Par­ent­ing re­search

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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.

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