Parenting Education

Our Parent Educator delivers a range of parenting programmes designed to strengthen skills, strategies and approaches used by our families/whanau at home. We support parents and caregivers with children between the ages of 0 and 17 years of age – including grandparents. Our team provides advice, support and resources such as the highly effective SKIP material. We also deliver the Incredible Years Parenting Programme and Triple P Parenting.

Parent Education and Support

Parenting Programmes currently run by Tararua REAP include:

  • The Incredible Years
  • Triple P – Positive Parenting Programme
  • S.K.I.P Resources


Tararua REAP regularly runs the very popular Incredible Years Parenting Programme in Dannevirke. Programmes will be held in Feilding, Tararua and Palmerston North starting in March next year.

Incredible Years is a 14 week parenting programme for parents of children aged 3-8 years. It involves weekly sessions of around two hours. Over the weeks, parents develop strategies to build positive relationships with their children and to manage problem behaviours.

Topics covered include:

  • How to play/spend special time together
  • Praising and rewarding children
  • Communicating positively
  • Setting limits
  • Dealing with disobedience,
  • Selectively using distractions, ignoring, time out and other penalties
  • Helping children to problem-solve.

The programme spends a lot of time looking at how parents can develop good relationships with children, through play and spending time together.

To make a referral, please download and fill out the referral form and send to:

Di Thomas
Incredible Years Coordinator
Ministry of Education

Or, pop into Tararua REAP and pick up a form.

With parent consent, referrals can also be made by phone or parents can refer themselves by giving Di call on 06 350 9859.

For information about Incredible Years programmes in the Tararua District contact us on 06 374 6565

The Triple P—Positive Parenting Program is one of the world’s most effective parenting programs.Triple P x 3

Triple P was developed by Professor Matt Saunders.  It is one of the few parenting programs based on evidence, has had 30 years of ongoing research and is used in more than 20 countries in the world. It gives parents the skills they need to raise confident, healthy children and teenagers and to build stronger family relationships.  It also helps parents manage misbehavior and prevent problems occurring in the first place. With more than 30 years of ongoing research.

Triple P has helped more than six million children and their families in 20 countries around the world.

Programmes are free and available to all families.Please contact Tararua REAP if you would like more information.