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If your query relates to PB4L training opportunities in your region, please email your local Ministry office. You can find contact details here.

For all other queries, further information and guidance on PB4L initiatives, you can contact us at PB4L@education.govt.nz.

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Incredible Years Parent

Parents across the country come together each week for around two hours and develop approaches to use at home with behaviours, such as aggressiveness, ongoing tantrums, and acting out behaviour, such as swearing, whining, yelling, hitting and kicking, answering back, and refusing to follow rules.

Parents across the country come together each week for around two hours and develop approaches to use at home with behaviours, such as aggressiveness, ongoing tantrums, and acting out behaviour, such as swearing, whining, yelling, hitting and kicking, answering back, and refusing to follow rules.

 

What is the Incredible Years Parent programme?

Incredible Years Parent is a 14-session programme for parents of children aged 3-8, which provides parents with skills to better support children, creating a positive home environment to promote children’s social and emotional competence and communication skills.

The programme is delivered by Ministry of Education staff and by non-government organisations (NGOs). Many of these NGOs also provide a range of social services to families funded through the ministries of Health or Social Development or other agencies.

 

What is involved?

Parents across the country come together each week for around two hours and develop approaches to use at home with behaviours, such as aggressiveness, ongoing tantrums, and acting out behaviour, such as swearing, whining, yelling, hitting and kicking, answering back, and refusing to follow rules.

The programme looks at:

  • making time to play and spend quality time with children and letting children lead the play
  • encouraging the behaviours parents would like to see, through setting clear rules and boundaries and using praise and encouragement
  • selectively using consequences, such as ignoring, loss of privilege, and time to calm down.

Parents learn from each other and support each other.

 

Support material

Ministry of Social Development (MSD) evaluation report and update (2013) (external website) – presents key findings of the follow-up study.

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