Positive pedagogical program
The “Triple P” Positive Parenting Program originated in Australia and was developed for parents of children aged 0-16 years. The program aims to prevent (serious) emotional and behavioral problems in children, by promoting more positive parenting. It also provides Triple P training for educators, a program which JSA has also participated in.
We consider it important to help children develop a healthy system of values in a positive, inventive and educationally sound manner. Limiting the terms “no”, “not” and “don’t” and using a more positive approach has proven in our experience to be both healthy and effective.
It would be overly idealistic to think that the words “no”, “not” and “don’t” can be completely eliminated; we’re sure every practicing educator would endorse this. We minimize these words to a realistic extent. Our experience also shows that, children who exhibit normal but nonetheless severe behavior (for example by hurting each other), the words “no”, “not” and “don’t” can have an effective impact, more so because their use is limited.
Every child is different. Some instinctively feel what good behavior is and what is not. Some are sensitive to positive correction, and noticeably improve immediately. Over time, we get to know each child well and what works for them. We use this knowledge for the promotion of healthy values. Consistently repeating core values (like caring and sharing) remains the key educational tool for each child to truly take them to heart.
Ask Natasja or Mylan or your local “Consultatiebureau” for more information if you would like to know more about the Triple P program.