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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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February 2017
$75.00

Early Years Toolbox course – Avalon

February 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
River of Life Centre,
774 High Street Avalon
Lower Hutt, Wellington New Zealand
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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 course will end on 27/03/17 Individual Ticket $75.00  Couple Ticket $110.00  Please note that subsidies are available.   For more information, please contact Renee White 027 6661306 or email Renjamsophjoel@hotmail.co.nz Topics covered include: Session 1 – Parent types Session 2 – Development…

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$75.00

Tweens and Teens Toolbox – Bethlehem

February 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bethlehem Birthing Centre,
1 Te Paeroa Road Bethlehem
Tauranga, Bay of Plenty New Zealand
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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. The course will end on 27/03/17 Individuals $75, couple $110.  Please note that subsidies are available.   For more information, please phone Raewyn Mortensen…

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$75.00

Early Years Toolbox course – Greenlane – 20/02/17

February 20 @ 7:15 pm - 9:30 pm
The Parenting Place,
300 Great South Road
Auckland, Auckland 1051 New Zealand
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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 course will end on 27/03/17 Individual Ticket $75.00  Couple Ticket $110.00  Please note that subsidies are available.   For more information, please phone Justine Nielsen 021 161 7218 or email aucklandcentral@parentingplace.nz Topics covered include: Session 1 – Parent types Session 2 –…

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$75.00

Middle Years Toolbox course – Greenlane – 20/02/17

February 20 @ 7:15 pm - 9:30 pm
The Parenting Place,
300 Great South Road
Auckland, Auckland 1051 New Zealand
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In six sessions over six weeks, the Middle Years Toolbox is designed to help you stay connected, teach skills and build memories. The course will end on 27/03/17 Individual Ticket $75.00  Couple Ticket $110.00  Please note that subsidies are available.   For more information, please phone Justine Nielsen 021 161 7218 or email aucklandcentral@parentingplace.nz Topics covered include: Session 1 – Parent types Session 2 – Building character and self-esteem Session 3 – Emotional resilience Session 4 – Discipline – boundaries and consequences Session 5 – Creating…

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$75.00

Tweens and Teens Toolbox course – Greenlane – 20/02/17

February 20 @ 7:15 pm - 9:30 pm
The Parenting Place,
300 Great South Road
Auckland, Auckland 1051 New Zealand
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21048685184-18230312

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. The course will end on 27/03/17 Individuals $75, couple $110.  Please note that subsidies are available.   For more information, please phone Justine Nielsen…

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$75.00

Tweens and Teens Toolbox course – Rotorua

February 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Westbrook School,
Malfroy Road
Westend Rotorua, Bay of Plenty 3015 New Zealand
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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. The course will end on 27/03/17 Individuals $75, couple $110.  Please note that subsidies are available.   For more information, please phone Dee Horne…

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$75.00

Middle Years Toolbox course – Merivale

February 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Elmwood School,
29 Aikmans Road Merivale
Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand
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In six sessions over six weeks, the Middle Years Toolbox is designed to help you stay connected, teach skills and build memories. The course will end on 27/03/17 Individual Ticket $75.00  Couple Ticket $110.00  Please note that subsidies are available.   For more information, please phone Sarah Lodge 021 737 402 09 or email sezlodge@gmail.com Topics covered include: Session 1 – Parent types Session 2 – Building character and self-esteem Session 3 – Emotional resilience Session 4 – Discipline – boundaries and consequences Session 5…

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$75.00

Middle Years Toolbox course – Greenlane – daytime

February 21 @ 9:15 am - 11:30 am
The Parenting Place,
300 Great South Road
Auckland, Auckland 1051 New Zealand
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20030953120-174003541

In six sessions over six weeks, the Middle Years Toolbox is designed to help you stay connected, teach skills and build memories. The course will end on 28/03/17 Individual Ticket $75.00  Couple Ticket $110.00  Please note that subsidies are available.   For more information, please phone Justine Nielsen 021 161 7218 or email aucklandcentral@parentingplace.nz Topics covered include: Session 1 – Parent types Session 2 – Building character and self-esteem Session 3 – Emotional resilience Session 4 – Discipline – boundaries and consequences Session 5 – Creating…

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$75.00

Mandarin Middle Years Toolbox – Hillcrest – daytime

February 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Northcote Baptist Church,
67 Eban Avenue Hillcrest
Auckland, Auckland 0627 New Zealand
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20030953120-174003541

Please note that this course will be run by a Mandarin speaking facilitator with Mandarin course manuals available. In six sessions over six weeks, the Middle Years Toolbox is designed to help you stay connected, teach skills and build memories. The course will end on 28/03/17 Individual Ticket $75.00  Couple Ticket $110.00  Please note that subsidies are available.   For more information, please phone Crystal Leng 021 658 499 or email limu58@hotmail.com Topics covered include: Session 1 – Parent types Session 2 – Building character…

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Building Awesome Whanau Toolbox course – Henderson

February 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Salvation Army Faith Factory,
7 View Road
Henderson, Auckland New Zealand
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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. The usual price of Toolbox is $75.00 per person or $110.00 per couple.  Salvation Army Faith Factory are able to offer this Toolbox course at the reduced rates of $30.00 per person…

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Building Awesome Whanau Toolbox course – Hamilton

February 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Desert Springs Community Centre,
7 Insoll Avenue Fairfield
Hamilton, Waikato 3214 New Zealand
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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. $75.00 per person or $110.00 per couple.  Please note that subsidies are available.   The course will end on 28/03/17 For more information, please phone Maria Marsh 07 855 2728 or email manager.dsmt@gmail.com Topics…

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$20.00

Building Awesome Whanau Toolbox course – Hamilton East

February 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Waimarie Hamilton East Community House,
53 Wellington Street
Hamilton East, Waikato New Zealand
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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. The normal price of Toolbox courses is $75.00 per individual, or $110.00 per couple. The Parenting Place is pleased to offer this Toolbox course at a reduced price of $20.00 per individual…

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Building Awesome Whanau Toolbox course – Linwood

February 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Te Mapua Trust,
389 Linwood Avenue
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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. The normal price of Toolbox courses is $75.00 per person, or $110.00 per couple. Please note that this Toolbox is offered at a reduced cost because of the availability of local funding. A…

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$75.00

Middle Years Toolbox course – Gisborne

February 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Barnardos,
25 - 27 Ormond Road
Gisborne, East Coast 4010 New Zealand
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In six sessions over six weeks, the Middle Years Toolbox is designed to help you stay connected, teach skills and build memories. The course will end on 28/03/17 Individual Ticket $75.00  Couple Ticket $110.00  Please note that subsidies are available - please discuss this with the course Facilitator.  For more information, please phone Rayleen Wright 027 259 1172 or email eastcoast@parentingplace.nz Topics covered include: Session 1 – Parent types Session 2 – Building character and self-esteem Session 3 – Emotional resilience Session 4 – Discipline…

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$75.00

Early Years Toolbox course – Greenlane – 21/02/17

February 21 @ 7:15 pm - 9:30 pm
The Parenting Place,
300 Great South Road
Auckland, Auckland 1051 New Zealand
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20030535872-17399927

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 course will end on 28/03/17 Individual Ticket $75.00  Couple Ticket $110.00  Please note that subsidies are available.   For more information, please phone Justine Nielsen 021 161 7218 or email aucklandcentral@parentingplace.nz Topics covered include: Session 1 – Parent types Session 2 –…

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$75.00

Middle Years Toolbox course – Greenlane – 21/02/17

February 21 @ 7:15 pm - 9:30 pm
The Parenting Place,
300 Great South Road
Auckland, Auckland 1051 New Zealand
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20030953120-174003541

In six sessions over six weeks, the Middle Years Toolbox is designed to help you stay connected, teach skills and build memories. The course will end on 28/03/17 Individual Ticket $75.00  Couple Ticket $110.00  Please note that subsidies are available.   For more information, please phone Justine Nielsen 021 161 7218 or email aucklandcentral@parentingplace.nz Topics covered include: Session 1 – Parent types Session 2 – Building character and self-esteem Session 3 – Emotional resilience Session 4 – Discipline – boundaries and consequences Session 5 – Creating…

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$75.00

Tweens and Teens Toolbox – Greenlane – 21/02/17

February 21 @ 7:15 pm - 9:30 pm
The Parenting Place,
300 Great South Road
Auckland, Auckland 1051 New Zealand
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21048685184-18230312

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. The course will end on 28/03/17 Individuals $75, couple $110.  Please note that subsidies are available.   For more information, please phone Justine Nielsen…

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Early Years Toolbox parenting course in Beaumaris

February 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Beaumaris Baptist Church,
223-225 Balcombe Road
Beaumaris Melbourne, Victoria 3193 Australia
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Over six sessions, 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. Single Ticket price $80.00    The price includes a comprehensive course manual. For more information and to register please phone Glenda Wright 0416 052 664 or email families@murrumbeena-baptist.org Topics covered include: Session 1 – Parent types Session 2 – Development stages…

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Early Years Toolbox course – Adelaide

February 22 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Adelaide West Uniting Church,
312 Sir Donald Bradman Drive Brooklyn Park
Adelaide, South Australia Australia
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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 course will end on 29/03/17 Individual Ticket $70.00     For more information, please phone Kylie Roberts 0400 522 119 or email kjroberts@internode.on.net Topics covered include: Session 1 – Parent types Session 2 – Development stages Session 3 – Tools for engaging co-operation…

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$75.00

Mandarin Early Years Toolbox – Hillcrest – daytime

February 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Northcote Baptist Church,
67 Eban Avenue Hillcrest
Auckland, Auckland 0627 New Zealand
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Please note that this course will be run by a Mandarin speaking facilitator with Mandarin course manuals available. 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. $75.00 per individual or $110.00 per couple.  Subsidies are available.   The course will end on 28/03/17 For more information, please…

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$75.00

Building Awesome Whanau Toolbox course – Rotorua

February 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Harvest Centre,
324 Malfroy Road
Rotorua, Rotorua 3015 New Zealand
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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. Individual Ticket $75.00 Couple Ticket $110.00 Please note that subsidies are available. The course will end on 29/03/17 For more information, please phone Dee Horne 0276139067 or email rotorua@theparentingplace.com Topics covered include: Session 1…

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$75.00

Early Years Toolbox course – Point Chevalier – new date

February 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Learning at the Point,
20 Huia Road
Point Chevalier, Auckland New Zealand
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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 course will end on 08/03/17 Individual Ticket $75.00  Couple Ticket $110.00  Please note that subsidies are available.   For more information, please phone Kristina 09 846 9897 or email learningpoint@xtra.co.nz Topics covered include: Session 1 – Parent types Session 2 –…

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$75.00

Middle Years Toolbox course – Pegasus

February 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Pegasus area – venue to be confirmed,
Pegasus
Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand
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In six sessions over six weeks, the Middle Years Toolbox is designed to help you stay connected, teach skills and build memories. The course will end on 29/03/16 Individual Ticket $75.00  Couple Ticket $110.00  Please note that subsidies are available.   For more information, please phone Kirsten Wyllie 03 379 6053 or email canterbury@parentingplace.nz Topics covered include: Session 1 – Parent types Session 2 – Building character and self-esteem Session 3 – Emotional resilience Session 4 – Discipline – boundaries and consequences Session 5 –…

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$150

Mindful Parenting – 6 week course – SOLD OUT

February 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until 22 March 2017
The Parenting Place,
300 Great South Road
Auckland, Auckland 1051 New Zealand
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Shirley

SOLD OUT 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. Shirley Pastiroff is a counsellor and mother of 5. She has a passion for healthy family relationships and focuses much of…

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$75.00

Mandarin Tweens and Teens Toolbox – Hillcrest – daytime

February 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Northcote Baptist Church,
67 Eban Avenue Hillcrest
Auckland, Auckland 0627 New Zealand
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21048685184-18230312

Please note that this course is being run with a Mandarin speaking facilitator with Mandarin course manuals available. 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. The course will end on 30/03/17 Individual Ticket…

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$75.00

Building Awesome Whanau Toolbox course – Rotorua

February 23 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
St Johns Church,
Cnr Ranolf and Victoria Streets
Rotorua, Rotorua New Zealand
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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. $75.00 per person or $110.00 per couple.  Please note that subsidies are available.   The course will end on 30/03/17 For more information, please phone Dee Horne 027 613 9067 or email rotorua@parentingplace.nz Topics…

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$75.00

Tweens and Teens Toolbox – Gisborne

February 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Barnardos,
25 - 27 Ormond Road
Gisborne, East Coast 4010 New Zealand
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21048685184-18230312

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. The course will end on 30/03/17 Individual Ticket $75.00  Couple Ticket $110.00  Please note that subsidies are available - please discuss this with the…

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$75.00

Tweens and Teens Toolbox course – Stanmore Bay

February 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Stanmore Bay Leisure Centre,
159 Brightside Road Stanmore Bay
Whangaparaoa, Auckland New Zealand
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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. The course will end on 16/03/17 Individuals $75, couple $110.  Please note that subsidies are available.   For more information, please phone Carolyn Hanson…

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$75.00

Middle Years Toolbox course – Whangaparaoa – change of date

February 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Whangaparaoa Baptist Church,
733 Whangaparaoa Road Whangaparaoa
Auckland, New Zealand
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20030953120-174003541

In six sessions over six weeks, the Middle Years Toolbox is designed to help you stay connected, teach skills and build memories. The course will end on 16/03/17 Individual Ticket $75.00  Couple Ticket $110.00  Please note that subsidies are available.   For more information, please phone Carolyn Hanson 021 217 7495 or email aucklandnorth@parentingplace.nz Topics covered include: Session 1 – Parent types Session 2 – Building character and self-esteem Session 3 – Emotional resilience Session 4 – Discipline – boundaries and consequences Session 5 –…

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$15

The highly sensitive child

February 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Parenting Place,
300 Great South Road
Auckland, Auckland 1051 New Zealand
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Circles-Jenny-Hale

Some children face an extra layer of challenges just because their brain works in a different way. Is it possible that you are parenting one of the 15 to 20 percent of children who are born highly sensitive? This workshop will help you identify if you are parenting a HSC and what to do if you are. Some of you might have children who startle easily, are unsettled with changes, notice the distress of others and complain about scratchy clothing.…

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Tweens and Teens Toolbox course – Hamilton

February 24 @ 6:15 pm - 8:15 pm
Activate Church,
11 Bisley Road Enderley
Hamilton, Waikato 3214 New Zealand
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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. Please note that this course is aimed specifically at parents of Tweens and Teens up to 14 years. The course will end…

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Building Awesome Whanau Toolbox course – Papamoa

February 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Papamoa Family Services,
35E Hartford Avenue
Papamoa, Bay of Plenty 3118 New Zealand
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20030779601-17380533

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. The normal price of Toolbox courses is $75.00 per person, or $110.00 per couple. Please note that this Toolbox is offered at a reduced rate because of the availability of local funding. A…

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$75.00

Middle Years Toolbox course – Birkdale – New date

February 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Birkdale Community House,
134 Birkdale Road
Birkdale, Auckland New Zealand
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20030953120-174003541

In six sessions over six weeks, the Middle Years Toolbox is designed to help you stay connected, teach skills and build memories. The course will end on 03/04/17 Individual Ticket $75.00  Couple Ticket $110.00  Please note that subsidies are available.   For more information, please phone Carolyn Hanson 021 217 7495 or email aucklandnorth@parentingplace.nz Topics covered include: Session 1 – Parent types Session 2 – Building character and self-esteem Session 3 – Emotional resilience Session 4 – Discipline – boundaries and consequences Session 5 –…

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$75.00

Early Years Toolbox course – Rototuna, Hamilton

February 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Learning Links,
267 Borman Road Rototuna
Hamilton, Waikato New Zealand
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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 course will end on 03/04/17 Individual Ticket $75.00  Couple Ticket $110.00  Please note that subsidies are available.   For more information, please phone Ruth Gilling 027 544 8341 or email waikato@parentingplace.nz Topics covered include: Session 1 – Parent types Session 2…

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Tweens and Teens Toolbox course – Fairfield, Dunedin

February 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Fuel Church,
Main Road Fairfield
Dunedin, Otago New Zealand
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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. Please note that the group and Facilitator will decide together whether or not there will be a session on 20/03/17 (Otago Anniversary…

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