Inspiring and equipping families to thrive

The Parenting Place is a charity with a heart for New Zealand families. We believe that healthy, loving families can transform society.

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The Parenting Place is on a mission to build strong families through the resourcing of parents. There’s something to suit every parent and parenting stage.

Latest parenting articles

We have a wealth of parenting resources and release articles regularly to empower parents. Check out some of the most popular articles, find ones that suit you or sign up to our mailing list for regular articles direct to your inbox.

Upcoming events

We’ve got a lot happening at The Parenting Place, check out these upcoming events or go through to all the events to find something that suits you.

Early Years Toolbox in Invercargill

October 19 @ 7:30 am

at Kelvin Street Plunket Rooms

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Middle Years Toolbox in St Albans

August 2 @ 7:30 pm

at St Albans Baptist Church

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Tweens and Teens Toolbox in St Albans

May 30 @ 7:30 pm

at St Albans Baptist Church

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What we do

The Parenting Place offers a range of programmes and resources designed to encourage, inspire and equip all families, right where they are. Whether it’s through a six week parenting course, a family coaching session or one of our Attitude programmes in schools, we are here to serve families and help build great relationships.

Nationwide courses for equipping parents across all parenting stages.

Inspiring and supporting youth through school-based life-skills programmes.

A bi-monthly publication full of everyday inspiration for parents.

Our child-friendly conference centre, cafe and bookstore based in Greenlane.

Confidential, one-on-one advice and support for families.

Nationwide, community-based presentations on key parenting challenges.

Nationwide leadership events for primary, intermediate and secondary students.

Selected books, DVDs and resources for encouraging and equipping parents.

  • The course really helped me to look at things differently. learning to be firm and fair with my kids has transformed our family interactions and our household is a happier place to be.

    Tracy who attended a Toolbox course

  • After the presentation, for some reason I walked out as a happier person. It changed my views about relationships and sex - for the better. It made me realise that there are more important values in a relationship that we should experience and cherish before the physical stuff happens.

    Student who saw an Attitude presentation

  • Great presentation and positive parenting tips. Thanks for making our whanau a safer and better place to be.

    Toni who attended a Hot Tips with Pio event

  • I am astounded with the change in our son. We've even had 3 different people say that they've seen a change in his behaviour, and we are so much happier! Can't speak highly enough about the Parenting Place and the change in both mine and this tricky boy’s behaviour!

    Family Coach client

  • Thanks for producing such a real, truthful and helpful magazine. We love the ideas for fun and parenting tips and often discuss how we can incorporate them into our family.

    Bayleigh who is a Parenting magazine reader

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