Teen Triple P

Covid-19: face-to-face courses have been postponed for the timebeing (April 2020).

We are however still accepting online applications for this course and will keep families informed about the types of support which may still be available. apply online

See City of Edinburgh Council Coronavirus latest updates for ongoing developments with council services. 

Teen Triple P is a positive parenting programme which is suitable for parents, step parents, grandparents and carers of pre-teens and teenage children.

Find a course below.

The programme can help parents and carers to:

  • cope positively with some of the common issues associated with raising a teenager
  • build a stronger relationship with their teenager
  • resolve conflict in the family
  • manage problem behaviour
  • help their teen stay safe.

Topics covered

  • Factors which influence teenage behaviour
  • developing a positive relationship with your teenager
  • encouraging appropriate behaviour
  • coaching problem-solving skills
  • managing problem behaviour
  • negotiating family rules
  • dealing with emotional behaviour
  • preparing for new or risky situations.

Course details

The groups usually run for nine weeks with five group session which last for two hours, followed by three phone calls or individual sessions, then a final group session.

Groups take place during term time, during the day and in the evenings.  

Groups are run by two Teen Triple P group leaders with up to 12 parents. The groups are friendly. The group leaders will try to meet everyone before the group starts and will welcome everyone with a cup of tea or coffee.

Parents will be given a parent workbook which is theirs to keep.  During groups session, helpful strategies are introduced through DVD clips, discussion and activities.


Call us on 07860 736129 from Monday to Friday 10am to 3pm to apply or for information. You can also apply online or email supportingparentsandcarers@edinburgh.gov.uk.


If no courses are showing, be sure to look again throughout the year as courses are added on a rolling basis.

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