Seven steps to positive parenting

Stepping Stones Triple P helps you manage your child's behaviour, emotions and development in a way that isn't hurtful. You will build strong relationships, communicate well and encourage the kind of behaviour you want to see.


Positive parenting is a great way to parent. Children who grow up with positive parenting do well at school. They make friends more easily. They feel good about themselves. And they're also less likely to have behavioural or emotional problems when they get older.

Positive parenting is also great for you. It helps parents feel more confident and less stressed. And you will have less conflict with your partner about parenting issues.

There are seven key steps to positive parenting for parents of children with a disability. The tips you will get in your Stepping Stones Triple P sessions are based on these seven steps. They are:


  1. Create a safe, interesting environment
  2. Have a positive learning environment
  3. Use assertive discipline
  4. Adapt to having a child with a disability
  5. Have realistic expectations
  6. Be part of the community
  7. Take care of yourself as a parent