Professor Matt Sanders still remembers the hurt and embarrassment on a mother’s face after her 5-year-old son swung a plastic lawn mower at her during a consultation more than 20 years ago. “The child was definitely on track for serious behaviour problems – he threw massive tantrums wouldn’t sleep in bed, taking him shopping was a nightmare and he wouldn’t play independently” said Sanders. “You could see the major impact on the family – the mother was depressed and the parents fought over how best to handle the child. It struck me how many parents were raising their kids in an information vacuum”.And so Triple P – Positive Parenting Program was born...
It was after this and many other similar consultations, that Professor Sanders and colleagues from the Parent and Family Support Centre at the University of Queensland, began the quest to develop an effective parenting programme, with Triple P eventually given a name in 1992, after decades of rigorous research.
There is often a high level of stress involved in parenting with confusion and misinformation coming from every direction. Triple P cuts through that confusion and gives you clear and simple strategies to turn problems around and also to prevent problems from developing in the first place.
Once you’ve done Triple P, you’ll be amazed at how much more enjoyable family life can be.
- Imagine being able to spend all that time and energy you usually devote to sorting out kids’ behaviour problems on something enjoyable!
- Imagine having an organized, orderly family routine with ground rules that everyone knows and follows.
- Imagine being able to balance work and family without constant stress and worry.
- Imagine being confident that your parenting is giving your kids the best start to life.