Triple P: Positive Parenting Programs
Working in cooperation with other community agencies including Public Health, Comox Valley Boys and Girls Club, and the Salvation Army, the Comox Valley Transition Society coordinates the Triple P Program for the Comox Valley.
Triple P is a Positive Parenting Program that promotes good communication and strong relationships between parents and children. This positive approach to parenting helps parents promote their children’s development and manage their children’s behavior in a constructive and caring way. Triple P helps parents recognize causes of common child behavior problems and encourage desirable behavior in their children.
There are 5 key principals of positive parenting:
- Ensuring a safe, interesting environment where children can explore, experiment and develop their skills.
- Creating a positive learning environment by being available when children need help, care or attention.
- Using assertive discipline by being consistent and acting quickly when children misbehave.
- Having realistic expectations for children and yourself as a parent.
- Taking care of yourself as a parent and ensuring your personal needs are met.
There is no one right way to be a parent, but Triple P offers information, support and practical answers to everyday parenting concerns.
The Triple P – Positive Parenting Program is a multi-level, parenting and family support strategy developed by Professor Matt Sanders and Colleagues from the Parenting and Family support Centre in the School of Psychology at the University of Queensland in Australia. Triple P is based on 30 years of clinical research and it has helped 6 million children and their families worldwide.
Triple P groups are held several times a year in the Comox Valley. For more information, call 250-897-0511