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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 2019

Baby and Toddler Years Toolbox course – Burnside

March 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Burnside Elim Community Church, 193 Grahams Road, Burnside
Christchurch, Canterbury 8053 New Zealand
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$75.00

What you will learn In six sessions, the Baby and Toddler years Toolbox will support you to develop a strong and loving bond with your child, and lay some good foundations for the rest of their lives. The Baby and Toddler years Toolbox covers a range of topics, including the importance of love and connection, different parenting styles, understanding your child and their big feelings, discipline, boundaries, play and lots more. This course is a new version of our former…

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Discipline without shouting, force or fluster

March 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
WITT, Block B Room 303, Bell St
Welbourn, New Plymouth, New Zealand
$20 10 tickets left

Discipline without shouting, force or fluster - with Joy Sluiters 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.​   6.00pm - doors open 6.30pm to 8.00pm - Joy's presentation  

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Primary Years Toolbox course – Kaiapoi

March 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Kaiapoi Service Centre, 24 Sewell Street
Kaiapoi, Canterbury 7630 New Zealand
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$75.00

What you will learn In six sessions, the Primary years Toolbox will support you to develop a strong and loving bond with your child, and build your confidence as a parent/caregiver. This Toolbox covers a range of topics, including the importance of love and connection, different parenting styles, understanding your child and their big feelings, discipline, boundaries, play and lots more. This is a new and more specific version of our former Middle Years Toolbox.  This course is aimed specifically…

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Who’s the boss?

March 26 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Panama Road School, 139 Panama Road, Mt Wellington
Auckland, New Zealand
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Nick Tuitasi will teach you about how to encourage positive family dynamics including the following topics – love languages, encouragement, communication and family time.   6.15pm: Doors open with refreshments 6.30pm to 7.30pm: Nick's presentation   Please RSVP to Elisabeth Price on 09 276 8508 or email elisabethp@panamard.school.nz   For further information please contact Elisabeth Price (details above).    

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Discipline without shouting, force or fluster

March 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Pukeoware Hall, Bald Hill Road
Waiuku, New Zealand
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$10 66 tickets left

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. Presented by John Cowan.   6.30pm - Doors open 7.00pm to 8.30pm – John's presentation   Kindly sponsored by New Zealand Steel and Waiuku Family Support   For further information please contact admin@waiukufamilysupport.co.nz or phone 09 235…

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Teenage Years Toolbox course – Kilbirnie – postponed to term 2

March 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Evans Bay Intermediate School, 14 Kemp Street
Kilbirnie, Wellington 6022 New Zealand
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$75.00

Please note that this course has been postponed until term 2 What you will learn In six sessions, the Teenage years Toolbox will support you on your journey of letting go and handing over some of the controls as your young person learns to fly solo.  Although the teen years can be challenging, they can also be some of the best years of your life – and theirs! Toolbox covers a range of topics, including the importance of love and…

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CANCELLED: Baby led feeding

March 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Parenting Place, 300 Great South Road
Greenlane, Auckland 1051 New Zealand
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$25

Baby led feeding with Rachael Wilson and Lorren Hawkins Raise a mindful and competent eater from the first bite. Whether you choose to follow a traditional weaning approach or want to know how to do baby led weaning safely, or combine the two methods, this is the workshop for you.   We will have lots of practical tips and research based advice on how to help your child develop a positive relationship with food and their body from the first…

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Raising happy, confident and resilient children

March 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Kaurilands School, 109 Atkinson Road
Titirangi, New Zealand
$20 85 tickets left

Raising happy, confident and resilient children with John Cowan Confident, resilient children deflect trouble, resist pressure, handle stress and recover from setbacks. All children can be helped to tackle life and grow up to have a ‘can-do’ attitude.   7.00pm: Doors open 7.30pm to 9.00pm: John's presentation   $20 per ticket or 2 for $30. Includes drink upon arrival   For further information please email xanthesmythe@gmail.com or phone 021 056 2110

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Primary Years Toolbox course – Russley – daytime

March 28 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Russley Primary School, 75 Cutts Road Russley
Christchurch, Canterbury 8042 New Zealand
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$75.00 12 tickets left

What you will learn In six sessions, typically run over six weeks, the Primary years Toolbox will support you to develop a strong and loving bond with your child, and build your confidence as a parent/caregiver. This Toolbox covers a range of topics, including the importance of love and connection, different parenting styles, understanding your child and their big feelings, discipline, boundaries, play and lots more. This is a new and more specific version of our former Middle Years Toolbox.…

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Positive parenting – hardwiring our brains to build and celebrate character strengths

March 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Parenting Place, 300 Great South Road
Greenlane, Auckland 1051 New Zealand
$20 77 tickets left

Positive parenting - hardwiring our brains to build and celebrate character strengths Why do we always see what's wrong in the world rather than what's right?  How do we connect our children to the values we see as important? How do we build simple family traditions that bring us closer together? In a world where bad news sells, and our kids are more connected to devices than to us, it is refreshing to know that there are some minor tweaks,…

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April 2019

Baby and Toddler Years Toolbox course – Ashburton

April 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
$30.00 2 tickets left

What you will learn In six sessions, typically run over six weeks, the Baby and Toddler years Toolbox will support you to develop a strong and loving bond with your child, and lay some good foundations for the rest of their lives. The Baby and Toddler years Toolbox covers a range of topics, including the importance of love and connection, different parenting styles, understanding your child and their big feelings, discipline, boundaries, play and lots more. This course is a…

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The perfectionist child

April 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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$20 51 tickets left

The perfectionist child If you are faced with a child who insists on things being done in a certain way, who hates making mistakes or being corrected, is reluctant to try new things in case they get it wrong and who loses the plot over minor issues – this workshop, presented by Jenny Hale, will give you some new insights and ways to help your child.   For parents of children 2-12 years old. Book your tickets today!    

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Practical Parenting Antenatal course

April 6 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Parenting Place, 300 Great South Road
Greenlane, Auckland 1051 New Zealand
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$200 85 tickets left

About Practical Parenting Antenatal We spend 50% of the time talking about the birthing experience, and 50% of the time talking about AFTER the baby comes. All the information you really need to know. A holistic antenatal course preparing you for the arrival of your tiny human. The only antenatal course run by a registered midwife and mental/relational health counsellor, this course is designed to prepare you and your family for birth and beyond. As you would expect from an antenatal course, half the…

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Baby and Toddler Years Toolbox course – Mairangi Bay

April 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Small Fries Childcare Centre, 540 E East Coast Road Windsor Park
Mairangi Bay, Auckland 0630 New Zealand
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$75.00 14 tickets left

What you will learn In six sessions, typically run over six weeks, the Baby and Toddler years Toolbox will support you to develop a strong and loving bond with your child, and lay some good foundations for the rest of their lives. The Baby and Toddler years Toolbox covers a range of topics, including the importance of love and connection, different parenting styles, understanding your child and their big feelings, discipline, boundaries, play and lots more. This course is a…

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Tweens to teens

April 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Lakeside Presbyterian Church, 112 Te Anau Terrace
Te Anau, New Zealand

Tweens to teens with Christian Gallen Get the insights that you need to help your child to positively navigate the changes of adolescence. Young people live in a world of change that includes, changing thoughts, changing feelings, changing connections and changing bodies. This is a time to reinforce the foundation that your relationships with your child are built on. Christian Gallen offers insight into your young person’s world as well as practical tips to help guide them on their journey.…

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Fights, feelings and other F words

April 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Parenting Place, 300 Great South Road
Greenlane, Auckland 1051 New Zealand
$25 88 tickets left

Fights, feelings and other F words We get it, parenting isn’t easy. There are fights, big feelings, frustrations and other F words. Our Family Coaches have seen it all, and have collected their most helpful ideas and insights into a seminar for every parent dealing with the frustrations of everyday parenting.   Doors open at 6.30pm with supper and hot drinks. Tickets are limited so get yours today!

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Tricky Teens

April 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Lakeside Presbyterian Church, 112 Te Anau Terrace
Te Anau, New Zealand

Tricky teens - Christian Gallen A practical session where you’ll pick up a range of strategies to strengthen your relationship with your teenager and increase your confidence and effectiveness as a parent of a teen.   $5 koha appreciated. Doors open from 7.15pm.    Please RSVP to Lakeside Presbyterian Church. For further information please contact lakesidechurch@xtra.co.nz or phone 03 2497174.   Kindly sponsored by Lakeside Presbyterian Church and Southern Presbyterians

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Babysitting Training for Teenagers

April 12 @ 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
All Saints’ Community Centre, 30 Cook Street
Howick, Auckland, New Zealand
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$50 52 tickets left

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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Childminder’s certificate for teenagers

April 24 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Parenting Place, 300 Great South Road, Greenlane
Auckland, 1051 New Zealand
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$50 23 tickets left

Become a safe, reliable and fun childminder that every parent will trust and want to book again. This workshop will cover practical advice on how to establish your business, information on developmental needs for children, ideas for play and first aid. Presented by Joy Sluiters and Sarah Thompson.   For 13-17 year olds. Places are limited. 10.30am to 12.00pm – The childminder that gets booked – Joy Sluiters 12.00am to 1.00pm – Lunch break 1.00pm to 2.30pm - First aid…

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Babysitter’s certificate for teenagers

April 26 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Highbury Community House, 110 Hinemoa St
Birkenhead, Auckland 0626 New Zealand

Babysitter's certificate for teenagers Become a safe, reliable and fun babysitter that every parent will trust and want to book again. This workshop will cover practical advice on how to establish your business, information on developmental needs for children, ideas for play and first aid. Presented by Joy Sluiters and Sarah Thompson.   Ticket sales available through: admin@highburyhouse.org.nz   For further information please phone Highbury House on 09 480 5279   For 13-17 year olds. Places are limited.  

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Baby and Toddler Years Toolbox course – New Lynn

April 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Lifewise, 3131 Great North Road (opposite Bunnings)
New Lynn, Auckland 0600 New Zealand
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What you will learn In six sessions, typically run over six weeks, the Baby and Toddler years Toolbox will support you to develop a strong and loving bond with your child, and lay some good foundations for the rest of their lives. The Baby and Toddler years Toolbox covers a range of topics, including the importance of love and connection, different parenting styles, understanding your child and their big feelings, discipline, boundaries, play and lots more. This course is a…

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Building Awesome Whanau Toolbox course – New Lynn

April 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Lifewise Family Services, 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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May 2019

Baby and Toddler Years Toolbox course – Cromwell

May 1 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Cromwell Presbyterian Church, 10 Elspeth Street
Cromwell, Otago 9310 New Zealand
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$75.00 12 tickets left

What you will learn In six sessions, typically run over six weeks, the Baby and Toddler years Toolbox will support you to develop a strong and loving bond with your child, and lay some good foundations for the rest of their lives. The Baby and Toddler years Toolbox covers a range of topics, including the importance of love and connection, different parenting styles, understanding your child and their big feelings, discipline, boundaries, play and lots more. This course is a…

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Tweens and Teens Toolbox course – New Lynn

May 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Lifewise, 3131 Great North Road (opposite Bunnings)
New Lynn, Auckland 0600 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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Teenage Years Toolbox course – Mataura

May 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hope House, 97 Main Street (house next to Mataura Christian Centre)
Mataura, Southland 9712 New Zealand
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$75.00 12 tickets left

What you will learn In six sessions, typically run over six weeks, the Teen years Toolbox will support you on your journey of letting go and handing over some of the controls as your young person learns to fly solo.  Although the teen years can be challenging, they can also be some of the best years of your life – and theirs! Toolbox covers a range of topics, including the importance of love and connection, different parenting styles, understanding your…

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Building Awesome Whanau Toolbox course – New Lynn – daytime

May 2 @ 10:00 am - 12:15 pm
Lifewise, 3131 Great North Road (opposite Bunnings)
New Lynn, Auckland 0600 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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Marriage – the early years

May 4 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Parenting Place, 300 Great South Road
Greenlane, Auckland 1051 New Zealand
$175 7 tickets left
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Matt and Belinda Stott present 'Marriage - the early years' brought to you by Parenting Place. 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 intimacy. Expect to learn a lot!   About the presenters With more than a decade of experience as a counsellor working with young adults, Belinda…

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Primary Years Toolbox course – Laingholm

May 4 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Laingholm Baptist Church, 1 Victory Road
Laingholm, Auckland 0604 New Zealand
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$75.00 12 tickets left

What you will learn In six sessions, typically run over six weeks, (in this case on two different days) the Primary years Toolbox will support you to develop a strong and loving bond with your child, and build your confidence as a parent/caregiver. This Toolbox covers a range of topics, including the importance of love and connection, different parenting styles, understanding your child and their big feelings, discipline, boundaries, play and lots more. This is a new and more specific…

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Primary Years Toolbox course – One Tree Point

May 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lifepoint Church One Tree Point, 300 One Tree Point Road
One Tree Point, Whangarei, Northland 0118 New Zealand
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$75.00 12 tickets left

What you will learn In six sessions, typically run over six weeks, the Primary years Toolbox will support you to develop a strong and loving bond with your child, and build your confidence as a parent/caregiver. This Toolbox covers a range of topics, including the importance of love and connection, different parenting styles, understanding your child and their big feelings, discipline, boundaries, play and lots more. This is a new and more specific version of our Middle Years Toolbox.  This…

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Primary Years Toolbox course – Wanaka

May 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
$75.00 12 tickets left

What you will learn In six sessions, typically run over six weeks, the Primary years Toolbox will support you to develop a strong and loving bond with your child, and build your confidence as a parent/caregiver. This Toolbox covers a range of topics, including the importance of love and connection, different parenting styles, understanding your child and their big feelings, discipline, boundaries, play and lots more. This is a new and more specific version of our Middle Years Toolbox.  This…

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Building Awesome Whanau Toolbox course – Clendon – morning

May 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Clendon Community House, 60 Maplesden Drive
Clendon, Auckland 2103 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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Teenage Years Toolbox course – Manurewa – afternoon

May 7 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Iosis, 112c Russell Road
Manurewa, Auckland 2102 New Zealand
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What you will learn In six sessions, typically run over six weeks, the Teen years Toolbox will support you on your journey of letting go and handing over some of the controls as your young person learns to fly solo.  Although the teen years can be challenging, they can also be some of the best years of your life – and theirs! Toolbox covers a range of topics, including the importance of love and connection, different parenting styles, understanding your…

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Building Awesome Whanau Toolbox course – Manurewa – morning

May 8 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Iosis, 112c Russell Road
Manurewa, Auckland 2102 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 – Manurewa – afternoon

May 8 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Iosis, 112c Russell Road
Manurewa, Auckland 2102 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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Primary Years Toolbox course – Westmere

May 8 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Westmere Primary School, 81 Garnet Road
Westmere, Auckland 1022 New Zealand
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$75.00 13 tickets left

What you will learn In six sessions, typically run over six weeks, the Primary years Toolbox will support you to develop a strong and loving bond with your child, and build your confidence as a parent/caregiver. This Toolbox covers a range of topics, including the importance of love and connection, different parenting styles, understanding your child and their big feelings, discipline, boundaries, play and lots more. This is a new and more specific version of our former Middle Years Toolbox.…

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