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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 2018

Tweens and Teens Toolbox course in Mandarin – Hillcrest – daytime

February 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Northcote Baptist Church, 67 Eban Avenue Hillcrest
Auckland, 0627 New Zealand
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$75.00

Please note that this course is being run with a Mandarin speaking facilitator with Mandarin course manuals available.   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.…

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Building Awesome Whanau Toolbox course – Te Puke

February 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Te Puke Plunket Rooms, Queen Street
Te Puke, 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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Middle Years Toolbox course – Botany

February 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Elim Christian Centre – Golflands Campus, 94 Golflands Drive
Botany, Auckland New Zealand
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$75.00

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 – Stanmore Bay

February 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
St Stephens Church Stanmore Bay, 3 Stanmore Bay Road
Stanmore Bay, Whangaparaoa New Zealand
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$75.00

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 – New Lynn

February 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Lifewise, 3131 Great North Road
New Lynn, 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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Early Years Toolbox course – Te Awamutu

February 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
St Andrews Te Awamutu, 80 Mutu Street
Te Awamutu, Waikato New Zealand
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$75.00

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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Middle Years Toolbox course – Mosgiel

February 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Elmgrove School, 74 Argyle Street
Mosgiel, Otago New Zealand
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$30.00

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 – Invercargill

February 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Kelvin Street Plunket Rooms, 132 Kelvin Street
Invercargill, New Zealand
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$75.00

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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The strong willed child

February 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Parenting Place, 300 Great South Road
Greenlane, Auckland 1051 New Zealand
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$15

What you will learn Some children are naturally compliant and others seem to fight their parents for every bit of ground. Jenny Hale presents a practical session for all those parenting strong-willed and spirited children.   Details This workshop covers the challenges in the early (0-6) and middle (6-12) years.

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Building Awesome Whanau Toolbox course – New Lynn – daytime

February 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:15 pm
Lifewise, 3131 Great North Road
New Lynn, 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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Building Awesome Whanau Toolbox course – Ngaruawahia

February 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Ngaruawahia Community House, 13 Galileo Street
Ngaruawahia, Waikato NZ
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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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Early Years Toolbox course – Te Puke – change of date

February 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Te Puke Plunket Rooms, 13 Queen Street
Te Puke, Bay of Plenty New Zealand
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$75.00

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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Early Years Toolbox course – Botany

February 25 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
St Columba Church, 480 Ti Rakau Drive, Botany
Auckland, New Zealand
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$75.00 Sold out

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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Middle Years Toolbox course – Gulf Harbour

February 26 @ 5:45 pm - 7:30 pm
Gulf Harbour School, 65 Alec Craig Way
Gulf Harbour, Auckland 0930 New Zealand
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$75.00 11 tickets left

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 – Gulf Harbour

February 26 @ 5:45 pm - 7:30 pm
Gulf Harbour School, 65 Alec Craig Way
Gulf Harbour, Auckland 0930 New Zealand
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$75.00 15 tickets left

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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Early Years Toolbox course – Omokoroa – venue to be advised

February 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Omokoroa – venue to be advised Omokoroa, Bay of Plenty New Zealand + Google Map

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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Early Years Toolbox course – Brookfield

February 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Nature’s Cove Learning Centre, 38 Millar Street
Brookfield Tauranga, Bay of Plenty New Zealand
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$75.00 10 tickets left

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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Technology Today

February 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Whakatane Baptist, 67 Keepa Road, Coastlands
Whakatane, 3191 New Zealand
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$10 200 tickets left

Parents will get the skills and confidence they need to be proactive in tackling text bullying, porn, sexting, online predators, gadget addiction and electronic gaming. Be aware of the scope and perils of this digital age, moving on past the negatives through to maximising the positives and putting safeguards in place.​ 7.00pm  - Doors open 7.30pm to 9.00pm – John's presentation

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Middle Years Toolbox course – Mellon’s Bay

February 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mellon’s Bay Primary School, 140 Mellon's Bay Road Mellon's Bay
Auckland, Auckland New Zealand
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$75.00 11 tickets left

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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March 2018

Tweens and Teens Toolbox course – Mairangi Bay

March 1 @ 5:45 pm - 8:00 pm
Rangitoto College, 564 East Coast Road
Mairangi Bay, Auckland New Zealand
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$75.00 1 ticket left

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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Middle Years Toolbox course – Matamata

March 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Matamata Bible Church, 11 Meura Street
Matamata, Waikato New Zealand
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$75.00 10 tickets left

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 – Hamilton

March 1 @ 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 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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Early Years Toolbox course – Belmont, Wellington

March 5 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
private home, Belmont, Wellington, Belmont
Wellington, New Zealand
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$75.00 1 ticket left

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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Early Years Toolbox course – Whanganui

March 6 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
303 Parent Support Centre, 303 Wicksteed Street
Wanganui, Manawatu 4500 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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Early Years Toolbox course – Lower Hutt

March 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
River of Life Centre, 774 High Street Avalon
Lower Hutt, Wellington New Zealand
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$75.00 1 ticket left

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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Intermediate Years Toolbox course – Albany – change of date

March 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Shore Community Church, 9b Piermark Drive Albany
Auckland, New Zealand
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$75.00 19 tickets left

What you will learn In six sessions over six weeks, the Intermediate 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.  This is an updated version of our Middle Years Toolbox, with a more specific age range. Please note that this course is for parents of children aged 9 - 12 years. Topics covered Session 1             Love…

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Teenage Years Toolbox course – Albany – change of date

March 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Shore Community Church, 9b Piermark Drive Albany
Auckland, New Zealand
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$75.00 20 tickets left

What you will learn In six sessions over six weeks, the Teen Years 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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Building Awesome Whanau Toolbox course – Porirua

March 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Elim Church Porirua, 11 Heriot Drive
Porirua, Wellington New Zealand
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$75.00 8 tickets left

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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Technology Today

March 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Ormiston Junior College, 285 Ormiston Road
Flatbush, Auckland New Zealand
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Free 86 tickets left
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Parents will get the skills and confidence they need to be proactive in tackling text bullying, porn, sexting, online predators, gadget addiction and electronic gaming. Be aware of the scope and perils of this digital age, moving on past the negatives through to maximising the positives and putting safeguards in place.​

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Two topics, one night – ‘Supporting children’s upset feelings’ and ‘Getting children to do as they are told’

March 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The Parenting Place, 300 Great South Road, Greenlane
Auckland, 1051 New Zealand
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$30 61 tickets left

Are you struggling to deal with your children when they are angry or upset? Is it hard to get your children to do as they are told for simple requests? Are the siblings continuously scrapping with each other? Come and spend an evening with Diane Levy to hear simple strategies that can make your parenting life easier and your children much more pleasant to live with. Topic one: supporting our children’s feelings The general Kiwi way of looking at childish tantrums is…

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Blended family success

March 10 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
The Parenting Place, 300 Great South Road
Greenlane, Auckland 1051 New Zealand
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$140 Sold out
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Blended family success A day workshop giving couples tools and strategies to equip their blended family to succeed. $140 per couple. Topics Understanding blended family dynamics and planning to succeed How to create and sustain a great couple relationship Learning effective communication and conflict resolution skills Creating a thriving environment for children Co-parenting peacefully with ex-partners Uniting your family with positive parenting strategies   What you will learn You will learn how to avoid common pitfalls, overcome the obstacles and…

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Tweens and Teens Toolbox course – Pukekohe

March 11 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Hope Unlimited Trust, 14 Harrington Avenue
Pukekohe, 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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Tools for engaging cooperation

March 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Parenting Place, 300 Great South Road
Greenlane, Auckland 1051 New Zealand
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$15 93 tickets left
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About Tools for engaging cooperation 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.  

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Marriage: the early years

March 17 @ 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
The Parenting Place, 300 Great South Road, Greenlane
Auckland, 1051 New Zealand
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$195 11 tickets left
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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 a collection of marriage 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 and growing in…

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Early Years Toolbox course – Rolleston – change of date

March 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Generation House, 646 Springston-Rolleston Road
Rolleston, Canterbury New Zealand
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$75.00 8 tickets left

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 –…

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