Improving educational outcomes

Triple P's programmes help families do more than just manage problems. Positive parenting also helps prepare children for better progress through the education system as enthusiastic, active learners.

Right from the start, parents can learn how to create engaging learning environments at home and take a positive approach to education. By supporting parents to encourage the development of self-regulation in their children, Triple P can help parents at vital transitions in their children's lives, such as starting pre-school, primary and secondary school. Parents are also supported to develop effective, calm routines for difficult times such as getting everyone out the door in the morning and early to bed at night.

When parents have the skills and strategies to teach children how to get along with others, express their feelings, have healthy self-esteem, and be independent problem-solvers, those children are set on a path towards achievement at school, at work and in life.

Supporting Early Childhood Education professionals

A relatively new addition to our suite of programmes is the Positive Early Childhood Education programme, or PECE, which is designed to be implemented either within early education settings or as part of a wider community rollout also incorporating Triple P positive parenting support for families. Please contact our team for more information on how PECE and Triple P together can help provide the foundations for optimal early learning.

The connection between parenting and school results

Parents, teachers, and of course, students, all benefit when schools adopt a positive parenting, teaching and learning culture, reaping the benefits through improved student results and wellbeing. Nurturing the parent-child relationship from infancy lays the foundation for secure attachment, children’s language skills, self-regulation and social and emotional learning.

Parenting has been heavily researched for decades, so we know what a child needs from their parents to grow up to become a confident, competent and resilient adult, says Professor Matt Sanders, founder of the Triple P – Positive Parenting Program®.
Children raised in a calm, nurturing, positive environment with consistent rules and boundaries, and appropriate expectations and consequences, are more likely to adjust well to new school routines, and to perform better academically and socially.

Professor Sanders says schools can play an important role in delivering evidence-based parenting programs.

Students will benefit academically and socially if their school offers parents the chance to attend a quality, evidence-based parenting program like Triple P right from when their child first starts [pre-school], he said. Parents learn how to put in place effective strategies to help their child settle in, make friends, develop resilience and generally enjoy school life, which are all strong indicators of a child’s future success in life.

Flow-on effects boost the benefits

The extent of Triple P's impact on education goes even further with research outcomes pointing to:

  • Reduced occupational stress and work-family conflict for working parents;
  • An increase in children's resistance to bullying; and
  • The creation of a social contagion effect (positive parenting practices spread through entire communities).
  • Better opportunities for children with developmental disabilities

    The Triple P – Positive Parenting Program® system includes a number of programs specifically for parents of children who have a disability or developmental delay, including autism: Stepping Stones Triple P. These programmes help offer families and children more opportunities to successfully engage in learning.

    After doing a Stepping Stones Triple P program, parents become more confident, less stressed and less angry when dealing with their children’s challenging behaviours and emotional problems. Stepping Stones Triple P programmes, like other Triple P programmes, are available in different levels of intensity, designed for the varying needs of parents of children with a disability.


    How can we help you reach your goals?

    Mark Penman

    Trainer & Implementation Consultant

    How can we help?

    Implement the Triple P System, train your staff, and/or offer online courses for families or educators


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    Use a proven system to create a successful, sustainable population-health approach to child and family wellbeing.

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