Triple P – Positive Parenting Program ®


What is Triple P?

Triple P – Positive Parenting Program® is one of the world’s most effective parenting programs. Triple P works by giving parents the skills to raise confident, healthy children and teenagers, and to build stronger family relationships. It also helps parents manage misbehavior and prevent problems occurring in the first place. But it doesn’t tell people how to parent. Rather, it gives them simple and practical strategies they can adapt to suit their own values, beliefs and needs.



Getting Teenagers to Cooperate
Tues., January 14, 5:30-7:30 pm
During this discussion, parents share some of their experiences and ideas about dealing with non-cooperation and discuss reasons why teenagers can be uncooperative. Several positive parenting strategies are introduced to help parents develop a plan to motivate their teenager to be cooperative at home.

Rudeness and Disrespect
Wed., January 29, 5:30-7:30 pm
As teenagers make the transition from childhood to adulthood, many parents feel their teenagers become less respectful towards them.  Parents may find this change upsetting, and it can lead to conflict between parent and teenager. In this discussion group we will talk about ways to help you manage rude and disrespectful behavior and develop a positive relationship with your teenager.

Coping with Teenagers’ Emotions
Tues., February 11, 5:30-7:30 pm
In this session, parents discuss some of the reasons teenagers have emotional reactions and the skills that teens need to calm themselves down. Several positive parenting strategies are introduced to help parents teach their teen to better manage their emotions.

Friends and Peer Relationships
Wed., March 4, 5:30-7:30 pm
Peer relationships become increasingly important during the teenage years and parents may feel that they are being pushed aside.  Parents need to adjust to this increasing influence of peers by developing a different sort of relationship with their teenager.  Social events provide important opportunities for teenagers to mix with peers.  This can be a source of conflict between parents and teens. In this discussion group we will talk about how to deal with the challenges you may face with your teen and their relationships with their peers.

Coping with Anxiety
Tues., March 31, 5:30-7:30 pm
Anxiety is common among teenagers. Sometimes normally happy teenagers will become anxious or fearful for a day or two. Some teenagers suffer from ore intense and frequent feelings of anxiety. In this discussion group, parents will talk about what anxiety is, what might cause anxiety in their teens, how parents can help to prevent it and how to help your teen manage anxiety.

Building Teenagers’ Survival Skills
Tues., April 21, 5:30-7:30 pm
This discussion topic explores why teenagers sometimes make risky decisions and how they can learn to keep themselves safe while gradually developing independence. Parents are introduced to positive parenting strategies to help their teen plan for situations which may potentially put their health or well-being at risk.


What is Group Teen Triple P?

A broad-based parenting intervention that is:

  • delivered over 8 weeks
  • for parents of 12-16 year-olds interested in promoting their pre-teen/teenager’s development and potential
  • for parents who wish to address concerns about their teenager’s behavior

The program involves:

  • five (2-hour) group sessions for up to 12 parents
  • Three individual sessions (between 15-30 minutes) with the Triple P instructor
  • active participation in range of exercises to learn about
    • influences on adolescent behavior
    • setting specific goals
    • using strategies to promote a teenager’s skills development, manage inappropriate behavior, and teach emotional self-regulation
  • how to plan around risk-taking behavior and risky situations.

Who can sign up?

Parents or caregivers who:

  • have concerns about their teen’s mild to moderate level behavioral problems
  • wish to prevent behavioral problems from developing
  • have completed lower level interventions and have not achieved the goals 
    they want
  • can commit to all eight sessions.

Find a Class

TCC and the City of Tempe partner to bring together their Triple P specialists and classes to offer one-stop place to find classes for parents with children of all ages.  

Group Teen Triple P
Elementary Age (offered via the City of Tempe website)


Sandi Cimino – TCC Triple P Specialist |