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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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December 2018

SOLD OUT – Childminder’s certificate for teenagers

December 17 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Parenting Place, 300 Great South Road, Greenlane
Auckland, 1051 New Zealand
$50 32 tickets left

Childminder's certificate for teenagers 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.  

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February 2019

Practical Parenting Antenatal course

2 February 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Parenting Place, 300 Great South Road
Greenlane, Auckland 1051 New Zealand
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$200 87 tickets left

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 counselor, this course is designed to prepare you and your family for birth and beyond. As you would expect from an antenatal course, half the sessions…

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Building Awesome Whanau Toolbox course – Clendon, Manurewa – morning

5 February 2019 @ 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 – daytime

5 February 2019 @ 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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Babysitting Training for Teenagers

8 February 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
All Saints’ Community Centre, 30 Cook Street
Howick, Auckland, New Zealand
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$50 56 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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Baby and Toddler Years Toolbox course – Rotorua – daytime

12 February 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Children’s Library Hub Rotorua, Haupapa Street
Rotorua Central, Rotorua 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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Baby and Toddler Years Toolbox course – Morrinsville

12 February 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Morrinsville Baptist Church – upstairs lounge, 56 Moorhouse Street
Morrinsville, Waikato 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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Building Awesome Whanau Toolbox course – Manurewa – morning

13 February 2019 @ 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

13 February 2019 @ 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

13 February 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Westmere Primary School, 81 Garnet Road
Westmere, Auckland 1022 New Zealand
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$75.00 10 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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Mindful parenting – six week course

13 February 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Parenting Place, 300 Great South Road, Greenlane
Auckland, 1051 New Zealand
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$150 23 tickets 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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Building Awesome Whanau Toolbox course – Manurewa

14 February 2019 @ 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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Baby and Toddler Years Toolbox course – Pakuranga

15 February 2019 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Pakuranga Baptist Church, 219 Ti Rakau Drive (Entry 2 off Freemantle Place)
Pakuranga, Auckland 2010 New Zealand
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$75.00 10 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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Baby and Toddler Years Toolbox course – Albany – daytime

15 February 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Shore Community Church Hub, 9b Piermark Drive Albany
Auckland, 0632 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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Tī Kōuka – Christchurch (February 2019)

15 February 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 17 February 2019 @ 2:30 pm
Living Springs Camp and Conference Centre, 218 Bamfords Road, Allandale
Christchurch, 8971 New Zealand
$100 37 tickets left

Parenting Place is pleased to bring you Tī Kōuka - the ultimate adventure weekend for parents and their pre-teens. Most of us don't look forward to talking about self esteem, technology, drugs, alcohol or puberty with our kids. We know it’s really important, but it's difficult to find the right moment, or even know where to start. This is what Tī Kōuka is all about. You make the time, and we create the space, start the conversation, and give you…

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Baby and Toddler Years Toolbox course – New Lynn

18 February 2019 @ 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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Intermediate Years Toolbox course – Greenlane

18 February 2019 @ 7:15 pm - 9:30 pm
Parenting Place, 300 Great South Road
Greenlane, Auckland 1051 New Zealand
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$75.00 7 tickets left

What you will learn In six sessions, typically run over six weeks, the Intermediate years Toolbox will support you to develop a strong and loving bond with your child, and to stay connected as they head towards the teen 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 replaces the Tween material in our previous Tweens and…

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Teenage Years Toolbox course – Greenlane

18 February 2019 @ 7:15 pm - 9:30 pm
Parenting Place, 300 Great South Road
Greenlane, Auckland 1051 New Zealand
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$75.00 2 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 – Matua

19 February 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Matua Community Baptist Church, 1 Warrington Street Matua
Tauranga, Bay of Plenty 3110 New Zealand
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$75.00 11 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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Baby and Toddler Years Toolbox course – Hamilton

19 February 2019 @ 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 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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Intermediate Years Toolbox course – Tauranga

19 February 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tauranga Central Baptist, The Upper Room (Access from Cameron Road side of building)
640 Cameron Road Tauranga, Bay of Plenty New Zealand
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$75.00 12 tickets left

What you will learn In six sessions, typically run over six weeks, the Intermediate years Toolbox will support you to develop a strong and loving bond with your child, and to stay connected as they head towards the teen 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 replaces the Tween material in our previous Tweens and…

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Building Awesome Whanau Toolbox course – New Lynn

19 February 2019 @ 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, 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 – Greenlane

19 February 2019 @ 7:15 pm - 9:30 pm
Parenting Place, 300 Great South Road
Greenlane, Auckland 1051 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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Baby and Toddler Years Toolbox course – Greenlane

19 February 2019 @ 7:15 pm - 9:30 pm
Parenting Place, 300 Great South Road
Greenlane, Auckland 1051 New Zealand
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$75.00 11 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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Primary Years Toolbox course – Botany

20 February 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Elim Christian College Golflands Campus, 94 Golflands Drive
Golflands, Auckland 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 – New Lynn

20 February 2019 @ 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 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 – Rolleston

21 February 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Rolleston Christian School, 571 Springston Rolleston Road
Rolleston Christchurch, Canterbury 7614 New Zealand
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$75.00 10 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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The strong willed child

21 February 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Parenting Place, 300 Great South Road
Greenlane, Auckland 1051 New Zealand
$20 92 tickets left

The strong willed child 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. This workshop covers the challenges of children 0 - 12 years.   Get your tickets today!

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Baby and Toddler Years Toolbox course – Whangarei – afternoon

24 February 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Whangarei Central Baptist, 200 Bank Street
Whangarei, Northland 0140 New Zealand
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$75.00 15 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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Primary Years Toolbox course – Mellon’s Bay

25 February 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Mellon’s Bay Primary School, 140 Mellon's Bay Road Mellon's Bay
Auckland, Auckland New Zealand
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$75.00 10 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 – Mairangi Bay

27 February 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Rangitoto College, 564 East Coast Road
Mairangi Bay, 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 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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Development stages and settling (4-12 months)

28 February 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Parenting Place, 300 Great South Road
Greenlane, Auckland 1051 New Zealand
$20 30 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 Poole will demonstrate how settling a baby changes through these developmental changes. Sharlene is New Zealand’s leading newborn advisor whose unique baby whispering talents are in demand world-wide.  Sharlene brings an air…

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Raising happy, confident and resilient children

28 February 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Parenting Place, 300 Great South Road, Greenlane
Auckland, 1051 New Zealand
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$20 100 tickets left

Resilient, confident children deflect trouble, resist pressure, handle stress and recover from setbacks and trauma. All children can be helped to tackle life’s ups and downs so they can grow with a ‘can-do’ attitude. Discover the key ingredients required to help children develop those sought-after qualities.​   Presented by John Cowan, this workshop is for parents of children 2-12 years old. Book your tickets today!

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March 2019

Primary Years Toolbox course – Bucklands Beach

5 March 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pigeon Mountain Primary, 22 Wells Road
Bucklands Beach, Auckland New Zealand
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$75.00 10 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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Baby and Toddler Years Toolbox course – Mairangi Bay

5 March 2019 @ 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 16 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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