What is Triple P?

Triple P stands for "Positive Parenting Program"

Triple P is a parenting and family support system designed to prevent, as well as treat, behavioural and emotional problems in children and teenagers.    It aims to prevent problems in the family, school and community before they arise and to create family environments that encourage children to realize their potential.   

The program was created by Professor Matthew Sanders PdD and his colleagues at the University of Queensland in Australia.   It is currently being offered all around the world in different languages and settings.  

Triple P offered through MyTripleP

A variety of Triple P programs are offered to the community FREE OF CHARGE through the MyTripleP coalition. Since 2009, a group of community partners from across the counties of Stormont, Dundas, Glengarry and Prescott-Russell have worked together to ensure parents are getting the same message, no matter where they go for parenting advice or support!

Who should take Triple P?

Triple P is for anyone caring for a child.   This can include parents, step-parents, foster parents, grandparents and professionals working with children.  

With simple and practical strategies, parents develop strong and healthy relationships with their child. They learn to confidently manage their child's behaviours and to spot, solve and prevent conflicts. The support available is adapted for parents of children 0-12, parents of teenagers and parents of children 0-12 with special needs.

Triple P’s Five Core Principles of Positive Parenting

Triple P is based on the five Core Principles of Positive Parenting and the belief that the small changes you make can lead to big results for you and your family.

1. Having a safe, interesting environment

Young children need to be safe from danger and have plenty to keep them busy and involved. Having a safe home means that the parents can be more relaxed while children can explore and keep busy. In an interesting environment, children have lots of opportunities to explore, discover and develop their skills. If they have plenty to keep them busy they are less likely to get bored or get into trouble. Children also need to be well-supervised; a parent should always know where their child is, who they are with and what they are doing.

The Strategy Pyramids

Many Triple P courses teach positive parenting strategies and how they can be used in a variety of situations. The number of strategies vary from one age group to the other, but one thing remains the same: To ensure success, it is essential to begin at the bottom of the pyramid and to go up progressively.

The strategies presented in each pyramid intend to help you:

  1. Develop positive relationships
  2. Encourage positive behaviour
  3. Teach new skills and behaviour
  4. Manage misbehaviour

If you are seeking guidance to deal with a specific situation or ideas to promote your child's healthy development, or if you have more complex family issues, Triple P can help you.