Triple P – Positive Parenting Program ®


What is Triple P?

Triple P – Positive Parenting Program® is one of the world’s most effective parenting programs. Triple P works by giving parents the skills to raise confident, healthy children and teenagers, and to build stronger family relationships. It also helps parents manage misbehavior and prevent problems occurring in the first place. But it doesn’t tell people how to parent. Rather, it gives them simple and practical strategies they can adapt to suit their own values, beliefs and needs.


Rudeness and Disrespect
Tues., July 16, 5:30–7:30 pm, Tempe Public Library, TLC
As teenagers make the transition from childhood to adulthood, many parents feel their teenagers become less respectful towards them.  Parents may find this change upsetting, and it can lead to conflict between parent and teenager. In this discussion group we will talk about ways to help you manage rude and disrespectful behavior and develop a positive relationship with your teenager.

Nutrition and Eating Habits
Tues., July 30,  5:30–7:30 pm, Tempe Public Library, TLC
Teenagers’ eating habits are of concern for most parents.  From teenagers who eat too much to those who refuse to eat anything they are offered, meal times can become a source of conflict in families.  Poor eating habits in teenagers can also be related to how they feel about themselves.  This discussion group will explore challenges parents face understanding why teenagers might develop eating problems and how to help and support their teens in developing healthy eating habits.


What is Group Teen Triple P?

A broad-based parenting intervention that is:

  • delivered over 8 weeks
  • for parents of 12-16 year-olds interested in promoting their pre-teen/teenager’s development and potential
  • for parents who wish to address concerns about their teenager’s behavior

The program involves:

  • five (2-hour) group sessions for up to 12 parents
  • Three individual sessions (between 15-30 minutes) with the Triple P instructor
  • active participation in range of exercises to learn about
    • influences on adolescent behavior
    • setting specific goals
    • using strategies to promote a teenager’s skills development, manage inappropriate behavior, and teach emotional self-regulation
  • how to plan around risk-taking behavior and risky situations.

Who can sign up?

Parents or caregivers who:

  • have concerns about their teen’s mild to moderate level behavioral problems
  • wish to prevent behavioral problems from developing
  • have completed lower level interventions and have not achieved the goals 
    they want
  • can commit to all eight sessions.

Find a Class

TCC and the City of Tempe partner to bring together their Triple P specialists and classes to offer one-stop place to find classes for parents with children of all ages.  

Group Teen Triple P
Elementary Age (offered via the City of Tempe website)


Sandi Cimino – TCC Triple P Specialist |