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We host a variety of professionally facilitated workshops. These are all hosted at The Parenting Place Centre in Greenlane.


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We run events on general parenting topics in and around the country, often facilitated through community organisations.


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Over six sessions participants are equipped with practical skills. Key parenting principles are explored in an informal and friendly environment.


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July 2017

Early Years Toolbox course – South Brisbane

July 22 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
St Andrew’s South Brisbane,
160 Vulture Street
South Brisbane, Queensland 4101 Australia
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In four fortnightly sessions over four Saturday mornings, the Early Years Toolbox is designed to give you the skills to set appropriate boundaries for your child and develop a strong and loving bond with them.  No-one will influence your child’s future more than you will. Sessions will be held on 22 July, 5 August, 19 August and 2 September. $40.00 per person plus $40.00 for a manual (couples can share a manual)  Child minding and some food are provided. For more information…

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$75.00

Early Years Toolbox course – Botany

July 24 @ 7:15 pm - 9:15 pm
Elim Christian Centre – Golflands Campus,
94 Golflands Drive
Botany, Auckland New Zealand
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What you will learn In six sessions over nine weeks, the Early Years Toolbox is designed to give you the skills to set appropriate boundaries for your child and develop a strong and loving bond with them.  No-one will influence your child’s future more than you will.  The most important years in your child’s development are these early years.  Learn how to lay the building blocks for a great future. Topics covered Session 1 – Parent types Session 2 – Development…

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$75.00

Middle Years Toolbox course – Newlands

July 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Newlands Baptist Church,
6 Bracken Road
Newlands, Wellington New Zealand
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What you will learn In six sessions over seven weeks, the Middle Years Toolbox is designed to help you stay connected, teach skills and build memories.  Make the most of these years while your children still want to be a part of your team. Topics covered Session 1 – Parent types Session 2 – Building character and self-esteem Session 3 – Emotional resilience Session 4 – Discipline – boundaries and consequences Session 5 – Creating traditions and memories Session 6 –…

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Middle Years Toolbox course – Timaru

July 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Gleniti Baptist Church,
58 Gleniti Road, Gleniti
Timaru, Canterbury New Zealand
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What you will learn In six sessions over six weeks, the Middle Years Toolbox is designed to help you stay connected, teach skills and build memories.  Make the most of these years while your children still want to be a part of your team. Topics covered Session 1 – Parent types Session 2 – Building character and self-esteem Session 3 – Emotional resilience Session 4 – Discipline – boundaries and consequences Session 5 – Creating traditions and memories Session 6 –…

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$10 - $15

Discipline without shouting, force or fluster

July 26 @ 5:00 pm - 6:45 pm
Karaka Learning Centre,
113 Harbourside Drive, Karaka New Zealand
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Discipline without shouting, force or fluster  Learn to get cooperation from your kids – even the tricky, strong-willed ones! Alternative strategies for firm but fair discipline using effective, peaceful and relationship-enhancing techniques with less noise, anger and resentment that will help kids think, solve problems and make better decisions. 5.00pm  - Doors open 5.15pm to 6.45pm – Joy’s presentation Tickets are available below, through www.karakalearning.co.nz or through the supervisors at KLC. For further information  please contact Hilary Knee at hilary.knee@hotmail.com

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Building Awesome Whanau Toolbox course – Bayfair

July 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
St Mary’s Church,
Cnr Girven Rd and Marlin St
Bayfair, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty New Zealand
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What you will learn In six sessions, over six weeks, this course is packed full of ideas, positive stories from parents still on the journey with their own tamariki and useful resources to help you build a great future for your whānau. The activities in this course cover tamariki aged 0–12 years.  You are the most important person to your tamariki.  Your facilitator will draw on the wealth of wisdom and experiences present in the group, and weave that together with all…

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$75.00

Early Years Toolbox course – Fairfield, Dunedin

July 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fuel Church,
Main Road Fairfield
Dunedin, Otago New Zealand
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What you will learn In six sessions over six weeks, the Early Years Toolbox is designed to give you the skills to set appropriate boundaries for your child and develop a strong and loving bond with them.  No-one will influence your child’s future more than you will.  The most important years in your child’s development are these early years.  Learn how to lay the building blocks for a great future. Topics covered Session 1 – Parent types Session 2 – Development…

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$75.00

Tweens and Teens Toolbox course – Richmond

July 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
J1 Waimea College (Accessed using main entrance),
Salisbury Road
Richmond, Nelson New Zealand
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What you will learn In six sessions over six weeks, the Tweens and Teens Toolbox is designed to give you tools to equip your teenager with a strong sense of self, as well as responsibility and resourcefulness. We will help you in your journey of letting go and handing over some of the controls as your young person learns to fly solo. We will show you that, although these years may be challenging, they can actually be some of the…

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Growing great families

July 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Karori West Normal School,
19 Allington Road, Karori West
Wellington , 6012 New Zealand
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For parents who invest in their family, the rewards are huge. You can build your family the same way as you build a house, with good foundations of love and values, strong walls of boundaries and discipline and a roof of parental ‘mana’ to keep it all together. Learn to make this happen with the least effort. 6.30pm  - Doors open with light refreshments 7.00pm to 8.30pm – John’s presentation Cost: FREE! Please register your interest here: https://tinyurl.com/hottipsparentingcourse For further information  please contact Christine…

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$75.00

Middle Years Toolbox course – Botany

July 26 @ 7:15 pm - 9:15 pm
Elim Christian Centre – Botany Downs,
94 Golflands Drive
Botany, Auckland New Zealand
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What you will learn In six sessions over six weeks, the Middle Years Toolbox is designed to help you stay connected, teach skills and build memories.  Make the most of these years while your children still want to be a part of your team. Topics covered Session 1 – Parent types Session 2 – Building character and self-esteem Session 3 – Emotional resilience Session 4 – Discipline – boundaries and consequences Session 5 – Creating traditions and memories Session 6…

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Early Years Toolbox course – Gore

July 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Aroha Early Learning Centre,
104 Broughton Street
Gore, Southland New Zealand
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What you will learn In six sessions over six weeks, the Early Years Toolbox is designed to give you the skills to set appropriate boundaries for your child and develop a strong and loving bond with them.  No-one will influence your child’s future more than you will.  The most important years in your child’s development are these early years.  Learn how to lay the building blocks for a great future. Topics covered Session 1 – Parent types Session 2 – Development…

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$75.00

Middle Years Toolbox course – Whangarei

July 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Seventh Day Adventist Church Whangarei,
Cnr Mill Road and Shortland Street
Whangarei, Northland New Zealand
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What you will learn In six sessions over six weeks, the Middle Years Toolbox is designed to help you stay connected, teach skills and build memories.  Make the most of these years while your children still want to be a part of your team. Topics covered Session 1 – Parent types Session 2 – Building character and self-esteem Session 3 – Emotional resilience Session 4 – Discipline – boundaries and consequences Session 5 – Creating traditions and memories Session 6…

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$75.00

Early Years Toolbox course – Bethlehem

July 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bethlehem Birthing Centre,
1 Te Paeroa Road Bethlehem
Tauranga, Bay of Plenty New Zealand
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What you will learn In six sessions over six weeks, the Early Years Toolbox is designed to give you the skills to set appropriate boundaries for your child and develop a strong and loving bond with them.  No-one will influence your child’s future more than you will.  The most important years in your child’s development are these early years.  Learn how to lay the building blocks for a great future. Topics covered Session 1 – Parent types Session 2 – Development…

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$75.00

Middle Years Toolbox course – Avonhead

July 27 @ 7:15 pm - 9:30 pm
Avonhead Baptist Church,
102 Avonhead Road
Avonhead Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand
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What you will learn In six sessions over six weeks, the Middle Years Toolbox is designed to help you stay connected, teach skills and build memories.  Make the most of these years while your children still want to be a part of your team. Topics covered Session 1 – Parent types Session 2 – Building character and self-esteem Session 3 – Emotional resilience Session 4 – Discipline – boundaries and consequences Session 5 – Creating traditions and memories Session 6…

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$5

Raising happy, confident and resilient children with Joy Sluiters

July 31 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Remuera Intermediate School Hall,
Ascot Avenue, Remuera
Auckland, 1050 New Zealand
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Resilient, confident children deflect trouble, resist pressure, handle stress and recover from set-backs and trauma. All children can be helped to tackle life and grow up to have a ‘can-do’ attitude! Remuera Intermediate School Hall, Ascot Avenue, Remuera, Auckland 1050 6.30pm  - Doors open 7.00pm to 8.30pm – Joy’s presentation For further information  please contact Tom Beckett on 522 9890 or email tomb@remint.school.nz

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August 2017
$75.00

Middle Years Toolbox course – Albany

August 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Shore Community Church,
9b Piermark Drive Albany
Auckland, New Zealand
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What you will learn In six sessions over six weeks, the Middle Years Toolbox is designed to help you stay connected, teach skills and build memories.  Make the most of these years while your children still want to be a part of your team. Topics covered Session 1 – Parent types Session 2 – Building character and self-esteem Session 3 – Emotional resilience Session 4 – Discipline – boundaries and consequences Session 5 – Creating traditions and memories Session 6…

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$75.00

Tweens and Teens Toolbox course – Albany

August 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Shore Community Church,
9b Piermark Drive Albany
Auckland, New Zealand
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What you will learn In six sessions over six weeks, the Tweens and Teens Toolbox is designed to give you tools to equip your teenager with a strong sense of self, as well as responsibility and resourcefulness. We will help you in your journey of letting go and handing over some of the controls as your young person learns to fly solo. We will show you that, although these years may be challenging, they can actually be some of the…

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$75.00

Early Years Toolbox course – Palmerston North

August 1 @ 7:15 pm - 9:15 pm
CCC on Pascal,
54 Pascal Street
Palmerston North, Manawatu/Wanganui New Zealand
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What you will learn In six sessions over six weeks, the Early Years Toolbox is designed to give you the skills to set appropriate boundaries for your child and develop a strong and loving bond with them.  No-one will influence your child’s future more than you will.  The most important years in your child’s development are these early years.  Learn how to lay the building blocks for a great future. Topics covered Session 1 – Parent types Session 2 – Development…

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Raising happy, confident and resilient children

August 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cathedral of the Sacred Heart,
40 Hill Street, Thorndon
Wellington,
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Come along, enhance your parenting skills and support a great school in your community. All proceeds go directly to Sacred Heart Cathedral School, we'd love to have you join us! Resilient, confident children deflect trouble, resist pressure, handle stress and recover from set-backs and trauma. All children can be helped to tackle life and grow up to have a ‘can-do’ attitude! Details Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, 40 Hill Street, Thorndon. 7.00pm  - Doors open 7.30pm to 9.00pm – Jenny’s presentation Tickets…

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Building Awesome Whanau Toolbox course – Melville

August 2 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Te Whare Kokonga,
Cnr Bader and Pine Streets
Melville, Hamilton, Waikato 3206 New Zealand
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What you will learn In six sessions, over six weeks, this course is packed full of ideas, positive stories from parents still on the journey with their own tamariki and useful resources to help you build a great future for your whānau. The activities in this course cover tamariki aged 0–12 years.  You are the most important person to your tamariki.  Your facilitator will draw on the wealth of wisdom and experiences present in the group, and weave that together with all…

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$10 - $15

Technology Today

August 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Parenting Place,
300 Great South Road, Greenlane
Auckland, Auckland 1051 New Zealand
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What you will learn in Technology Today Can your family’s values survive the internet? Of course they can! You just have to be a switched on parent when your kids switch on their gadgets. This seminar gives parents insights and skills to keep kids safe so they can reap the incredible benefits of modern technology. Even if you are not technical at all, you can still coach your kids in this digital age.   Details 7.00pm doors open 7.30 –…

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$75.00

Middle Years Toolbox course – Maraetai

August 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Maraetai Beach School,
154 Maraetai Drive
Maraetai, Auckland New Zealand
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What you will learn In six sessions over six weeks, the Middle Years Toolbox is designed to help you stay connected, teach skills and build memories.  Make the most of these years while your children still want to be a part of your team. Topics covered Session 1 – Parent types Session 2 – Building character and self-esteem Session 3 – Emotional resilience Session 4 – Discipline – boundaries and consequences Session 5 – Creating traditions and memories Session 6…

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$150

Mindful Parenting – six week course

August 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Parenting Place,
300 Great South Road, Greenlane
Auckland, Auckland 1051 New Zealand
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About Mindful Parenting If you’re finding parenting stressful and life too busy, this is the perfect workshop for you. In this six-week course Shirley teaches practical research-based mindful parenting techniques that reduce stress, improve family relationships, provide tools to stay calm in the middle of even the most chaotic days, and create deep, lasting connections between parents and their children.   About the presenter Shirley Pastiroff is a counsellor and mother of 5. She has a passion for healthy family…

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Building Awesome Whanau Toolbox course – Aranui

August 3 @ 9:45 am - 11:45 am
Aranui Library,
109 Aldershot Street Aranui
Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand
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What you will learn In six sessions, over six weeks, this course is packed full of ideas, positive stories from parents still on the journey with their own tamariki and useful resources to help you build a great future for your whānau. The activities in this course cover tamariki aged 0–12 years.  You are the most important person to your tamariki.  Your facilitator will draw on the wealth of wisdom and experiences present in the group, and weave that together with all…

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Tweens and Teens Toolbox course – Dunedin

August 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
North East Valley Baptist Community Centre,
270 North Road North East Valley
Dunedin, Otago New Zealand
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What you will learn In six sessions over six weeks, the Tweens and Teens Toolbox is designed to give you tools to equip your teenager with a strong sense of self, as well as responsibility and resourcefulness. We will help you in your journey of letting go and handing over some of the controls as your young person learns to fly solo.   Topics covered Session 1 – Atmosphere Session 2 – Boundaries Session 3 – Communication Session 4 –…

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Middle Years Toolbox course – Dunedin

August 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
North East Valley Baptist Community Centre,
270 North Road North East Valley
Dunedin, Otago New Zealand
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What you will learn In six sessions over six weeks, the Middle Years Toolbox is designed to help you stay connected, teach skills and build memories.   Topics covered Session 1 – Parent types Session 2 – Building character and self-esteem Session 3 – Emotional resilience Session 4 – Discipline – boundaries and consequences Session 5 – Creating traditions and memories Session 6 – Capitalising on the ‘tween-age years’ Make the most of these years while your children still want…

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Early Years Toolbox course – Dunedin

August 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
North East Valley Baptist Community Centre,
270 North Road North East Valley
Dunedin, Otago New Zealand
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What you will learn In six sessions over six weeks, the Early Years Toolbox is designed to give you the skills to set appropriate boundaries for your child and develop a strong and loving bond with them.  No-one will influence your child’s future more than you will.   Topics covered Session 1 – Parent types Session 2 – Development stages Session 3 – Tools for engaging co-operation Session 4 – Discipline Session 5 – Making memories Session 6 – Being the…

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Early Years Toolbox course – Enderley

August 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Activate Church,
11 Bisley Road Enderley
Hamilton, Waikato 3214 New Zealand
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What you will learn In six sessions over six weeks, the Early Years Toolbox is designed to give you the skills to set appropriate boundaries for your child and develop a strong and loving bond with them.  No-one will influence your child’s future more than you will.  The most important years in your child’s development are these early years.  Learn how to lay the building blocks for a great future. Topics covered Session 1 – Parent types Session 2 – Development…

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$75.00

Middle Years Toolbox course – Rolleston

August 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Generation House,
646 Springston-Rolleston Road
Rolleston, Canterbury New Zealand
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What you will learn In six sessions over eight weeks, the Middle Years Toolbox is designed to help you stay connected, teach skills and build memories.  Make the most of these years while your children still want to be a part of your team. Topics covered Session 1 – Parent types Session 2 – Building character and self-esteem Session 3 – Emotional resilience Session 4 – Discipline – boundaries and consequences Session 5 – Creating traditions and memories Session 6 –…

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SPACE – for you and your baby (0-4 months)

August 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

SPACE for you and your baby is for new parents.  This course is aimed at new parents who have a baby aged 0-3 months at the commencement of the course. We have some flexibility for parents with babies up to 4 months. Second and third time parents etc are welcome but they will need to organize childcare for older siblings during the program. Join Space with your new baby and start an amazing journey together. Sessions run weekly for 20 weeks, extending through into…

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Building Awesome Whānau Update

August 4 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
The Parenting Place,
300 Great South Road, Greenlane
Auckland, Auckland 1051 New Zealand
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At Parenting Place, we want whānau to have the best experience possible with ‘Building Awesome Whānau’, and we know that our Facilitators are the secret ingredients that help make that happen. Over the past few months, we have developed a new training model and made some significant enhancements to our training process so that our Facilitators will be equipped with the confidence, skills and knowledge necessary to give whānau that awesome experience they hope for. We need you, our existing…

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$75.00

Early Years Toolbox course – Stanmore Bay – daytime

August 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
St Stephens,
3 Stanmore Bay Road
Stanmore Bay, Whangaparaoa New Zealand
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What you will learn In six sessions over seven weeks, the Early Years Toolbox is designed to give you the skills to set appropriate boundaries for your child and develop a strong and loving bond with them.  No-one will influence your child’s future more than you will.  The most important years in your child’s development are these early years.  Learn how to lay the building blocks for a great future. Topics covered Session 1 – Parent types Session 2 – Development…

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$75.00

Building Awesome Whanau Toolbox course – Mt Roskill

August 7 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Roskill South Oasis,
56 Glass Road
Mt Roskill, Auckland 1041 New Zealand
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What you will learn In six sessions, over six weeks, this course is packed full of ideas, positive stories from parents still on the journey with their own tamariki and useful resources to help you build a great future for your whānau. The activities in this course cover tamariki aged 0–12 years.  You are the most important person to your tamariki.  Your facilitator will draw on the wealth of wisdom and experiences present in the group, and weave that together with all…

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$75.00

Tweens and Teens Toolbox course – Te Awamutu

August 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

What you will learn In six sessions over six weeks, the Tweens and Teens Toolbox is designed to give you tools to equip your teenager with a strong sense of self, as well as responsibility and resourcefulness. We will help you in your journey of letting go and handing over some of the controls as your young person learns to fly solo. We will show you that, although these years may be challenging, they can actually be some of the…

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Building Awesome Whanau Toolbox course – Henderson

August 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Salvation Army Faith Factory,
7 View Road
Henderson, Auckland New Zealand
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What you will learn In six sessions, over six weeks, this course is packed full of ideas, positive stories from parents still on the journey with their own tamariki and useful resources to help you build a great future for your whānau. The activities in this course cover tamariki aged 0–12 years.  You are the most important person to your tamariki.  Your facilitator will draw on the wealth of wisdom and experiences present in the group, and weave that together with all…

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