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Triple P - Positive Parenting Programme

Triple P - Positive Parenting Programme
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What is Triple P?

Positive Parenting Programme, more commonly known as Triple P, is a behaviour support programme and is available to all parents living in Nottingham City who have children aged 0-19. Through our programmes we will support you to choose the level of support you need and topics that are right for you.

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Who is Triple P for?

Triple P is for all parents. Most of the time parenting is rewarding, but sometimes it can be exhausting and hard work. The Triple P programme is proven to help parents and carers who want/need support with their child or young person's behaviour.


How can Triple P help me?

By taking part in a Triple P programme you will:

  • Talk about your child or young person's behaviour and its impact on family life
  • Learn simple and practical behaviour strategies and parenting tips
  • Learn how to adapt tips and strategies to the needs of your family
  • Set achievable goals
  • Build a behaviour strategy toolkit to use now and in the future

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Managing big emotions: Triple P’s Parenting tips

Children experience a range of emotions as they grow and learn. Sometimes, tantrums or aggressive behaviour such as hitting, kicking or biting are a way to express strong feelings like frustration or anger.

It’s helpful to know tantrums are a normal and expected part of a young child's development. As the emotional centre of their brain develops, they may react intensely when things don't go as they want or expect. Dealing with aggressive behaviour is a common challenge for parents and carers too, as children learn to communicate their needs, express themselves, and get along with others.

It can help to teach kids about feelings, notice and encourage their positive behaviour, and set a calm and consistent example.  Although it's normal to raise your voice occasionally, getting angry or yelling can escalate a situation. It can also teach kids that yelling is appropriate or create a cycle where getting children to cooperate becomes increasingly tricky.

Calmness is a parenting superpower. It can diffuse difficult situations and help children learn important life skills like self-regulation. Keeping a check on your emotional response and managing your stress can make a positive difference.

To learn more, read Triple P's helpful articles on tantrums, children's aggression and yelling. The Triple P – Positive Parenting Program® can help you handle the ups and downs of parenting more calmly and confidently.  (Relevant resources are available to download at the bottom of this page)

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What Triple P Programmes can I access?

Early Help offers 3 levels of Triple P Support 

These include: 

  • One-to-one Sessions
  • Discussion Groups
  • An 8 Week Group Programme

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One to One Sessions (Tip Sheets)

Tip sheets can be delivered in one session but could take up to four sessions depending on the needs of you and your family. Tip sheets focus on specific topics around child and young people's behaviour. During the sessions you will meet a Triple P practitioner who can deliver the sessions anywhere, including at home or you can opt for delivery to take place over the telephone. From these sessions, will you take away a tip sheet to refer back as well as a plan of how you will implement the Triple P strategies and tips at home.

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Discussion Groups

Discussion groups are a one off session around a particular topic. The discussion group will be led by our Triple P trained practitioners and you will meet with a small group of parents and carers who are experiencing similar behaviours. The Triple P practitioners delivering the discussion group will offer practical advice and support for tackling a specific behaviour through discussions, activities and video clips.

The discussion groups we offer are:

  • Hassle-free shopping
  • Managing fighting and aggression
  • Developing good bedtime routines
  • Dealing with disobedience.

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8 Week Group Programme

The 8-week Triple P programme gives you in depth knowledge and understanding round common child and young people's behaviours and emotional responses. With the support of our Triple P trained practitioners, you will learn a variety of strategies and practical advice around common parenting challenges as well as tackling and improving your child and/or young person's behaviour. Practitioners will support you in choosing which strategies you feel would best suit your family and how to adapt these strategies to use in different situations. As this is a group programme you will also gain support from other parents and carers who may be experiencing the same or similar behaviours. The 8-week Programme consists of 5 weekly group based sessions and 3 individual one to one sessions with a Triple P practitioner.

Advice support and Guidance

How can I access support?

Our Triple P support is accessible through booking only.

To book onto one of our Triple P programmes, please contact Early Help on: 0115 876 3343 or email [email protected]

Additionally, a Self Referral Booking form can be found below. Once completed, this should be returned to the above email.

You can also access Triple P support from a Family Mentor if you live in an SSBC area (Aspley, Bulwell, St Anns, Hyson Green & Arboretum) and your child is aged 0-4.

To access support from SSBC contact your local Family Mentor team on: 0115 883 6720

Early Help Self Referral Form

Triple P Stepping Stones is an evidenced based positive programme for parents/carers with children who have a developmental disability.

Triple P - Infographic - managing big emotions

Triple P - Infographic - managing big emotions: staying calm is key

Triple P Article - How to handle tantrums

Triple P Article - How to handle tantrums: try these positive parenting tips

Triple P Article - Aggressive behaviour in children

Triple P Article - Aggressive behaviour in children: 5 parenting tips

Triple P Article - how to stop yelling at your kids

Triple P Article - how to stop yelling at your kids: try these parenting strategies