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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 2019

Teenage Years Toolbox course – Lower Hutt

April 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Discovery Elim Christian Centre, 148 Major Drive Kelson
Lower Hutt, Wellington 5010 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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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 2 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

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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Baby and Toddler Years Toolbox course – Palmertson North

May 1 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Venue to be advised – Palmerston North Palmerston North, Manawatu/Wanganui New Zealand + Google Map
$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 3 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 9 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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Teenage Years Toolbox course -Temuka

May 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Temuka Baptist Church, 29 Denmark Street
Temuka, Canterbury 7920 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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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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Primary Years Toolbox course – Maraetai

May 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Maraetai Beach School, (in School Staffroom) 154 Maraetai Drive
Maraetai, Auckland New Zealand
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$75.00 14 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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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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Primary Years Toolbox course – Hamilton

May 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Activate Church Hamilton, 11 Bisley Road
Enderley, Hamilton, Waikato 3214 New Zealand
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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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Primary Years Toolbox course – Tauranga

May 7 @ 7:15 pm - 9:15 pm
Tauranga Central Baptist Church, The Upper Room (Access from Cameron Road side of building)
640 Cameron Road Tauranga, Bay of Plenty 3140 New Zealand
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$75.00 14 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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Baby and Toddler Years Toolbox course – Tauranga

May 7 @ 7:15 pm - 9:15 pm
Tauranga Central Baptist Church, The Upper Room (Access from Cameron Road side of building)
640 Cameron Road Tauranga, Bay of Plenty 3140 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 – 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 – Rotorua – daytime

May 8 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Harvest Centre, 324 Malfroy Road Westbrook
Rotorua, Rotorua 3015 New Zealand
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$25.00 12 tickets left

What you will learn In six sessions, over seven 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…

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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 8 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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Teenage Years Toolbox course – Hamilton

May 8 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Activate Church Hamilton, 11 Bisley Road
Enderley, Hamilton, Waikato 3214 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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Mindful parenting – six week course

May 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Parenting Place, 300 Great South Road, Greenlane
Auckland, 1051 New Zealand
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$150 1 ticket left

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

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Baby and Toddler Years Toolbox course – Riverhead

May 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Riverhead Montessori School, 280 Riverhead Road
Riverhead, Auckland 0892 New Zealand
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What you will learn In six sessions, typically run over seven 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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Development stages and settling 4-12 months

May 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Parenting Place, 300 Great South Road
Greenlane, Auckland 1051 New Zealand
$20 13 tickets left

After four months of age, babies go through some significant changes in their development; they find their hands, learn to roll, start on solid food and increase their awake time. All this can have an effect on the ability to settle to sleep well for their parents.  Sharlene will demonstrate how settling a baby changes through these developmental changes. About the presenter Sharlene is New Zealand’s leading newborn advisor whose unique baby whispering talents are in demand world-wide.  Sharlene brings…

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Building Awesome Whanau Toolbox course – Shirley

May 9 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Te Puna Oraka Shirley Hub, 79 Briggs Road Shirley
Christchurch, Canterbury 8052 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 – Shirley

May 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:45 pm
The Shirley Hub, 64 McFaddens Road Shirley
Christchurch, Canterbury 8142 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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Circle of Security Parenting programme – seven week course

May 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Parenting Place, 300 Great South Road
Greenlane, Auckland 1051 New Zealand
$200 80 tickets left

Circle of Security with Sheridan Eketone At times all parents feel lost or without a clue about what our child might need from us. Between tears and tantrums, it can be hard to know why the small things set off big feelings.  Imagine what it might feel like if you were able to make sense of what your child was really asking from you. The Circle of Security Parenting programme is based on decades of research about how secure parent-child…

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Building Awesome Whanau Toolbox course – Manurewa – evening

May 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 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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Mums and sons

May 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
$20 27 tickets left
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Mums and sons Learn how to enjoy parenting your son and turn confrontations and battlefields into positive experiences. Coach and inspire your son to become a man with potential. Presented by John Cowan.   Book your tickets today.

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Parenting styles, personality types and the five love languages

May 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Depot, Lloyd Elsmore Park, Sir Lloyd Drive, Lloyd Elsmore Park, Pakuranga
Auckland, New Zealand
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Parenting styles, personality types and the five love languages with Joy Sluiters Helping you understand your child’s personality and how to adjust your parenting to suit. Joy gives insight into parenting styles and how to use the ‘five love languages’ to best love your children.   7.00pm - doors open 7.30pm to 9.00pm - Joy's presentation Cost: Koha Light refreshments provided Please indicate attendance on the Facebook event page. For further information please email trust@cession.org.nz Thanks to the Howick Local…

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