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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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April 2017

Babysitting training for teenagers

April 26 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Devonport Community House,
32 Clarence St, Devonport
Auckland, New Zealand
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Babysitters - Joy and Sarah

The babysitter that gets booked - Joy Sluiters Joy will cover everything you need to know to become a safe, reliable and fun babysitter that every parent will trust and want to book again. There will be plenty of practical advice about how to establish your business, ideas for creating a great first impression, and how to handle safety issues in someone else’s home. The workshop will also cover useful information about children and their developmental needs, ideas for play,…

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May 2017

Early Years Toolbox course – New Lynn

May 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Lifewise,
3131 Great North Road New Lynn
Auckland, Auckland
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20030535872-17399927

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

Early Years Toolbox course – Island Bay

May 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Island Bay Community Centre,
137 The Parade
Island Bay, Wellington 6023 New Zealand
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20030535872-17399927

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 – Lower Hutt

May 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Hope Centre,
8 Downer Street
Lower Hutt, Wellington New Zealand
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20030953120-174003541

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 – Lower Hutt

May 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Hope Centre,
8 Downer Street
Lower Hutt, Wellington New Zealand
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21048685184-18230312

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 – New Lynn

May 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Lifewise,
3131 Great North Road New Lynn
Auckland, Auckland
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20030779601-17380533

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 - $110

Middle Years Toolbox course – Leeston

May 2 @ 7:30 pm - June 6 @ 9:30 pm
Leeston Primary School,
19 Selwyn Street
Leeston, Canterbury New Zealand
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20030953120-174003541

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 – Spreydon

May 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
South West Baptist Church,
244 Lyttelton Street Spreydon
Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand
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20030535872-17399927

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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Building Awesome Whanau Toolbox course – Te Puke

May 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Empowerment NZ,
Jocelyn Street
Te Puke, Bay of Plenty New Zealand
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20030779601-17380533

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 – New Lynn

May 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Lifewise,
3131 Great North Road New Lynn
Auckland, Auckland
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21048685184-18230312

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 – Waiuku

May 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
St Andrews Centre,
85 Queen Street Waiuku
Auckland South, Auckland New Zealand
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20030535872-17399927

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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Building Awesome Whanau Toolbox course – New Lynn

May 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:15 pm
Lifewise,
3131 Great North Road New Lynn
Auckland, Auckland
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20030779601-17380533

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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Middle Years Toolbox course – South Brisbane

May 7 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
St Andrew’s South Brisbane,
160 Vulture Street
South Brisbane, Queensland 4101 Australia
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20030953120-174003541

What you will learn In four x three hour sessions over four 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…

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$75.00

Building Awesome Whanau Toolbox course – New Plymouth

May 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Western Institute of Technology – F Block Ti Piere,
20 Bell Street Welbourne
New Plymouth, Taranaki New Zealand
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20030779601-17380533

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 – Riccarton

May 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Christchurch Girls’ High School,
10 Matai Street Riccarton
Christchurch, Canterbury 8011 New Zealand
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21048685184-18230312

What you will learn In six sessions over seven 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

Middle Years Toolbox course – Hornby, Christchurch

May 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Hope Presbyterian Hornby,
27 Aymes Road Hornby
Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand
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20030953120-174003541

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

Middle Years Toolbox course – Bethlehem

May 9 @ 7:30 am - 9:40 pm
Bethlehem Birthing Centre,
1 Te Paeroa Road Bethlehem
Tauranga, Bay of Plenty New Zealand
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20030953120-174003541

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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Building Awesome Whanau Toolbox course – Hamilton

May 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Desert Springs Community Centre,
7 Insoll Avenue Fairfield
Hamilton, Waikato 3214 New Zealand
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20030779601-17380533

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

Middle Years Toolbox course – Nelson

May 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Nelson Christian Academy,
100 Marsden Valley Road
Stoke Nelson, Marlborough/Nelson 7007 New Zealand
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20030953120-174003541

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 – Somerfield/Cashmere

May 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cashmere,
Christchurch,, Canterbury 8022 New Zealand
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21048685184-18230312

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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$150

Mindful Parenting

May 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Parenting Place,
300 Great South Road, Greenlane
Auckland, Auckland 1051 New Zealand
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mindful-parenting-shirley

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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$75.00

Early Years Toolbox course – Whitford

May 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Pikopiko Learning Ltd,
228 Clifton Road Whitford
Auckland, Auckland New Zealand
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20030535872-17399927

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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$15

Raising happy confident and resilient children

May 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Parenting Place,
300 Great South Road, Greenlane
Auckland, Auckland 1051 New Zealand
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Raising happy - John

What you will learn 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!

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$75.00

Tweens and Teens Toolbox course – Cashmere

May 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cashmere/Somerfield area – venue to be advised,
Cashmere/Somerfield
Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand
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21048685184-18230312

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 – Tauranga

May 11 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Salvation Army Community Ministries,
First floor, 375 Cameron Road
Tauranga, Bay of Plenty New Zealand
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20030779601-17380533

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

Middle Years Toolbox course – Bethlehem – daytime

May 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Bethlehem Birthing Centre,
1 Te Paeroa Road Bethlehem
Tauranga, Bay of Plenty New Zealand
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20030953120-174003541

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

Middle Years Toolbox course – Mellon’s Bay – for Mellon’s Bay Primary School parents only

May 11 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Mellon’s Bay Primary School,
140 Mellon's Bay Road Mellon's Bay
Auckland, Auckland New Zealand
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20030953120-174003541

What you will learn Please note that this course is exclusively for parents of children at Mellon's Bay Primary School. 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…

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$75.00

Early Years Toolbox course – Dunedin

May 11 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Little Rock Preschool,
58 Macintosh Road Brighton
Dunedin, Otago New Zealand
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20030535872-17399927

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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$150 - $200

Power to Parent 2: Helping Children Grow Up – 8 week workshop with Rosie Griffiths

May 11 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Father&Son

About the course Building on the foundation of relationship set in Part 1 of the series, The Vital Connection, this course focuses on how to help children realise their potential as human beings. Vancouver-based developmental psychologist Dr. Gorden Neufeld teaches us how to nurture our children and provide the necessary elements for growth, and remove the impediments to becoming their own persons. The course sheds light on the adult’s role in the miracle of maturation. Series 1 is a helpful…

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$75.00

Early Years Toolbox course – Newlands

May 13 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Newlands Baptist Church,
6 Bracken RoadNewlands
Wellington, Wellington 1051
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20030535872-17399927

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 – Strowan

May 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
St Andrews College,
347 Papanui Road Strowan
Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand
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20030953120-174003541

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 – Greenlane (Monday pm)

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

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

Middle Years Toolbox course – Greenlane (Monday pm)

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

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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$75.00

Tweens and Teens Toolbox course – Greenlane (Monday pm)

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

What you will learn In six sessions over seven 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 best…

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$75.00

Middle Years Toolbox course – Greenlane (daytime)

May 16 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
The Parenting Place,
300 Great South Road, Greenlane
Auckland, Auckland 1051 New Zealand
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20030953120-174003541

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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