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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 2018

Babysitting training for teenagers

April 27 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Parenting Place, 300 Great South Road, Greenlane
Auckland, 1051 New Zealand
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$50

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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Early Years 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, 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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May 2018

Early Years Toolbox course – Silverdale

May 1 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Hub Coast Vineyard, 13 Agency Lane
Silverdale, Auckland New Zealand
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$75.00 15 tickets left

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 – New Lynn

May 1 @ 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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Building Awesome Whanau Toolbox course – Te Atatu South

May 2 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Women’s Centre Waitakere, 111 McLeod Road
Te Atatu South, 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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Early Years Toolbox course – Cambridge – daytime

May 2 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Salvation Army Cambridge, 27 Williamson Street
Cambridge, Waikato New Zealand
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$75.00 9 tickets left

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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Tweens and Teens Toolbox course – New Lynn

May 2 @ 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, 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 – Mataura

May 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hope House (beside Hope Preschool), 93 Main Street
Mataura, Southland 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 – Porirua

May 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Elim Church Porirua, 11 Heriot Drive
Porirua, Wellington New Zealand
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$25.00 7 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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Technology today

May 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Birkenhead Community Church, 33-35 Rawene Road, Birkenhead
Auckland, New Zealand
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$10 57 tickets left

Parents will get the skills and confidence they need to be proactive in tackling text bullying, porn, sexting, online predators, gadget addiction and electronic gaming. Be aware of the scope and perils of this digital age, moving on past the negatives through to maximising the positives and putting safeguards in place.​ Light refreshments provided. For further information please contact info@bcc.org.nz or phone 09 481 3031. Sponsored by Birkenhead Community Church.

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Building Awesome Whanau Toolbox course – Motueka

May 7 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Te Awhina Marae, 133 Pah Street
Motueka, Nelson 7120 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 – Papamoa

May 7 @ 9:45 am - 11:45 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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Middle Years Toolbox course – Gulf Harbour – change of date

May 7 @ 5:45 pm - 7:30 pm
Gulf Harbour School, 65 Alec Craig Way
Gulf Harbour, Auckland 0930 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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Early Years Toolbox course – Gulf Harbour – change of date

May 7 @ 5:45 pm - 7:30 pm
Gulf Harbour School, 65 Alec Craig Way
Gulf Harbour, Auckland 0930 New Zealand
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$75.00 9 tickets left

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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Early Years Toolbox course – Modbury North, South Australia

May 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Clovercrest Baptist Church, 2 Famechon Crescent
Modbury North, South Australia 5092 Australia
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What you will learn In six sessions over seven 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 –…

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Building Awesome Whanau Toolbox course – Enderley

May 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Desert Spring Community Centre, 7 Insoll Avenue Fairfield
Hamilton, Waikato 3214 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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Tweens and Teens Toolbox course – Manurewa

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, 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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Tweens and Teens Toolbox course – Putaruru

May 8 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Transform Aotearoa Putaruru, 32 Tirau Street
Putaruru, Waikato 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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Mandarin Middle Years Toolbox – Bucklands Beach

May 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pigeon Mountain Primary, 22 Wells Road
Bucklands Beach, Auckland New Zealand
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$75.00 13 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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Raising happy, confident and resilient children

May 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Royal Oak Primary School, Chandler Ave, Royal Oak
Auckland, 1023 New Zealand
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Resilient, confident children deflect trouble, resist pressure, handle stress and recover from set-backs and trauma. All children can be helped to tackle life and grow up to have a ‘can-do’ attitude! For parents of children aged 2-12. $10 per person or $15 per couple. Tickets are available through the school office. For further information please contact Lynne Gibson at lynneg@rops.school.nz or phone 624 2800.

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Middle Years Toolbox course – Dunedin

May 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
St Francis Xavier School, 27 Benhar Street
Mornington Dunedin, Otago 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 – Manurewa

May 9 @ 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

May 9 @ 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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Adolescence – eight week course

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

About Adolescence Crossing the bridge from childhood to adulthood has never been so daunting. Youth of the Information Age are assaulted with more knowledge than ever before, yet they no longer look for adult guidance to help navigate the confusing maze of messages and choices. What you will learn This course offers wisdom to parents and professionals helping young people through this often turbulent and challenging transition. Dr. Neufeld’s developmental understanding of adolescent psychology forms the basis for this unique course…

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Early Years Toolbox course – Dunedin

May 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Catholic Social Services, 42 Macandrew Road
South Dunedin, 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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Mindful parenting – six week course

May 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Parenting Place, 300 Great South Road, Greenlane
Auckland, 1051 New Zealand
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$150 6 tickets left
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About 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.   About the presenter Shirley Pastiroff is a counsellor and mother of 5. She has a passion for healthy family…

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Tweens and Teens Toolbox course – Dunedin

May 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Catholic Social Services, 42 Macandrew Road
South Dunedin, Otago 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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Building Awesome Whanau Toolbox course – Papatoetoe

May 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Papatoetoe Seventh Day Adventist Church, 16 Puhinui Road
Papatoetoe, Auckland 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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Early Years Toolbox course – Whanganui

May 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
303 Parent Support Centre, 303 Wicksteed Street
Wanganui, Manawatu 4500 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 – West Melton

May 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Hope Church West Melton, 1136 West Coast Road
West Melton Christchurch, Canterbury 7676 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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Primary Years Toolbox course – Island Bay

May 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Island Bay Community Centre, 137 The Parade
Island Bay, Wellington 6023 New Zealand
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$75.00 6 tickets left

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

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Building Awesome Whanau Toolbox course – Invercargill

May 15 @ 9:45 am - 12:00 pm
Awarua Whanau Services, 190 Forth Street
Invercargill, Southland 9793 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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Intermediate Years Toolbox course – Albany – change of date

May 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Shore Community Church, 9b Piermark Drive Albany
Auckland, New Zealand
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$75.00 16 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 – Albany – change of date

May 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Shore Community Church, 9b Piermark Drive Albany
Auckland, New Zealand
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$75.00 15 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 – Karori

May 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Karori Baptist Church, 161 - 163 Karori Road
Karori, Wellington New Zealand
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$75.00 4 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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