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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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March 2017
$10 - $15

Technology Today with John Cowan

March 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Street City Church,
9 Hania Street, Mount Victoria
Wellington, New Zealand
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Technology Today - John Cowan

What you will learn 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 – 9.00pm John’s presentation…

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$15

Building great relationships

March 29 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Parenting Place,
300 Great South Road, Greenlane
Auckland, Auckland 1051 New Zealand
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Building Great Relationships - John Cowan

Strong families need couples who can work together to build a life for themselves and their children.  If the parents’ relationship is strengthened, it will help build a secure and healthy family.   What you will learn This event presented by John and Naomi Cowan will give you practical ideas to make your life together stronger and happier, including tips to get unstuck from old patterns.  Whether your relationship is shaky or rock-solid, married or more informal, this entertaining evening…

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Building awesome teenagers with Pio Terei

March 31 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mountainview Vineyard Complex,
Orlando Street South
Stratford, Taranaki , 4332 New Zealand
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Proudly presented by St Mary’s Diocesan School Stratford PTA   Presentation includes • Solid foundations are made up of love and values • Develop a positive atmosphere in the house • Giving kids confidence and resilience to problem solve   Details Limited tickets. $20 per person, available from: St Mary’s Diocesan School, Broadway, Stratford Ph: 06 765 5333 Email: office@stmarysstratford.school.nz and Paper Plus Stratford, New Plymouth & Hawera

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April 2017

Tools for engaging cooperation and managing challenging behaviour

April 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
St Luke’s Kindergarten,
130 Remuera Road, Remuera
Auckland, 1050 New Zealand
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Tools for Engaging Cooperation - Jenny Hale

About Creating a positive family atmosphere takes effort, but saves energy in the long run. As harmony increases in your home, there will be fewer battles to get the cooperation you need. Learn how to keep cooperation levels high, diffuse constant confrontations and get on top of challenging behaviour   Details 7.00pm doors open for light refreshments 7.30 – 9.00pm Jenny’s presentation Ticket sales through St Luke’s Kindergarten, phone 520 0114, tickets are $10 per person or $15 for a…

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$75.00

Building Awesome Whanau Toolbox course – Glen Eden

April 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:15 pm
Glen Eden Baptist Church,
97 Glendale Road Glen Eden
Auckland, 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.   Topics covered Session 1 – Laying the foundations – building your family on aroha Session 2 – Parents are the roof! Protecting your whānau Session 3 – The walls…

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$195

Marriage: the early years

April 8 @ 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
The Parenting Place,
300 Great South Road, Greenlane
Auckland, Auckland 1051 New Zealand
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About Marriage: the early years The first two years of marriage can be surprisingly difficult to navigate. That’s why Matt and Belinda Stott have brought together an arsenal of marriage hot tips and insights to create Marriage: the early years. In Marriage: the early years, Matt and Belinda will provide tools to help pre-marrieds and newly-weds develop an incredible foundation for a life-long marriage. Themes will include: dealing with a couples’ many and varied differences, communication masterclass, understanding and managing emotions…

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Parenting styles, personality types and 5 love languages

April 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Chrysalis Early Learning Centre,
1 Jomac Place, Avondale
Auckland, 1026 New Zealand
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Parenting styles - Joy

What you will learn What works for one child might not work that well with another. This seminar helps parents to understand their child’s personality and adjust our parenting to suit. It also gives insights into our parenting style and how to use the ‘love languages’ – the incredibly useful set of insights that helps us love our children (and anyone else we want to love!) in amazingly effective ways.   Details This is a free community event. 10.00am –…

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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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$40

School holiday babysitter course

April 28 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
The Parenting Place,
300 Great South Road, Greenlane
Auckland, Auckland 1051 New Zealand
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Babysitters - Joy and Sarah

Part 1 – The babysitter that get booked with 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. Part 2 – First aid for babysitters with Sarah Thompson A concise First Aid course specifically designed for babysitters, covering child safety and accident prevention, life saving techniques and emergency first aid.

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May 2017
$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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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 - $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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$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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$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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$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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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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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

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

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

Early Years Toolbox course – Birkdale

May 15 @ 9:30 am - 11:45 am
Birkdale Community House,
134 Birkdale Road
Birkdale, 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 –…

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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

Tweens and Teens Toolbox – Birkdale

May 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Birkdale Community House,
134 Birkdale Road
Birkdale, Auckland 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 best…

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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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Middle Years Toolbox course – Modbury North

May 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Clovercrest Baptist Church,
2 Famechon Crescent
Modbury North, South Australia 5092 Australia
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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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Tweens and Teens Toolbox course – St Albans

May 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
St Albans Baptist Church,
64 McFaddens RoadSt Albans
Christchurch, Canterbury
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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 best…

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$5

Discipline without shouting, force or fluster

May 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Stanmore Bay Primary School,
30 Waiora Road, Whangaparaoa
Auckland, New Zealand
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Discipline without force - John Cowan

What you will learn 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.   Details Cost is $5 per person. 7.00pm – Doors open 7.30pm to 9.00pm – John’s presentation For tickets please see below, go to the school website, the school office, or there will be door sales…

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$75.00

Early Years Toolbox course – Greenlane (Tuesday pm)

May 16 @ 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 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 – Greenlane (Tuesday pm)

May 16 @ 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 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 – Greenlane (Tuesday pm)

May 16 @ 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 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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