Group Teen Triple P Series:
Parenting teenagers is rewarding….and challenging! Triple P works by giving parents skills to raise confident, healthy children and teenagers, and to build stronger family relationships. You’re not alone. All parents struggle sometimes. Please join us for any or all of the FREE discussion groups we are offering in June.
Groups are 2 hours and are on specific topics that help parents deal with some of the most common challenges of parenting teenagers. A light snack will be provided.
Schedule & Class Descriptions:
Wednesday, June 12 – 5:45 – 7:45 pm – Tempe Public Library
Rudeness and Disrespect
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.
Tuesday, June 18 – 5:45 – 7:45 pm - Tempe Public Library
Some teenagers use drugs to help them feel relaxed and confident, or for a mind-altering experience. Many drugs are illegal, highly addictive, and expensive. This can result in teens having contact with police and the courts. Drug use can have a serious impact on health, relationships, job opportunities and other adult activity.
This discussion group will focus on ways to help you help your teen deal with the pressure they may experience to use illegal drugs.
Wednesday, June 19 – 6:00 – 8:00 pm – Escalante Multi-Generational Center
Friends and Peer Relationships
Peer relationships become increasingly important during the teenage years and parents may feel that they are being pushed aside. Parents need to adjust to this increasing influence of peers by developing a different sort of relationship with their teenager. Social events provide important opportunities for teenagers to mix with peers. This can be a source of conflict between parents and teens. In this discussion group we will talk about how to deal with the challenges you may face with your teen and their relationships with their peers.
Thursday, June 25 – 6:00 – 8:00 pm – Escalante Multi-Generational Center
Smoking can make teenagers feel more grown up. Tobacco advertisers often show smokers as being attractive and fun-loving. Many teenagers value these qualities and cigarettes are easily obtained. Smoking is a serious risk to health, is highly addictive and is expensive. This discussion group will give you some suggestions to help you deal with the pressures your teen may experience to become a smoker.
Triple P Tempe: Summer Schedule: 2019
Parenting is an extremely rewarding and enjoyable job, but it isn’t always easy. All parents struggle with the same kinds of problems. Join us for a three-week Seminar Series and several Triple P Discussion Groups during the months of May and June. These FREE two-hour sessions on specific topics are designed to present you with information and strategies and to share ideas with other parents struggling with the same issues. Adults who attend all 3 of the Seminar Series classes will receive a book for their child at the end of the third session.
Classes are from 10am– 12pm and will be held at the Thrive to Five Family Resource Center at Thew Elementary School, 2130 E Howe Ave, Tempe, AZ 85281. Childcare is provided free of charge.
Registration for each class is required. Please register at:
Schedule & Class Descriptions:
May 21: Seminar 2: Raising Confident, Competent Children
Children are more likely to be confident, succeed at school and get along well with others when they develop certain life skills. These include being respectful and considerate, communicating well with others, thinking positively and having healthy self-esteem. This class will provide you with strategies for helping children learn these skills.
May 28: Seminar 3: Raising Resilient Children
One of the most important tasks of parenthood is helping children learn to deal with their emotions. Emotional resilience is important to long term happiness, wellbeing and success in life. This class teaches strategies for helping your child to develop the six key skills of emotional resilience.
June 4: Discussion Group: Sharing
Learning to share is an important part of growing up. Toddlers are beginning to learn about ownership and can be possessive about some things. Problems can occur over sharing when other children visit your home or during outings with other children. This discussion group will provide information on child development and tips for teaching your toddler how to share.
June 11: Discussion Group: Self-Esteem
As children grow up they form views of themselves as a person, their value as an individual and how good they are at doing things. An important part of being a parent involves encouraging children to be confident and develop healthy self-esteem. This discussion group will focus on suggestions for promoting your child’s self-esteem.
June 18: Discussion Group: Tantrums
The first time your toddler throws a tantrum may be a real surprise! It is important to deal with tantrums as soon as they start. This discussion group provides information about tantrums and suggestions for managing tantrums and teaching your child to calm down quickly.
June 25: Discussion Group: Coping with Stress
Being a parent is busy and demanding and it normal for parents to feel stressed at times. If parents have high levels of stress, it is more difficult for them to deal with their child’s behavior calmly and they may be less likely to spend time with their children. This discussion group will provide information about stress and provide strategies for managing day-to-day stress.