Parents of ‘over-active’ under-5s sought for university programme
Parents of pre-schoolers who exhibit inattentive and over-active behaviour are being sought for a study into a new parenting programme.
The Parenting Research Group at the University of Auckland is recruiting parents of children aged three and four to complete an online version of the Triple P Positive Parenting Programme.
The programme involves eight half-hour modules a week, with personalised phone support and completion of three sets of questionnaires.
There is no cost associated with taking part.
Founder of the programme Matt Sanders is encouraging parents to see involvement in programme research as an empowering step towards developing more positive relationships with their child, and increased confidence in their skills as a parent.
‘‘An internet-based model for concerned parents will enable them to see what they can do on their own before seeking face-to-face professional support,’’ he says.
It is thought the the Triple P online pro- gramme could have strong appeal and wide benefits.