Parents dealing with disobedient three to fiveyear-olds are needed to take part in a free study.
The Triple P Research Group at Auckland University’s Faculty of Education is recruiting struggling parents to attend a discussion group that will provide strategies to improve parenting.
The strategies, to manage disobedient behaviour and improve a child’s ability to follow instructions, are based on 30 years of research.
Volunteer feedback on the discussion group will be used to tailor the programme within a New Zealand context.
“We are looking for parents struggling with the normal challenges of managing their child’s behaviour who want to learn better techniques to deal with disobedience,” says research fellow Cassy Dittman.
“We are hoping to see children’s behaviour improve after parents receive the training, as well as positive changes in the areas of parental wellbeing, stress and family relationships.”
The two-hour discussion groups will be held at the Triple P Research Group clinic at the Faculty of Education in Epsom later this month.
The team is looking for 60 parents to take part and those that miss out can register to be contacted about future Triple P programmes.
To volunteer contact 623-8899 ext 48788 or email tprg@auckland. ac.nz.
For more information on Triple P visit www. triplep.net.