Triple P Parenting

in Bay Of Plenty, MidCentral, Counties Manukau & Waitematā

One of the world's best parenting programmes is offered to you for free! Find the help that suits you best – small group or one-on-one support.

One of the world’s best parenting programmes is now available in the Bay of Plenty, MidCentral, Counties Manukau and Waitematā, with a range of courses and sessions to help make life easier – and happier – for families.

The Triple P – Positive Parenting Program’s simple practical strategies have been proven to work around the world, helping parents manage everything from toddler tantrums and disobedience to setting up better routines for bedtime and mornings.   

Thanks to the Ministry of Health, the Whāraurua (a workforce development centre) is making Triple P available FREE to parents of children aged 3-12 years in: 

  • Bay of Plenty
  • MidCentral District Health Board regions
  • Counties Manukau
  • Waitematā

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Choose the help that’s right for you

Every family’s different, so we make it easy to choose the parenting support that fits your situation. You choose when, where, and how you want to do Triple P!

Is Fear-Less Triple P Online right for my family?

Help your child or teenager learn to manage and reduce anxious feelings, now and in the future

  • Online support for parents of anxious kids (6-14 years)
  • Find out the ‘why’ and ‘how’ of child and teen anxiety
  • Learn more about what’s helpful and what can accidentally add to anxiety
  • Start applying new strategies immediately
  • New online program based on proven principles
  • Improve your child’s emotional wellbeing in the long term
  • Reduce your own stress, too!

Is Triple P Online right for my family?

Understand what’s within your control to change and influence for your child’s benefit.

  • Online support for parents of young children (approximately 0-12 years)
  • Create the best environment for your child’s development
  • Know how to address child behaviours, promote new skills and help emotional self-regulation
  • Raise happier, more confident and capable kids
  • Improve your relationship with your children
  • Enjoy being a parent more!

Is Teen Triple P Online right for my family?

Learn more about what’s within your control to change and influence for your teenager’s benefit.

  • Online support for parents of pre-teens and teens (approximately 10-16 years)
  • Create the best environment for your teenager’s development
  • Know how to address behaviours, promote new skills and help emotional self-regulation
  • Raise happier, more confident and capable teenagers
  • Improve your relationship with your teenager
  • Enjoy being a parent more!

Triple P Programmes in New Zealand's North Island

Parents and caregivers in the Bay of Plenty, MidCentral, Counties Manukau and Waitemata have access to the free Triple P programmes below.

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DISCUSSION GROUPS – FOR COMMON PARENTING PROBLEMS

Parents with the same single problem join a two-hour group that provides practical targeted solutions. Choose from a range of topics tailored for parents of kids
3-12 YEARS (read more)

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PRIMARY CARE – FOR EVERYDAY PROBLEMS

A problem or two with your child? Try a quick, tailored way to get strategies to help. Just you and a Triple P provider. Approx. 4 sessions / 15-30 minutes each.
3-12 YEARS (read more)

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More than 4,000,000 children and their families have been helped by Triple P – in fact, we help parents and families right around the world, in more than 25 countries. So we can help you, too!

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Commonly asked questions

This is a fully-funded public health initiative to help support whānau, thanks to Whāraurau and the Ministry of Health.

It’s one of the world’s most researched parenting programs, and because evidence shows that investing in the future health and happiness of our children and teenagers benefits the whole community. So doing Triple P Online, Teen Triple P Online or Fear-Less Triple P Online is totally free. And yes, that means the whole course, and no, there’s no catch.


Triple P is one of the few parenting programs in the world with evidence to show it works. There are literally hundreds of trials and studies to show Triple P works for most families, in many different cultures, and in many different family situations. Triple P Online is also the first online parenting program proven to work.


Each module only takes about 30 minutes to an hour. You don’t need to do it all in one block, either. Some parents prefer to just do ten or fifteen minutes a day. There are 8 modules in Triple P Online and 6 in Teen Triple P Online. There’s also an extra Parenting During Uncertain Times module in each, to help with issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic. So if you start today and do one or two modules each week, you’ll be finished in about a month! Of course, it’s totally up to you. If you want to take it more slowly, take a break, or go back and revisit a previous module, that’s all fine too.


Triple P International takes your privacy and data protection very seriously. We have rigorous IT security systems and procedures. We don’t share your information with any third-party marketing organisations or unauthorised personnel. Your email address and region are visible to our administration team. Your progress may be visible to a system administrator in case you need to change your email address. All other family information within the program is anonymized. If you’d like more information, please review our privacy policy.


Definitely. Triple P Online is for parents of toddlers to tweens (2-12 years). There are eight modules, covering all of the Triple P strategies. Each module usually takes between 30 minutes to an hour, and includes a fun mix of videos, worksheets, tips and activities. You can also sign up for text message reminders.


It depends a bit on which issues you’d like to focus on most. There’s not a hard and fast rule or an exact age at which children develop, so we suggest taking a look at each course to help you decide. You can always do both!


It is great if both parents can do the course, but it’s not essential. Triple P is used very successfully by single parents. When both parents, or a parent and another carer, both do the course it helps them work as a team to make changes. This includes grandparents, foster parents, and other family members, and even ex-partners, if they also care for your children. It makes it easier to communicate better about parenting, argue and disagree less, and support each other more. If you want both parents to have their own workbook and certificate, you need to purchase two access codes.


One of the great things about Triple P is that it’s not about telling you what to do in every situation. It’s about helping you feel confident that you can work out what to do. This will be based on what you learn about child or teen development and the strategies you’ve picked up, and your ability to review and refine. So if your question’s about parenting, we suggest you go ahead and do the program! If it’s about something else to do with Triple P, you may want to try contacting us using this website’s contact details, via our social media channels, or through your local Triple P support service.