New program to offer positive parenting skills

PARENTS of children with a disability are invited to attend the internationally-recognised Triple P Project to learn all about positive parenting.

The Stepping Stones Triple P seminars will run up until November 23 before continuing in first term next year.

Regional co-ordinator Fiona Hoath said the free seminars covered three topics to improve family relationships - positive parenting, helping your child reach their potential, and changing problem behaviour.

The Stepping Stones Triple P project has been funded for two years as a trial in NSW, Victoria and Queensland.

Professor Matt Sanders of the University of Queensland developed the program 30 years ago. Today it is used in more than 20 countries.

Ms Hoath said the evidence-based program had been proven to change home life immediately.

"Families are regularly surprised by how quickly the strategies work and make change in their households from simple things like giving descriptive praise," she said.



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