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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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July 2018

Middle Years Toolbox course – Belgrave South, Victoria

July 22 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Belgrave South Baptist Church, 169 Belgrave-Hallam Road
Belgrave South, Victoria 3160 Australia
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What you will learn In six sessions over a series of 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…

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Baby and Toddler Years Toolbox course – Rolleston – daytime

July 25 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 pm
Rolleston Kidsfirst Kindergarten, Cnr Granite and Bethany Roads
West Rolleston, Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand
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$75.00 12 tickets left

What you will learn In six sessions, 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 new version of our Early…

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Primary Years Toolbox course – Golflands – change of date

July 25 @ 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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Whiria: relationship retreat (Flaxmill – July)

July 26 @ 5:30 pm - July 29 @ 12:00 pm
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Drawing from Dr Sue Johnson’s Emotionally- Focused Therapy, couples will journey through conversations to pursue a healthy relationship and explore what might be standing in the way of deeper connection. Topics include: • How and why we’re wired for connection • Understanding ourselves • Navigating conflict • Sex and intimacy Join with a small group of couples in discussion with trained facilitators and each other through a series of engaging talks and activities. You will also have time and privacy to…

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General Toolbox Facilitator training workshop – Auckland

July 27 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Parenting Place, 300 Great South Road
Greenlane, Auckland 1051 New Zealand
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There are two options for this one day training workshop.  Please advise which day you want to attend when you register. Friday 27 July    or     Saturday 28 July 2018 9:30am - 4:00pm each day   With the launch of our new Toolbox material we are pleased to offer a training opportunity to new and existing Facilitators. Typically run over six sessions, Toolbox covers a range of topics, including the importance of love and connection, different parenting styles, understanding your child…

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Building Awesome Whanau Toolbox course – Phillipstown

July 27 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Phillipstown Community Hub, 39 Nursery Road Phillipstown
Christchurch, Canterbury 8011 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 – Lower Hutt

July 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hutt City Baptist, 132 - 146 High Street, Lower Hutt
Wellington, 5010 New Zealand
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$75.00 2 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 – New Lynn

July 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Lifewise, 3131 Great North Road
New Lynn, Auckland 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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Teenage Years Toolbox course – Kaiapoi

July 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Rivertown Cafe, 77 Williams Street Kaiapoi
Christchurch, Canterbury 7630 New Zealand
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$30.00 10 tickets left

What you will learn In six sessions, typically run over six weeks, the Teen years Toolbox will support you on your journey of letting go and handing over some of the controls as your young person learns to fly solo.  Although the teen years can be challenging, they can also be some of the best years of your life – and theirs! Toolbox covers a range of topics, including the importance of love and connection, different parenting styles, understanding your…

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Building Awesome Whanau Toolbox course – Hamilton

July 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Desert Spring Community Centre, 408 Peachgrove Road
Hamilton, Waikato 3214 New Zealand
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$75.00 11 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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Baby and Toddler Years Toolbox course – Island Bay

July 30 @ 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 7 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 – Parklands

July 30 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Parklands Baptist Community Church, 180 Queenspark Drive, Parklands
Christchurch, Canterbury 8083 New Zealand
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$75.00 8 tickets left

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

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Intermediate Years Toolbox course – Wellington

July 30 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Evans Bay Intermediate School, 14 Kemp Street
Kilbirnie, Wellington 6022 New Zealand
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$75.00 8 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 – Manurewa – daytime

July 31 @ 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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Building Awesome Whanau Toolbox course – New Lynn

July 31 @ 7:00 pm - 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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Primary Years Toolbox course – Albany

July 31 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Upper Harbour Primary School, 140 Kyle Road
Chester Park, Albany, Auckland 0632 New Zealand
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$75.00 17 tickets left

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

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Primary Years Toolbox course – Lower Hutt

July 31 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Parenting Place office Lower Hutt, 27 Kings Crescent
Lower Hutt, Wellington 5010 New Zealand
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$75.00 Sold out

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 – Tauranga

July 31 @ 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 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 – Hobsonville

July 31 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Hobsonville Point Secondary School Staff room, 70 Hobsonville Point Road
Hobsonville, 0657 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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August 2018

Building Awesome Whanau Toolbox course – Whangamata

August 1 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Whangamata Volunteer Coastguard Inc, 619 Beach Roiad
Whangamata, Bay of Plenty 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 – Stokes Valley – daytime

August 1 @ 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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Building Awesome Whanau Toolbox course – Manurewa – Early Years focus

August 1 @ 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 – Hamilton – daytime

August 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Te Whanau Putahi Community Centre, 37 Oxford Street 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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Building Awesome Whanau Toolbox course – Manurewa – Middle Years focus

August 1 @ 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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Teenage Years Toolbox course – New Lynn

August 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Lifewise, 3131 Great North Road
New Lynn, Auckland New Zealand
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What you will learn In six sessions, typically run over six weeks, the Teen years Toolbox will support you on your journey of letting go and handing over some of the controls as your young person learns to fly solo.  Although the teen years can be challenging, they can also be some of the best years of your life – and theirs! Toolbox covers a range of topics, including the importance of love and connection, different parenting styles, understanding your…

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Mindful parenting – six week course

August 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Parenting Place, 300 Great South Road, Greenlane
Auckland, 1051 New Zealand
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$150 12 tickets left

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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Baby and Toddler Years Toolbox course – Parklands – daytime

August 2 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Parklands Baptist Community Church, 180 Queenspark Drive, Parklands
Christchurch, Canterbury 8083 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 – Rosedale

August 2 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
The Hub, 2/9 Piermark Drive
Rosedale Albany, Auckland 0632 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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Building Awesome Whanau Toolbox course – New Lynn – daytime

August 2 @ 10:00 am - 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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Teenage Years Toolbox course – Rotorua – daytime

August 2 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Children’s Library Hub Rotorua, Haupapa Street
Rotorua Central, Rotorua New Zealand
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$75.00 8 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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2 Topics 1 Night – ‘Supporting children’s upset feelings’ and ‘Getting children to do as they are told’. 

August 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Parenting Place, 300 Great South Road, Greenlane
Auckland, 1051 New Zealand
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$30 52 tickets left

Are you struggling to deal with your children when they are angry or upset? Is it hard to get your children to do as they are told for simple requests? Are the siblings continuously scrapping with each other? Come and spend an evening with Diane Levy to hear simple strategies that can make your parenting life easier and your children much more pleasant to live with.   Topic one - Supporting our children’s feelings The general Kiwi way of looking at childish…

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Teenage Years Toolbox course – Bucklands Beach – exclusively for parents of pupils at Macleans College

August 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Macleans College, Upham House Classroom, 2 Macleans Road
Bucklands Beach, Auckland 2014 New Zealand
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$75.00 4 tickets left

Please note that this course is being run exclusively for parents of pupils at Macleans College. 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…

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Tweens and Teens Toolbox course – Bucklands Beach – for Mandarin speaking parents of pupils at Macleans College

August 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Macleans College, 2 Macleans Road
Bucklands Beach, Auckland 2014 New Zealand
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$75.00 11 tickets left

Please note that this course is a Mandarin speaking course exclusively for 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.…

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Primary Years Toolbox course – Maraetai

August 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Maraetai Beach School, (in School Staffroom) 154 Maraetai Drive
Maraetai, Auckland New Zealand
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$75.00 7 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 – Mt Maunganui – daytime

August 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Arakati Community Centre, Zambuck Way, Arataki
Mt Maunganui, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty 3116 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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