbehavior by using:

  • clear ground rules
  • direct discussion for rule breaking
  • planned ignoring for minor problems
  • clear, calm instructions
  • logical consequences
  • quiet time and timeout

Teaching new skills and behavior:

  • modeling desirable behavior
  • using verbal and manual prompts to teach new skills, and rewarding changes in behavior

Good parents learn to be good parents.   I can help you develop parenting strategies what work for your whole family and accomplish what we all want – to raise a happy, healthy, confident, well-adjusted child. Contact me for a consultation.