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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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May 2018

Primary Years Toolbox course – Kaiapoi

May 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Rivertown Cafe, 77 Williams Street Kaiapoi
Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand
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$30.00

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 – Forrest Hill

May 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Forrest Hill Presbyterian Church, 151 Forrest Hill Road, Forrest Hill
Auckland, 0620 New Zealand
$75.00

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 – Cambridge

May 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Raleigh Street Christian Centre, 24 Raleigh Street Leamington
Cambridge, Waikato New Zealand
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$75.00

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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Intermediate Years Toolbox course – Greenlane – Monday evening

May 21 @ 7:15 pm - 9:30 pm
The Parenting Place, 300 Great South Road
Greenlane, Auckland 1051 New Zealand
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$75.00

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 – Parklands

May 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Parklands Baptist Community Church, 180 Queenspark Drive, Parklands
Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand
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$75.00

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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Teenage Years Toolbox course – Lyall Bay – cancelled

May 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
private venue – Lyall Bay, Lyall Bay
Wellington, New Zealand
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$75.00

Please note that this course is cancelled but phone or email the course contact for alternative course information. In six sessions, over seven 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,…

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Baby and Toddler Years Toolbox course – Rotorua

May 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Children’s Library Hub Rotorua, Haupapa Street
Rotorua Central, Rotorua 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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Teenage Years Toolbox course – Flatbush

May 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ormiston Junior College, 285 Ormiston Road
Flatbush, Auckland New Zealand
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$75.00

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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Mandarin Middle Years Toolbox – Bucklands Beach – change of date

May 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pigeon Mountain Primary, 22 Wells Road
Bucklands Beach, Auckland New Zealand
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$75.00 12 tickets left

Please note that this course will be run by a Mandarin speaking facilitator with Mandarin course manuals available.   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.   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…

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Teenage Years Toolbox course – Hastings

May 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
private venue – Frimley Hastings, Hawkes Bay New Zealand + Google Map

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 – Albany

May 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Upper Harbour Primary School, 140 Kyle Road
Chester Park, Albany, Auckland New Zealand
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$75.00

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 – Greenlane – Tuesday evening

May 22 @ 7:15 pm - 9:30 pm
The Parenting Place, 300 Great South Road
Greenlane, Auckland 1051 New Zealand
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$75.00 1 ticket 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 – Greenlane – Tuesday evening

May 22 @ 7:15 pm - 9:30 pm
The Parenting Place, 300 Great South Road
Greenlane, Auckland 1051 New Zealand
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$75.00 Sold out

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 – Te Awamutu – daytime

May 23 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
St Andrews Te Awamutu, 80 Mutu Street
Te Awamutu, Waikato New Zealand
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$75.00 10 tickets left

What you will learn In six sessions, over six weeks, this course is packed full of ideas, positive stories from parents still on the journey with their own tamariki and useful resources to help you build a great future for your whānau. The activities in this course cover tamariki aged 0–12 years.  You are the most important person to your tamariki.  Your facilitator will draw on the wealth of wisdom and experiences present in the group, and weave that together with all…

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Building Awesome Whanau Toolbox course – Rotorua – daytime

May 23 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Harvest Centre, 324 Malfroy Road Westbrook
Rotorua, Rotorua 3015 New Zealand
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$75.00

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 – Tauranga

May 23 @ 10:15 am - 12:15 pm
Parenting Place office – Tauranga, (above Grace Op Shop) Cnr Christopher St and 11th Ave
Tauranga, Bay of Plenty New Zealand
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$75.00

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 – Westmere – evening

May 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Westmere Primary School, 81 Garnet Road
Westmere, Auckland New Zealand
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$75.00

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 – Enderley

May 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Activate Church, 11 Bisley Road Enderley
Hamilton, Waikato 3214 New Zealand
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$40.00

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 – Golflands

May 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Elim Christian College Junior Campus, 94 Golflands Drive
Golflands, Auckland New Zealand
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$75.00

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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Early Years Toolbox course – Mosgiel

May 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Elmgrove School, 74 Argyle Street
Mosgiel, 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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The strong willed child

May 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Parenting Place, 300 Great South Road
Greenlane, Auckland 1051 New Zealand
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$15 17 tickets left

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

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Tweens and Teens Toolbox course – Rotorua

May 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Children’s Library Hub Rotorua, Haupapa Street
Rotorua Central, Rotorua New Zealand
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$75.00 4 tickets left

What you will learn In six sessions over six weeks, the Tweens and Teens Toolbox is designed to give you tools to equip your teenager with a strong sense of self, as well as responsibility and resourcefulness. We will help you in your journey of letting go and handing over some of the controls as your young person learns to fly solo. We will show you that, although these years may be challenging, they can actually be some of the…

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Teenage Years Toolbox course – Hamilton – daytime – change of date

May 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Desert Spring Community Centre, 408 Peachgrove Road
Hamilton, Waikato 3214 New Zealand
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$75.00

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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Middle Years Toolbox course – Rotorua

May 24 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Children’s Library Hub Rotorua, Haupapa Street
Rotorua Central, Rotorua New Zealand
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$75.00 7 tickets left

What you will learn In six sessions over six weeks, the Middle Years Toolbox is designed to help you stay connected, teach skills and build memories.  Make the most of these years while your children still want to be a part of your team. Topics covered Session 1 – Parent types Session 2 – Building character and self-esteem Session 3 – Emotional resilience Session 4 – Discipline – boundaries and consequences Session 5 – Creating traditions and memories Session 6…

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Teenage Years Toolbox course – Matamata

May 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Matamata Bible Church, 11 Meura Street
Matamata, Waikato New Zealand
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$75.00

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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Teenage Years Toolbox course – Tauranga

May 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Parenting Place office – Tauranga, (above Grace Op Shop) Cnr Christopher St and 11th Ave
Tauranga, Bay of Plenty New Zealand
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$75.00

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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Baby and Toddler Years Toolbox course – Mt Maunganui

May 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mt Baptist Church, 66 Ranch Road
Mount Maunganui, Bay of Plenty 3116 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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Primary Years Toolbox course – Enderley

May 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Activate Church, 11 Bisley Road Enderley
Hamilton, Waikato 3214 New Zealand
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What you will learn In six sessions, 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 – Stanmore Bay

May 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
St Stephens Church Stanmore Bay, 3 Stanmore Bay Road
Stanmore Bay, Whangaparaoa 0932 New Zealand
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$75.00

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 – Avonhead

May 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Avonhead Baptist Church, 102 Avonhead Road
Avonhead Christchurch, Canterbury 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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Building Awesome Whanau Toolbox course – Helensville

May 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Helensville Women and Family Centre, 104 Commercial Road
Helensville, Auckland New Zealand
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$75.00

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 – Tauranga – daytime

May 25 @ 10:15 am - 12:15 pm
Parenting Place office – Tauranga, (above Grace Op Shop) Cnr Christopher St and 11th Ave
Tauranga, Bay of Plenty New Zealand
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$75.00

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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Marriage – the early years

May 26 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Grace Vineyard Church, 150 Ferry Road
Christchurch , Canterbury 8011 New Zealand
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$195 5 tickets left
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About Marriage - the early years Matt and Belinda will provide tools to help pre-marrieds and newly-weds develop an incredible foundation for a life-long marriage. Themes will include: dealing with a couples’ many and varied differences, communication masterclass, understanding and managing emotions and growing in intimacy. Expect to learn a lot!   About the presenters With more than a decade of experience as a counsellor working with young adults, Belinda brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in helping couples…

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Baby and Toddler Years Toolbox course – Golflands

May 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Elim Christian College Junior 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 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 – Stokes Valley – daytime

May 29 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Koraunui Stokes Valley Community Hub, 186 Stokes Valley Road
Stokes Valley Lower Hutt, Wellington 5019 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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