Positive Parenting Program (Triple P)

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Raising children isn’t always easy.

Would you like to feel less stressed and feel confident that you are raising happy, confident kids?

The Positive Parenting Program (Triple P) gives parents new ideas and a chance to meet other parents. This program is for parents and caregivers of children 0 to 6 years old. It will cover parenting concerns such as obedience, bedtime routines and shopping frustrations. It also helps parents manage behavior and prevent problems from occurring in the first place.

Triple P doesn’t tell parents how to parent. Rather, it will gives you simple and practical strategies you can adapt to suit your own values, beliefs and needs.

Research shows that children who grow up with positive parenting:

  • Do better at school
  • Build friendships
  • Feel good about themselves

Parents who use these skills:

  • Are often less stressed
  • Are often less depressed
  • Have less conflict with their partners over parenting issues

Triple P helps you:

  • Raise happy, confident kids
  • Prevent and address problem behavior so everyone in the family enjoys life more
  • Set rules and routines that everyone respects and follows
  • Encourage behavior you like
  • Take care of yourself as a parent
  • Feel confident that you’re doing the right thing

What Happens in a Triple P Session?

  • Each session consists of video clips, group discussions, activities and role-playing.
  • You’ll meet with a Triple P provider and learn from other parents and group leaders.
  • Your provider will give you tips for dealing with your child’s problem behavior in a relaxed environment.
  • You’ll be encouraged to share your thoughts with other parents.
  • You’ll develop plans to prevent and address problem behaviors, encourage positive behavior and manage misbehavior.
  • You’ll receive a take-home workbook with simple exercises and information to practice your new strategies at home.

Workshops and Group Series

We offer two-hour workshops that cover specific parenting topics, as well as 5-, 7- and 8-week group series.

View upcoming workshops and group series below.

View Upcoming 2-Hour Workshops
Thursday, November 1, 1 to 3 p.m.: Managing Fighting and Anger 
Agricultural Building, 831 College Avenue, Lancaster, OH.
Contact the Fairfield County Family, Adult and Children First Council at 740-652-7287 or pamela.redding@fairfieldcountyohio.gov to sign up. 

Thursday, November 8, 1 to 3 p.m.: Developing Good Bedtime Routines 
Agricultural Building, 831 College Avenue, Lancaster, OH.
Contact the Fairfield County Family, Adult and Children First Council at 740-652-7287 or pamela.redding@fairfieldcountyohio.gov to sign up. 

Thursday, November 29, Noon to 2 p.m., Dealing with Disobedience
495 E. Main St., Columbus, OH

Thursday, December 13, Noon to 2 p.m., Hassle-Free Shopping with your Child
495 E. Main St., Columbus, OH

8-Week Group Series: Sept. 26 - Oct. 24
7-Week Parenting Course: Oct. 3 - Dec. 14

7-week Parenting Course 

Email dcombs@syntero.org for more info or sign up at https://goo.gl/forms/twVXsJtuBuZO6Xjx2 

8-Week Group Series: Oct. 22 - Dec. 10
5-Week Parenting Course: Nov. 13 - Dec. 11

5-Week Parenting Course 

Email dcombs@syntero.org for more info or sign up at https://goo.gl/forms/0oZ80aEoxu7MPEGj1 

5-Week Parenting Course: Nov. 14 - Dec. 12

5-week Parenting Course 

  • November 14, November 21, November 28, December 5, December 12 – 6 to 8 p.m. 
  • Course includes five in-person and three individual phone sessions
  • Location: 7100 Graphics Way, Suite 3100, Lewis Center 43035 (Located on the third floor of the Mount Carmel Health and Fitness Building)
  • Snacks provided.

Email dcombs@syntero.org for more info or sign up at https://goo.gl/forms/pQ8q1fEzqAKBR3Jw1 

For Providers

Learn About Triple P

The Positive Parenting Program (Triple P) gives parents new skills to raise confident, healthy children and to build stronger family relationships. It helps parents prevent problems from occurring in the first place and manage misbehavior.

This program is available in central Ohio as individual workshops or an eight-week group series. It is the most extensively studied, evidence-based parenting program.

How is Triple P different from other parenting programs?

Triple P is different because it is not a ‘one size fits all’ program. Triple P doesn’t tell parents how to parent. Rather, it gives them simple and practical strategies they can adapt to suit their own values, beliefs and needs.

What is the Triple P format and structure?

Triple P can be presented as individual workshops or as an eight-week series.

  • Individual workshops are 2 hour, small group discussions that target a specific problem or topic, such as:
    • Dealing with disobedience
    • Managing fighting and aggression
    • Hassle-free shopping with children
    • Developing good bedtime routines
  • The eight-week series consists of five 2-hour group sessions held weekly. Parents receive additional support with three weeks (weeks 5 through 7).of phone call coaching/practice sessions at home.

These groups are interactive in nature and include videos and a take-home workbook to help engage parents and reinforce strategies.