Triple P founder Professor Matt Sanders has visited Offaly to share his expert parenting tips and mark the launch of the Triple P – Positive Parenting Program in the region.
As part of the first phase of the rollout, Professor Sanders delivered 90-minute seminar to a packed room in Tullamore.
In two years almost 3,000 families in Westmeath and Longford have chosen this programme which has more than 30 years ongoing research to back it up.
"If we are serious about trying to reduce the level of behavioural and emotional problems of children in the community, then we really need to tackle parenting head on," says Professor Sanders.
"If we get that piece right, many many problems can be avoided with children."
Professor Matt Sanders, founder of the world-acclaimed Triple P – Positive Parenting Program, is coming to Laois and Offaly to share Triple P’s tried-and-tested practical tips to make raising kids easier – and less stressful. Just 90 minutes is all you need!
Triple P’s Power of Positive Parenting seminar can help you:
Who is it for?
Parents, grandparents and anybody who cares for a child seven years or under.
Choose your FREE Power of Positive Parenting seminar:
Tuesday February 26
Wednesday February 27
For details please phone 090 6434070
The Irish Times has shone a spotlight on Longford-Westmeath's Triple P Positive Parenting initiative.
In a story published today, journalist Sheila Wayman speaks to Triple P's Australian founder Professor Matt Sanders and Longford-Westmeath's Conor Owens, who is director of the Triple P initiative for the Longford-Westmeath Parenting Partnership.
The story coincides with Professor Sanders' visit to the counties.
Prof Matt Sanders is giving a free public talk about Parenting in Difficult Times on Thursday, June 9th, at the Radisson Hotel, Athlone, Co Westmeath, at 8pm.
Read the full story here.
For more about the Professor Sanders' talk, see the news item directly below on this page, under the heading "Triple P - Seminar. Parenting in Difficult Times".
Kids don't come with a manual so when parenting, how do you know what's best and what works? Triple-P takes the guesswork out of parenting. From temper tantrums to mealtime madness, Triple-P can help.
Professor Matt Sanders (programme founder)
Radisson Hotel, Athlone
Thursday 9th June, 8.00pm - 9.30pm
Parents, Grandparents, Carers and Teachers of Children 0 -12 years.
The Longford Westmeath Parenting Partnership will welcome Professor Matt Sanders, the founders of the Triple-P Positive Parenting Programme from 8th -10th June including a seminar in Athlone on Thursday June 9th. The programme is currently being piloted in Longford Westmeath having started up in September 2010.
The Triple-P (Positive Parenting Programme) is a set of evidence-based parenting programmes which reduce child behavioural and emotional problems or reduce the possibility of them happening, by giving parents proven tools and skills to build stronger families. Parents also learn tips which help to promote their child's confidence and independence. There is something for all parents.
The programmes has been available to parents with children seven years and younger for the last 9 months. In that short time approximately 1,000 parents have gone through the various levels of the programmes available.
The visit is yet another opportunity for parents in both Westmeath and Longford to attend a free seminar, to be held on Thursday June 9th in the Radisson Hotel, Athlone from 8.00pm - 9.30 pm where Professor Sanders will discuss 'parenting in difficult times'.
It is expected that the seminar will afford parents the skills to plan to reduce their stress levels by preventing common problems before they happen, managing them when they happen, and spotting the parenting traps.
The Longford Westmeath Parenting Partnership is made up the HSE, Westmeath County Childcare Committee, Longford County Childcare Committee, Co Longford VEC, Westmeath Community Development, Longford Community Resources Ltd., Athlone Community Services Council, Athlone Education Centre, Carrick on Shannon Education Centre.
For more information about Triple-P courses, tips and podcasts for common parenting concerns go to www.triple-staypositive.net or telephone the Longford Westmeath Parenting Parthership on 090 6434070.
Courses are free to parents living in Longford and Westmeath with children 7 years of age or younger.
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