Here is one of the many examples of our fantastic Triple P Program:
My name is Monika, I got married 3 years ago. At that time my husband had a 2 year-old daughter (she is 5 now) from a previous relationship and I had a 17 year-old son from a previous relationship (he is 20 years old now.)
My relationship with my husband was challenging at the beginning because I did not know how to parent his child. She is a sweet and active girl but tended to ignore my instructions and was seeking for attention constantly so she tended to interrupt conversations. My husband tended to please his child with everything she wanted without putting limits.
When we met the Triple P practitioner, I was in charge of disciplining the child and my husband was spoiling her. I was using time out but I was not sure about the appropriate length of time and the need to explain the rules. I also tended to lose my patience when the child ignored my instructions. When my husband came home after work, the child would complain about the way I disciplined her and my husband tended to be upset with me.
The Triple P practitioner helped us realize that we needed to work as a team in order to educate the child in a positive way, being good role models. My husband and I started talking more about the positive ways to discipline the child and the ways to strengthen our relationship as a couple. We applied different strategies from the Triple P classes such as spending quality time with our daughter and taking care of our relationship.
Things are improving after the Triple P classes. My stepdaughter has been behaving very well at home and school. She is paying more attention and complying with our instructions. We are using more rewards for appropriate behaviors and less time-outs. We are spending more quality time as a family and the communication between my husband and I is better.
We are very thankful with the Triple P services. Now we feel more confident when disciplining our child and she is doing great.