Triple P Seminars are a series of 3 presentations providing an introduction and overview to the basics of positive parenting for any interested parents. Each presentation lasts approximately 11/2 hours, including time for discussion. Parents learn how to use positive parenting to encourage their children to learn the skills and competencies they need for health, development, and well-being. Seminars are given by accredited professionals through community schools, recreation centres, and other family serving agencies.

Seminars for parents of children under 11 years

•  The Power of Positive Parenting

Children of all ages need a safe and loving home to do well. Positive parenting is an effective approach to raising children that emphasizes the positive. It involves creating a family environment that is loving, supportive and predictable. This is important in raising healthy, well-adjusted children who have the skills and confidence they need to succeed at school and in their relationships with others. Positive parenting reduces the stress of parenting and makes parenting more rewarding and enjoyable.

•  Raising Confident, Competent Children

The values, skills and behaviours to encourage in children are the choice of every individual parent. However, some core skills are important for everyone. Children are more likely to be confident, succeed at school and get along well with others when they develop certain life skills. These life skills include being respectful and considerate, communicating well with others, thinking positively and having healthy self-esteem, being a good problem solver, and becoming independent and able to do things for themselves.

•  Raising Resilient Children

One of the most important tasks of parenthood is helping children learn to deal with their emotions. All children experience periods of stress in their lives and need the emotional skills to deal with it. Children's emotional resilience, or ability to cope with their feelings, is important to their long-term happiness, well-being, and success in life. Emotional resilience involves six key skills: recognizing and accepting feelings, expressing feelings appropriately, having a positive outlook, developing effective ways of coping, being able to deal with negative feelings, and being able to deal with stressful life events.

Seminars for parents of children 11 to 14 years

•  Raising Responsible Teenagers

One of the major challenges for parents of teenagers is knowing how to encourage them to develop the skills they need to become independent. This is best done as a gradual process as the teenager grows from being a child into an adolescent. This seminar presents 6 keys to promote the maturing process: taking part in family decision making, being respectful and considerate, being involved in family activities, developing a healthy lifestyle, being reliable, and being assertive.

•  Raising Competent Teenagers

This seminar focuses on how parents can encourage their teenagers to do well at school and succeed at work.   Key ingredients are: developing self-discipline, being a good problem solver, establishing good routines, getting involved in school activities, following school rules, and having supportive friends.

•  Getting Teens Connected

It is a challenge for parents of teenagers to know how best to help teenagers become positively involved with groups and individuals in the wider community. Every parent has to develop their own approach to encouraging and supporting their teenager as they explore new relationships and activities. Common goals include encouraging teenagers to be confident, be socially skilled, plan ahead, meet their commitments, keep in touch, and take care of others.