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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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September 2017

Building Awesome Whānau Toolbox Facilitator training – Christchurch

September 26 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Venue to be advised,
Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand
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As the latest addition to Toolbox, Building Awesome Whānau is pretty special. Drawing on the wisdom of Māori ways of being, doing and knowing – and bringing them together with the best of Toolbox – we’ve sought to create a resource that reflects this remarkable country of ours, and in doing so, serves all of it’s people. Facilitator Training consists of: Complete facilitator application. (This must be completed prior to the two day training.) Two day training event. This includes…

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Early Years Toolbox course – Tapanui

September 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Kidzway Early Learning Centre,
22 Northumberland Street
Tapanui, West Otago 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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$15

The Early Years last forever

September 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Parenting Place,
300 Great South Road, Greenlane
Auckland, 1051 New Zealand
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Parenting Place are pleased to invite you to a Brainwave Trust seminar on understanding the importance of the Early Years. The evidence shows you how your consistent, responsive, loving care through this time may shape a child’s brain and build a foundation for future learning, health and behaviour. Participants will be given information that is likely to – affirm much of what you are already doing; encourage you to do some things differently; and, perhaps challenge some of the ways…

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Building Awesome Whānau Update

September 29 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
The Parenting Place,
300 Great South Road
Greenlane, Auckland 1051 New Zealand
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At Parenting Place, we want whānau to have the best experience possible with ‘Building Awesome Whānau’, and we know that our Facilitators are the secret ingredients that help make that happen. Over the past few months, we have developed a new training model and made some significant enhancements to our training process so that our Facilitators will be equipped with the confidence, skills and knowledge necessary to give whānau that awesome experience they hope for. We need you, our existing…

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$195

Marriage: the early years

September 30 @ 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
The Parenting Place,
300 Great South Road
Greenlane, 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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October 2017
$75.00

Building Awesome Whanau Toolbox course – Whakatu

October 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Whakatu Hall,
Station Road
Whakatu, Hawkes Bay 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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$60

Babysitting training for teenagers

October 14 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
The Parenting Place,
300 Great South Road
Greenlane, Auckland 1051 New Zealand
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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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$75.00

Middle Years Toolbox course – Albany

October 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Shore Community Church,
9b Piermark Drive Albany
Auckland, New Zealand
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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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$75.00

Early Years Toolbox course – Albany

October 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Shore Community Church,
9b Piermark Drive Albany
Auckland, 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

Early Years Toolbox course – Stanmore Bay

October 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
St Stephens Church Stanmore Bay,
3 Stanmore Bay Road
Stanmore Bay, Whangaparaoa 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 – Horsham Downs

October 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Horsham Downs Community Church,
10 Martin Lane Horsham Downs
Hamilton, Hamilton New Zealand
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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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Early Years Toolbox course – New Lynn

October 16 @ 7:00 pm - November 20 @ 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 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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$20.00

Tweens and Teens Toolbox course – Bishopdale

October 16 @ 7:15 pm - 9:15 pm
Bishopdale Seventh Day Adventist Church,
74 Breens Road Bishopdale
Christchurch, Canterbury 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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$75.00

Early Years Toolbox course – Island Bay

October 16 @ 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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Building Awesome Whanau Toolbox course – Invercargill

October 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Lindisfarne Kindergarten,
34 Mitchell Street Richmond
Invercargill, Southland 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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$75.00

Tweens and Teens Toolbox course – Kilbirnie

October 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Kilbirnie Plunket Rooms,
620 Evans Bay Parade
Kilbirnie, Wellington
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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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Middle Years Toolbox course – Christchurch

October 17 @ 7:00 pm - November 21 @ 9:30 pm
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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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Building Awesome Whanau Toolbox course – New Lynn

October 17 @ 7:00 pm - November 21 @ 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, 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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Drugs, sex and technology with John Cowan

October 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Macleans College,
Macleans Rd, Bucklands Beach
Auckland, New Zealand
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Some things are very awkward to talk to your kids about: drugs, sex, alcohol, sexting, porn, bullying, dating… but they are too important to ignore. This fun and provocative presentation will tackle the topics you would rather not. For the parents of children 11 + Macleans College, Macleans Rd, Bucklands Beach. 7.00pm  - Doors open 7.30pm to 9.00pm – John’s presentation For further information please contact Sarah Milne at sarah.milne@macleans.school.nz or phone 535 2620 ext 824

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$75.00

Middle Years Toolbox course – Botany

October 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Elim Christian College Junior Campus,
94 Golfland Drive
Botany, Auckland New Zealand
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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 – New Lynn

October 18 @ 7:00 pm - November 22 @ 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 – Opawa

October 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Opawa Community Church,
158 Opawa Road Opawa
Christchurch, Canterbury 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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Middle Years Toolbox course – Ashburton

October 18 @ 7:30 pm - November 22 @ 9:30 pm
Ashburton Baptist Church,
Corner of Cass and Havelock Street
Ashburton, Canterbury New Zealand
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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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Building Awesome Whanau Toolbox course – Papamoa

October 19 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Papamoa Family Services,
35E Hartford Avenue (opposite the playground)
Papamoa, Bay of Plenty 3118 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 – Invercargill – daytime

October 19 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Newfield Kindergarten,
150 Centre Street Heidelberg
Invercargill, Southland 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 – New Lynn

October 19 @ 10:00 am - November 23 @ 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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$150

Making sense of anxiety in children – 4 week workshop

October 19 @ 7:00 pm - November 9 @ 9:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until 9 November 2017
The Parenting Place,
300 Great South Road, Greenlane
Auckland, 1051 New Zealand
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Anxiety in children is reaching epidemic proportions, as one of the most common diagnoses in children. Anxiety takes many forms, including obsessions, compulsions, phobias, and panic. Various hand-me-down strategies from adult therapy attempt to address this age-old problem. But anxiety begs for an explanation in order to arrive at a solution that addresses the roots, not just manages the symptoms. This course will give insight and understanding to parents of children exhibiting anxiety based behaviours and helps give you ideas on how…

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$75.00

Tweens and Teens Toolbox course – Howick – exclusively for parents of pupils at Macleans College

October 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Macleans College (Language Academy),
19 Wellington Street
Howick, Auckland New Zealand
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Please note that this course is offered exclusively to the parents of pupils at Macleans College. 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…

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$75.00

Tweens and Teens Toolbox course – Howick – for Mandarin speaking parents of children at Macleans College

October 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Macleans College (Language Academy),
19 Wellington Street
Howick, Auckland New Zealand
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Please note that this course is a Mandarin speaking course exclusively for parents of children at Macleans College 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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$75.00

Early Years Toolbox course – Matamata

October 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Matamata Bible Church,
11 Meura Street
Matamata, Waikato 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

Tweens and Teens Toolbox course – Hastings

October 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
venue to be advised – Hastings area,
Hastings, Hawkes Bay 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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Discipline without shouting, force or fluster with John Cowan

October 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Casa Montessori Preschool,
1 Larch St, Avondale
Auckland , 0600 New Zealand
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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. Light refreshments provided. 6.00pm – Doors open 7.00pm to 8.30pm – John’s presentation For further information and to RSVP please contact info@casamontessori.co.nz or phone 09 828 4967. Kindly sponsored by Casa Montessori Preschool.

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Tweens and Teens Toolbox course – Invercargill

October 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
James Hargest College Junior Campus Library,
6 Layard Street
Invercargill, Southland 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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$75.00

Early Years Toolbox course – Rolleston

October 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Generation House,
646 Springston-Rolleston Road
Rolleston, Canterbury 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

Early Years Toolbox course – Otorohanga – daytime

October 24 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Otorohanga Baptist Church,
Ranfurly Street
Otorohanga, Waikato 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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