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University of Auckland researchers have given the thumbs up to a culturally-adapted parenting programme for Maori families.

Northland’s Ngati Hine Health Trust modified the internationally-recognised Triple P - Positive Parenting Programme to create Te Whanau Pou Toru.

Parents took part in two discussion groups where they learned positive parenting techniques, shared ideas about parenting and learned from other whanau about how they interact with their tamariki/children.

The evaluation found it increased parents’ confidence, reduced conflict between partners and improved children’s behaviour.

Trust chair Gwen Tepania-Palmer says Ngati Hine Health is looking at how it can be incorporated into the trust’s Whanau Ora culture.

She says it fit with Maori traditions of putting the needs of whanau, extended whanau and iwi before the individual.

 

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