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Parenting Programmes

Topic(s): Children & Families


MSF has appointed ten Parenting Support Providers (PSPs) to deliver parenting support services on a regional basis. PSPs work closely with schools and community partners in their allocated regions to support parents through evidence-based parenting programmes and referrals to services depending on parents’ needs.

The PSPs offer two evidence-based programmes – Positive Parenting Program (Triple P) and Signposts. To sign up, parents may contact the PSPs serving their child’s school or their region or approach the child’s school Teacher-In-Charge of Parenting Programmes.


Programme Overviews

The Positive Parenting Programme (Triple P) is an evidence-based programme that equips parents with techniques to promote their children’s (aged up to 16 years) psychological, social and emotional competence. Triple P is built on a tiered system that provides different degrees of parental support.

MSF’s evaluation studies found that the evidence-based Positive Parenting Programme (also known as Triple P), has positive effects on parenting and child outcomes in Singapore.

About 85% of parents endorsed the programme as being relevant to their parenting needs. Parents with secondary school-going children showed a sustained 31% reduction in their emotional distress scores, and a 22% reduction in their child’s problematic behavioural scores. Parents with primary school-going children sustained a 15% improvement in their parenting satisfaction and efficacy scores, and an 18 % reduction in their child’s problematic behavioural scores.


Triple P Level 2 Seminar Series3 seminars of 2 hours each for parents / grandparents of primary and secondary school children for parents who are coping well with their children’s / grandchildren's needs.

Triple P Level 2 Seminar Series for parents / grandparents with children / grandchildren up to 12 years old
• Seminar 1 Positive parenting / grandparenting
• Seminar 2 Raising confident, competent children / grandchildren
• Seminar 3 Raising resilient children / grandchildren

Triple P Level 2 Seminar Series for parents / grandparents with teenagers up to 16 years old
• Seminar 1 Raising responsible teenagers
• Seminar 2 Raising competent teenagers
• Seminar 3 Getting teenagers connected

Triple P Level 34 one-to-one consultation sessions for parents who may require more help with children who display mild to moderate behavioural difficulties.
Triple P Level 45 group sessions, followed by 3 phone consultation sessions for parents of children with high or very high levels of behavioural difficulties who may require targeted, intensive and active parenting training.
Triple P Online (TPOL)An online programme that allows parents to complete parenting modules independently, in their own time, from a computer, tablet or smartphone. Parents have online access to the programme for 12 months. Triple P Online provides parents with a toolbox of strategies that help them to encourage positive behaviour and to prevent and manage misbehaviour.

Through this interactive course, parents can learn at their own time and pacing, and pick up simple and practical strategies to confidently manage children’s behaviour. The course consists of videos, exercises, tips and activities, suitable for parents of children and teens.

TPOL for Toddlers to Tweens (0-12 years old) Consisting of 8 modules
TPOL for Pre-teens and Teens (10-16 years old) Consisting of 6 modules

Each module takes around 30 minutes to complete. Parents can save their progress at any point of the module and can complete sessions at their own pace.

Click here for more information on Triple P

Signposts is an evidence-based programme that equips parents with skills to help them understand, prevent and manage their child’s difficult behaviour through the development of a personalised programme that suits the unique needs of their child. Parents are also taught to develop strategies to prevent and manage difficult behaviour.

It consists of 5 weekly group sessions x 2.5-hours/session.

Developed jointly by the Ministry of Social and Family Development and the Parenting Research Centre from Australia, the Purposeful Play programme seeks to help parents of children aged 0-6 years develop their child through play and daily interactive activities.

The Purposeful Play programme introduces you to 10 evidence-based strategies that equip you with the knowledge and skills to:

  • Think about ways to create a warm and stimulating home environment for your child
  • Use everyday activities to develop language and problem-solving skills to enhance your child's school readiness, as well as to bond and strengthen your relationship with your child.

You'll gain confidence in your skills to support your child's development and build supportive relationships with other parents.

Session 1: Warm and Gentle and Play

Session 2: Tuning In and Routines

Session 3: Following Your Child’s Lead and Shared Reading

Session 4: Listening and Talking More and Watching Screens Together

Session 5: Teachable Moments and Community Resources

It consists of 5 in-person sessions x 1.5-hours/session with your child, conducted over 5 consecutive weeks.

For enquiries, contact us at parentingsupport@msf.gov.sg.


Programme Sign-Ups

Sign up for the free seminars by filling in your contact information at your preferred Parenting Support Provider (PSP) closest to your home or your child's school.

S/NRegional ClusterParenting Support Provider (PSP)Registration Link
1Ang Mo Kio / YishunAllkin
Allkin Registration Link
2Bedok / Geylang SeraiMorning Star Community ServicesMorning Star Community Services Registration Link
3Boon Lay / Taman JurongTHK Moral CharitiesTHK Moral Charities Registration Link
4Bukit Batok / Bukit Panjang / Choa Chu KangFei Yue Community ServicesFei Yue Community Services Registration Link
5Bukit Merah / Kreta AyerMontfort CareMontfort Care Registration Link
6Clementi / Jurong East / QueenstownLakeside Family ServicesLakeside Family Services Registration Link
7Hougang / Sengkang / SerangoonMethodist Welfare ServicesMethodist Welfare Services Registration Link
8Jalan Besar / Toa PayohTOUCH Community ServicesTOUCH Community Services Registration Link
9Pasir Ris / Punggol / TampinesCare Corner SingaporeCare Corner Singapore Registration Link
10Sembawang / WoodlandsCare Corner SingaporeCare Corner Singapore Registration Link

 

Sign up for a free TPOL account by filling in your contact information and your preferred TPOL programme (Toddlers to Tweens / Pre-teens and Teens) in the REGISTRATION FORM here.

Once you have registered, your selected Parenting Support Provider (PSP) will contact you within three working days to assist you in creating your TPOL account.

How do I sign-up for Triple P Level 3 / Level 4 and Signposts?

Interested parents may email the PSP in your region (details in the table below) and the agency will contact you for a discussion on the programmme that best meets your needs.

How do I sign-up for Purposeful Play?

If you are a parent of a child aged 0-6 years, you may register with your preferred service provider closest to your home (details in the table below). 

S/NLocations/RegionsService ProvidersDetails
1 Ang Mo Kio, Yishun, Hougang, Sengkang, SerangoonAllkin Singapore

Email: famforlife@allkin.org.sg
Phone: 6351 0610
Operating Hours: Mon-Fri, 9am-6pm
For more details on upcoming runs and/or to register, click here.
2 Bukit Batok, Bukit Panjang,
Choa Chu Kang
Fei Yue Community Services

Email: parenting@fycs.org
Phone: 8869 4006
Operating Hours:
Mon-Fri, 9am-12.30pm, 1.30pm-6pm
For more details on upcoming runs and/or to register, click here.
3 Sembawang, Woodlands,
Pasir Ris, Punggol, Tampines
Care Corner Singapore Ltd

Email: parenting@carecorner.org.sg
Phone: 6235 4705
Operating Hours:
Mon-Fri, 9am-1pm; 2pm-6pm
For more details on upcoming runs and/or to register, click here.
4Clementi, Jurong East, Queenstown

Lakeside Family Services

Email: pss@lakeside.org.sg
Phone: 6567 1908
Operating Hours: Mon-Fri, 9am-5.30pm

For more details on upcoming runs and/or to register, click here.
5Bukit Merah, Kreta Ayer Montfort Care

Email: parenting@montfortcare.org.sg
Phone: 6270 8327
Operating Hours: Mon-Fri, 9am-6pm
For more details on upcoming runs and/or to register, click here.
6Boon Lay, Taman Jurong THK Moral Charities

Email: psp_jurong@thkmc.org.sg
Phone: 6747 7514
Operating Hours: Tue-Sat, 9am-6pm
For more details on upcoming runs and/or to register, click here.
7Jalan Besar, Toa Payoh TOUCH Community Services

Email: parenting@touch.org.sg
Phone: 6252 2861
Operating Hours: Mon-Fri, 9am-6pm
For more details on upcoming runs and/or to register, click here.
8Bedok, Geylang Serai Morning Star Community Services

Email: training@morningstar.org.sg
Phone: 8949 6525 / 8932 4808 /
9297 9739 / 8717 8685
Operating Hours: Mon-Fri, 9am-6pm
For more details on upcoming runs and/or to register, click here.

 

List of Parenting Support Providers (PSPs)

For a list of Parenting Support Providers (PSPs), you may refer to the table below

S/NRegional Cluster

Social Service Agencies appointed as PSPs

Contact Details Operating Hours
1Ang Mo Kio / YishunAllkinfamforlife@allkin.org.sg
Phone: 6351 0610
Mon – Fri 9am – 6pm
2Bedok / Geylang SeraiMorning Star Community Servicestraining@morningstar.org.sg
Phone: 8949 6525 / 8932 4808 / 9297 9739 / 8717 8685
Mon – Fri 9am – 6pm
3Boon Lay / Taman JurongTHK Moral Charitiespsp_jurong@thkmc.org.sg
Phone: 6747 7514
Tues – Sat 9am – 6 pm
Weekday evenings by appointment only
4Bukit Batok / Bukit Panjang / Choa Chu KangFei Yue Community Servicesparenting@fycs.org
Phone: 8869 4006
Mon – Fri 9am – 12.30pm, 1.30pm – 6pm
5Bukit Merah / Kreta AyerMontfort Careparenting@montfortcare.org.sg
Phone: 6270 8327
Mon – Fri 9am – 6pm
Sat By appointment only
6Clementi / Jurong East / QueenstownLakeside Family Servicespss@lakeside.org.sg
Phone: 6567 1908
Mon – Fri 9am – 5.30pm
7Hougang / Sengkang / SerangoonMethodist Welfare Servicesmwsfsp@mws.sg
Phone: 8812 9565
Mon – Fri 8.30am – 5.30pm
8Jalan Besar / Toa PayohTOUCH Community Servicesparenting@touch.org.sg
Phone: 6709 8419 / 6709 8415
Mon – Fri 9am – 6pm
9Pasir Ris / Punggol / TampinesCare Corner Singaporeparenting@carecorner.org.sg
Phone: 6235 4705
Mon – Fri 9am – 1pm, 2pm – 6pm
10Sembawang / WoodlandsCare Corner Singaporeparenting@carecorner.org.sg
Phone: 6235 4705
Mon – Fri 9am – 1pm, 2pm – 6pm

Outside operating hours Please contact the PSP in your region via email, and they will get back to you shortly. For enquiries, please contact parentingsupport@msf.gov.sg.