Frequently Asked Questions


It is great if both parents can attend although this is not essential. Triple P is also used very successfully by single parents. But families with both parents attending will experience many benefits at home working as a team to change their child’s behaviour. You’ll probably communicate better about parenting, argue and disagree less and support each other more. Even if only one parent can attend, Triple P is still of great benefit.



The principles of Triple P apply to anyone who cares for children. Grandparents and other carers often attend Triple P programmes.



It’s best to speak with a local Triple P practitioner to let them help you identify which programme is best suited to your needs.

As a rule of thumb, if your child has minor behaviour problems Primary Care, and Group Triple P are of benefit. If your child has more serious behaviour problems or you are having serious problems coping at home Standard, Enhanced and Pathways Triple P are more intensive programmes that may suit your needs. Group is also useful for these parents.



Yes. Parents can complete as many options of Triple P as they wish. For example, a parent attending a seminar programme may decide they would like to do a more intensive group programme as a booster.



No. Practitioners running Triple P are required to have completed an approved training course and be an accredited provider. Always check out the qualifications of the person running a parenting programme.