Triple P takes the guesswork out of parenting
The Triple P – Positive Parenting Program is one of the most effective evidence-based parenting programs in the world, backed up by more than 30 years of on going research. Triple P gives parents simple and practical strategies to help them confidently manage their children’s behaviour, prevent problems developing and build strong, healthy relationships. Triple P is currently used in 25 countries and has been shown to work across cultures, socio-economic groups and in all kinds of family structures.
Other styles of Parenting we are trained to deliver include Mellow Parenting, Solihull, Handling Children’s Behaviour, Early Days, Nurturing and Strengthening Families and other School/Family Early Intervention Programmes.
Nurturing Programme (Parenting Course)
The nurturing programme invites parents to explore and meet their own emotional needs as well as learning lots of brilliant parenting strategies. The key to any parent’s success in a relationship is understanding that empathy is their ‘ace card’ along with nurturing themselves and their children. A ‘softer’ approach which provides a platform for parents to understand their own feelings and actions and how these impact upon their everyday parenting. The nurturing programme helps parents appreciate that their style of parenting affects behaviour and the stress systems in their child’s brain and body. Empathy and praise build pathways in children’s brains to help them manage emotions well, think clearly under pressure and be able to calm themselves down without angry outbursts or attacks of anxiety.
It’s a common misconception that if you attend a parenting course it’s because your parenting is poor. As a parent of 4 children I was never given a manual on how to parent my children well. Coming onto any parenting course is a sign of a ‘good parent’ as it makes us realise that every mum or dad struggles at times with their children and their behaviour. With this course you can expect to have a happier and healthier relationship with your children, meet new people, realise you are not alone and have lots fun whilst learning.
The nurturing programme invites parents to explore and meet their own emotional needs as well as helping them understand their own feelings and actions and how these impact upon their everyday parenting.
Introducing Nurturing programme
Group rules- important to set out ‘group boundaries’
Building blocks-4 constructs- key concepts underpinning the core programme
Giving praise- how to give praise effectively and how powerful a tool it is for parents
Time out….to calm down- Going through the steps, and how to use this tool effectively and consistently.
Discipline- Defining what this really means and thinking about consequences. Establishing consistency and boundaries.
Reward Strategies- Thinking about no cost or low cost systems.
Family Rules- Establishing family rues that are fair and applicable to everyone.
Rewards and Penalties- Looking at strategies to implement with our children
Personal, power and Self-Esteem- As adults the way we use our personal power affects and impacts upon our children.
Choices and Consequences- A strategy that helps parents to encourage their children to take responsibility for themselves and their actions.
Feelings…and what we do with them- Exploring feelings and showing ways to express them in a safe honest way without hurting ourselves or others.
Communicating clearly- a useful tool in ensuring healthy respectful relationships and helps to get a better understanding of each other and avoids hurtful comments and arguments.
Kinds of positive physical contact- Explores positive and negative effects to physical contact.
Nurturing ourselves- Self nurturing is very important- as it raises our self-esteem. Happy parents make for happier healthier confident children.
Ages and stages of childhood- Providing useful information about childhood development and explores parental expectations of our children.
Helping Children to grow up- Exploration on how we empower children, and the extent we exercise control over them.
Stress in Children- Encourages the idea the events and situations that cause adults stress may also be stressful for our children.
Listening- Focussing in on what our children are really trying to tell us.
Effects of labelling- Parents like to think they don’t label their children- this element explores the fact we do this from their birth. Looking at Positive and Negative labels.
Issues around sexual health- This subject if often considered as embarrassing and difficult to discuss as parents. This looks at instilling confidence in how to talk to your child about this topic. ( delivered to parents in a fun and interactive manner).
Helping our children to stay safe- looking at body image, the right to privacy and instilling the ability and confidence to say ‘no’
Behaviour to ignore- Encouraging parents to use as a strategy, and enabling to ‘choose their battles’ with their children.
Problem Solving and Negotiating- As children grow they need to learn how to make decisions, problem solve and negotiate with others. This helps builds confidence levels to assist in this process.
Refresher of family Nurturing Account- revisit parenting strategies
Troubleshooting- look at any ongoing issues parents have and consistency of approach
Continuing the family learning journey
EVALUATION OF COURSE
So What Can I Expect From The Course?
A common question. The evaluation of any training course is not just whether new skills have been learnt or whether performance has benefited the learner. The measurement of what has improved and how are the most important.
“Julie Patterson has a way to interact with families that is not only service user focused but also professional . Her work that I admire the most is that she undertook with fathers – especially hard to reach fathers or fathers that were going through statutory interventions. Julie was able to facilitate, manage and support these parents through the groups she ran – enabling parents to share their experiences in a anti oppressive way. Sometimes parents just need the freedom to speak without prejudice to off load their feelings and thoughts – Julie was able to facilitate this in a safe place with necessary group rules in place”.
Helen Williams – Team Manager Safeguarding Children- Greencroft