Triple P Positive Parenting Program Free (QLD Gov Funded Trial) Save $79.95

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My wife came across this positive parenting program that the QLD government is trialling making it free for the trial period.

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    So do you need to be a canetoad to take advantage? Or is Mrs Premier subsidising cockroaches, mexicans, etc too?

    How do you get the free trial?
    and it's $US80 + tax (?)

    Also ABC radio app has 50 Triple-P podcasts from 2011/12 (no doubt kids have totally changes in thr past 50yrs)

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      Mexican hipsters wouldn't benifit from this anyway, chino's render people impotent.

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      These are free in NSW via a government subsidised playgroup in your local area (as far as I know you don't have to attend the playgroup) They also run one for parents of teenagers too. I wasn't aware of any fee when I did the course in regional NSW a couple of years ago.

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    So how do we get the free trial?

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      mate have some breaky… loll bit hangry it seems

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      There's someone out there for all of us paintoad. Don't lose hope :)

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        There's someone out there for all of us paintoad. Don't lose hope :)

        I've been with my partner for nearly 7 years. I've "found someone". We are doing this thing where we save and wait until we can fund our own offspring. A novel concept nowadays I know.

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      FWIW I would describe the parents attending the course as ones that actually wanted to bring their children up properly rather than dragging them up. The classes are also run at night for working parents and if it makes you feel better I worked and was a tax payer for 20 years before I had children so I was definitely ready lol and imagine I will work and pay tax for the next 20 years also.

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          Primary and secondary public education benefits all of society (*), so a reasonable argument could be made that funding it by the taxpayer makes sense.

          A similar argument could be made for parenting programs like this. Firstly, keep in mind it is cheap ($80) - few government programs would cost anywhere near that little. Secondly, the societal benefits are huge. Sure, it helps the family directly but it also directs society as a whole. That kid in class who is a bully and always disruptive is probably (not always, but statistically probably) from a troubled home. Giving those parents a tool to better raise that child does help that child (better educational outcomes, better job prospects etc) but it also helps the other kids (less distractions in class) and the rest of society (break the cycle of bad parenting, less likely to go to gaol etc).

          (*) I will assume for the sake of argument that this is a given. Some would disagree, but let's put that to one side.

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      Think of this as an investment in reducing the number of children harmed in domestic violence cases & further limiting the number of those who face the ongoing trauma associated with navigating the out of home (foster) care systems. Both of these scenarios cost significantly more than $80, I can assure you.

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        Fair point. But that also speaks volumes about the current batch of parents, if they need free courses to learn how not to abuse their children.

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          Sadly, IME not every "bad" parent knows or thinks that they are not doing such a great job; sometimes they just genuinely need help & a little perspective.

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          Yeah, back in the good old days, we still had plenty of useless parents, we just didn't know about it (until the kids were old enough to start committing crimes).

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          @mgowen: Agreed, if I told you some of the horror stories from my time you'd honestly think I was lying…some of my school friends were subjected to sickening abuse as kids. :'(

          If anything, I sincerely feel that the current generation of parents are; for the most part; among some of the most attentive & loving carers I've seen, particularly modern fathers who have really stepped up as parents.

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    Triple P Parenting program has been around for years, is based at the University of Queensland, and is well regarded.

    The trial here is that the Qld Government is trailling a program to offer it free to Queensland families.

    I'm not connected with it, but heard about the trial as my wife just signed up to it.

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    Follow the link, about 2 sections down there is a button which says "Register now to start your course"

    I went though but which came back with a message which says it will take them 2 days to process.

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    Triple P Positive Parenting Program

    If you can't make it the course…HERE is part of the hand out material…

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    Brilliant program, brilliant initiative QLD! :)

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    As alluded to previously, excellent programs like this will only attract those who would have probably supported these traits themselves, although they may get some pointers from it. How do we get the mother who has five children by ten different fathers on board, when she "doesn't have time" to read little Lucy's home reader (they literally take about 60 seconds), or to make sure her kids get to bed at a reasonable hour so they don't fall asleep in class, or the fact that she expects her kids to get up and take of her other kids at 3 am so she doesn't have to? Not to worry, she will send her malnourished kids to school with a packet of dry noodles and flavour sachet (that's a combined breakfast and lunch by the way).

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      How do we get the mother who has five children by ten different fathers on board

      Free cigs ???

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      mother who has five children by ten different fathers

      I feel sorry for the child with the genetic short straw ala Danny Devito, especially with 4 other siblings taking what the creme of the genetic makekup pool had to offer.

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    Triple P:
    Piss in their ears until they become REAL adults.
    Play with them as much as possible.
    Pay for their exotic lifestyles so they look down on you about how much of a miser you are for yourself.

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    "…a number of recent international studies have raised concerns about the program's benefits. Philip Wilson, of the University of Aberdeen, helped review 33 studies that assessed the outcomes of Triple P programs. ''We found no convincing evidence that Triple P interventions work across the whole population, or that any benefits are long-term,'' he wrote in his study published in BMC Medicine."

    http://www.smh.com.au/national/doubts-over-triple-p-the-pare...

    Ah, science.

    On the flip side, as a parent of three kids I know how challenging it can be at times. I don't have an issue with parents being given support/help when they need it, and if this sort of program can increase the chance that a kid will come out well adjusted (as opposed to a self-centred sociopathic #$#hole) then it's of benefit to society in general so I'd see it as an investment in the future (like education and health programs) rather than a waste of money. Assuming it works, of course! And by that I mean it is shown by science to actually be effective, and not based on anecdotal stories…. ;-)

    My totally unscientific gut feeling is that this probably helps a little, but would be most effective for very young parents or those who have kids with certain specific personality disorders.

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    From what I remember Triple P is more about positive discipline and encouragement rather than making sure you give your child breakfast before school.

    "Triple P stands for 'Positive Parenting Program' Triple P aims to build positive behaviours in children, confidence in parents' abilities, and community support for raising children"

    Personally I find discipline and trying to get them to do what you want them to do one of the harder aspects of being a parent of a preschooler.

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    Having paid to complete this course, I'd say it is largely a waste of time.

    I guess if you are clueless it might help a little. Like many courses, about 5% of the content was truly useful - the rest was fluff.

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    "You got a B?! No dinner for you!"

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    This is an old program that is regularly offered for free in NSW search resourcingparents.nsw.gov.au for free PPP and other interesting free courses

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    The 3 P's of my upbringing were;

    Paddlin'
    Paddlin'
    Paddlin'

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    I highly recommend PPP program. Works just as well with girlfriends and wives.

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    PPParenting.

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    I am in agreement that PPP isn't a programme worth completing. If you really want to improve the relationship with your child or recognise and respond to their needs better there is no better programme than 'circle of security'. I recommend it wholeheartedly.

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      Not really it depends on what the parent/child needs. There is no one size fits all. A third program is parenting by connection. They are all different just as parents/children are different

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    Some may think "my parent/s did a sh1t job on me, and now I'm a new parent - how's it 'spose to be done?"

    If it saves one child's future from prison or worse - then money well spent.

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      I totally concur, but it takes a fair amount of mindfulness to break the pattern and not perpetuate it. Even kids who suffer abuse at the hands of their parents still love them.

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    This program is not free! asks me to pay $73.

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    I signed up for this weeks ago but never got any response. I figured it was a scam. Has anyone actually got a free registration to the PPP program?

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      Got mine today and my wife got hers last week.

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      This program has been around for donkeys, it isn't a scam. They're always run out of local community health centers and what is now called True (used to be Family Planning Queensland) offices. Going into one of these locations in person should get the ball rolling.

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    Thanks OP

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    This is NOT a new program, it has been around since 1999 and has always been free. This is in no way a deal and thus does not belong in the deal section.

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