Parenting tips for parents and carers during COVID-19 - The Positive Parenting Program
I hope you are feeling well and staying warm and dry.
I came across this resource and wanted to share it with you in case you would find it of support. Triple P - the Positive Parenting Program is a resource that aims to provide a toolbox for parents and carers. They share posters (I've attached them to this post) and they also offer an online course. It might be valuable to have a look and take inspiration from the content of the website and/or their posters. Certainly during this COVID-19 crisis we can feel more anxious, down, sad, or otherwise, and we might not have access to certain coping strategies we would otherwise use, such as visiting friends when you or they feel uncomfortable potentially putting themselves at risk spreading the virus. Resources like the Positive Parenting Program could potentially be of great support for you in feeling validated, more self-compassionate, or taking inspiration from their suggestions. They have developed their program and their resources on research and it is therefore evidence-based. There is even research on the impact of Triple P on families.
Their website states: The Triple P – Positive Parenting Program is one of the most effective evidence-based parenting programs in the world, backed up by more than 35 years of ongoing research. Triple P gives parents simple and practical strategies to help them build strong, healthy relationships, confidently manage their children’s behavior and prevent problems developing. Triple P is currently used in more than 25 countries and has been shown to work across cultures, socio-economic groups and in many different kinds of family structures.
This is a link to the part of the website specifically tailored to COVID-19; https://www.triplep-parenting.net.au/au-uken/get-started/parenting-during-covid-19/, however there is plenty of content unrelated to COVID-19. There is a website for parents and carers, and also a website for practitioners, agencies, jurisdictions, and governments (to access the latter, go to https://www.triplep.net/glo-en/home/).
As always, feel free to share whether this is useful, what specifically you find useful, whether you'd like to talk about it more, or how we can support you further.