Education Policy | Post Primary | Preschool | Primary | Tertiary | Search

 


Sharing knowledge through parent education workshops

PRESS RELEASE 19 November 2012

Sharing knowledge through parent education workshops

Improving the quality of parent-child relationships is something Milson Kindergarten Head Teacher Emma Henderson is passionate about. So when the opportunity for three Ruahine Kindergarten Association teachers to become Triple P accredited practitioners arose, Emma saw it as an opportunity to further her knowledge developed from teaching the incredible years programme.


The Triple P - Positive Parenting Program is designed to increase parent confidence in raising children. It looks at strategies for managing common child behaviour and developmental issues, while improving parents’ communication and reducing stress.


Developed on 30 years of evidence-based research, Triple P has been delivered to millions of parents in 25 countries in 19 languages around the world. In New Zealand it is supported by the Ministry of Social Development and available in Counties Bay of Plenty, Manukau, and the Mid Central region.


As a level 3 Primary Care Triple P practitioner, Emma delivers selective prevention strategies for parents who have concerns about their child’s behaviour or development (such as disobedience or sleep disturbance). A Triple P support person in Auckland, provides Emma with valuable ongoing advice.


Individual programmes consist of four sessions, where Emma works directly one on one with a family. Often it is small parent traps that they have fallen into. By focusing on personal issues, learning practical parenting skills that can be incorporated into everyday interactions with their children, and receiving feedback about their implementation strategies, parental confidence blossoms.


Emma also holds discussion groups at the kindergarten, bringing together a group of parents who share a parenting problem. Emma’s first at the end of September was based around fighting and aggression. The two-hour discussion sessions include a DVD clip, workbook exercises, and positive parenting strategies, such as what else can be used before time out.


Often it is only a small tweak to the child’s sleeping routines, or remembering to use praise, that can make a major difference to the entire household. Emma says the reward is “seeing the parents gain confidence and becoming empowered by their new parenting methods”. Not only this, she has seen change in the childrens’ mannerisms, self-esteem and life long personal development strategies at kindergarten.


Milson Kindergarten’s vision is based on parent education. Emma’s Triple P workshops are just one of the many initiatives they are trialling. Other workshops have included teacher Michelle presenting on child development, and a parent sharing her expertise on budgeting, with teacher Teresa supporting. “Our teachers are 100% qualified early childhood educators, sharing our expertise with our families further benefits the children, their life long learning and supports the family as a whole”, says Emma.


-ENDS-


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Māori Language Week: He Karanga Kia Kaha Ake Te Tīhau Ki Te Reo Māori

The Māori Language Commission wishes to see social media swamped with Māori language tweets and messages for Te Wiki o te Reo Māori using the hashtag #tekupu. More>>

ALSO:

Book Vote: Kiwis Prefer Young Adult & Classics

To compile their Top 100 List for 2014, Whitcoulls again asked New Zealanders to vote for their favourite books and authors. And while classic novels continue to appeal to Kiwi readers, 2014 marks a significant new trend – the increasing popularity of novels for young adults. More>>

ALSO:

Five NZ Cities: Bill Bailey Back To The Southern Hemisphere

The gap between how we imagine our lives to be and how they really are is the subject of Bill’s new show Limboland. With his trademark intelligence and sharp wit, he tells tales of finding himself in this halfway place. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Book Television Is Coming

Carole Beu of The Women’s Bookshop in Auckland, Graham Beattie of The Book Blog and producer Deb Faith of FaceTV have raised enough money via crowd funding at Boosted – just under $7,000 so far – for 12 episodes, which begin production in September, and will be on screen later that month. More>>

Electric Sheep: Light Nelson Exceeds All Expectations

Light Nelson exceeded all expectations drawing over 40,000 people over two nights to the Queens Gardens and surrounds. The event, with over 40 installations from local and national artists, is in its second year, and organisers were hoping they’d top last year’s crowd of 16,000. More>>

MacGyver: Richard Dean Anderson To Attend Armageddon This October

New Zealand’s biggest pulp-culture event, the Armageddon Expo is proud to announce the world’s most recognised DIY action hero will be attending the Auckland event at the ASB Showgrounds from October 24th to 27th. More>>

ALSO:

Barbershop Gold: Māori Party Singing Praises Of The Musical Island Boys

The Maori Party has congratulated four young men on a mission, who in 2002 took up barbershop singing at Tawa College, and tonight took out the Gold Medal in the 2014 International Barbershop Harmony Society competitions in Las Vegas. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Education
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news