STAYING POSITIVE: Stephanie Holgate with Evelyn and Eli.
STAYING POSITIVE: Stephanie Holgate with Evelyn and Eli. Inga Williams

Free advice for mums and dads in Ipswich region

GOODNA parents can access the last of a series of free parenting seminars this Thursday.

The nine seminars have been staged across the Ipswich region as part of the State Government's $6.6 million Triple P - Positive Parenting Program - roll-out.

The final seminar is aimed at parents of children aged 0-12 years, and will be held at Goodna State School, from 12.30-2pm on Thursday.

Ipswich MP Jennifer Howard said the State Government was responding to calls from parents for practical advice.

"I'm so pleased that families across the Ipswich region can benefit from this free program," she said.

"Raising a family can be challenging, that is why it is important to give parents access to help no matter what stage their child is at."

Triple P Positive Parenting Program Queensland director Carol Markie-Dadds said the program was not about judging parents or telling them how to raise their children.

"Triple P is about giving parents a helping hand and access to strategies to build the skills and confidence they need to give their kids the best start in life," she said.

After the seminars, parents can sign up for a free eight-week online course they can complete at their own pace or opt for a specific Triple P program through the website triplep-parenting.net



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