Backed by research

Triple P is a parenting program. The three Ps in ‘Triple P’ stand for ‘Positive Parenting Program’. It is designed to prevent – as well as treat – behavioral and emotional problems in children and teenagers. It aims to prevent problems in the family, school and community before they arise and to create family environments that encourage children to realise their potential.

Specifically, Triple P is designed to help parents:

  • Raise happy, confident kids
  • Set rules and routines that everyone respects and follows
  • Encourage behavior in their children that they like
  • Prevent and manage misbehavior
  • Take care of themselves
  • Feel confident they’re doing the right thing

The Triple P program is evidence-based, with more than 35 years of ongoing research.

  • More than 650 international trials, studies and published papers, including
  • More than 340 evaluation studies, which also includes
  • More than 170 randomized controlled trials

Triple P draws on social learning, cognitive behavioral and developmental theory as well as research into risk factors associated with the development of social and behavioral problems in children. It aims to equip parents with the skills and confidence they need to be self-sufficient and to be able to manage family issues without ongoing support.

Last revised on: Wednesday, December 7th, 2022