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The Parenting Place

Auckland Workshops

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 2019

Babysitter’s certificate for teenagers

April 26 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Highbury Community House, 110 Hinemoa St
Birkenhead, Auckland 0626 New Zealand

Babysitter's certificate for teenagers Become a safe, reliable and fun babysitter 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.   Ticket sales available through: admin@highburyhouse.org.nz   For further information please phone Highbury House on 09 480 5279   For 13-17 year olds. Places are limited.  

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May 2019

Parenting styles, personality types and the five love languages

May 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Depot, Lloyd Elsmore Park, Sir Lloyd Drive, Lloyd Elsmore Park, Pakuranga
Auckland, New Zealand
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Parenting styles, personality types and the five love languages with Joy Sluiters Helping you understand your child’s personality and how to adjust your parenting to suit. Joy gives insight into parenting styles and how to use the ‘five love languages’ to best love your children.   7.00pm - doors open 7.30pm to 9.00pm - Joy's presentation Cost: Koha Light refreshments provided Please indicate attendance on the Facebook event page. For further information please email trust@cession.org.nz Thanks to the Howick Local…

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Marriage – the early years

May 11 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Grace Vineyard Church, 150 Ferry Road
Christchurch , Canterbury 8011 New Zealand
$175 6 tickets left
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Matt and Belinda Stott present 'Marriage - the early years' brought to you by Parenting Place. 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…

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Babysitting Training for Teenagers

May 11 @ 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
All Saints’ Community Centre, 30 Cook Street
Howick, Auckland, New Zealand
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$50 8 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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Who’s the boss?

May 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Flat Bush School, 20 Flat Bush Road, Otara,
Auckland, New Zealand
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Nick Tuitasi will teach you about how to encourage positive family dynamics including the following topics – love languages, encouragement, communication and family time.   5.30pm: Doors open with refreshments 6.00pm to 7.30pm: Nick's presentation   Cost is free   For further information please contact Janetta Mayerhofler on 021 2606678 or email janettam@flatbush.school.nz    

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Raising happy, confident and resilient children

May 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Iona Presbyterian Church, 38 Donovan St, Blockhouse Bay
Auckland, New Zealand
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Confident, resilient children deflect trouble, resist pressure, handle stress and recover from setbacks. All children can be helped to tackle life and grow up to have a ‘can-do’ attitude. Presented by Joy Sluiters   7pm – Doors open 7.30-9pm – Joy's presentation Cost – Gold coin Light refreshments provided   Please register through Eventbrite For further information please contact Rob Petterson on 09 627 9845 or email minister@iona.org.nz

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Raising happy, confident and resilient children

May 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Hope Community Church, 114 Ranzau Road
Hope, Nelson New Zealand
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Raising happy, confident and resilient children with John Cowan Confident, resilient children deflect trouble, resist pressure, handle stress and recover from setbacks. All children can be helped to tackle life and grow up to have a ‘can-do’ attitude.   6.45pm - doors open 7.00pm to 8.30pm - John's presentation   Cost: Free community event. Supper provided For further information please contact pen.franko@xtra.co.nz HOPEFEST Event run by Hope Community Church  

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Growing great marriages and relationships

May 23 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hope Community Church, 114 Ranzau Road
Hope, Nelson New Zealand
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Growing Great Marriages and Relationships with John Cowan Relationships are one of the most important investments you can make in life. If you get them right, it will affect every other area of your life in a positive way. This workshop offers practical ideas to make your relationship stronger and happier, including tips to get unstuck and work through the difficult times.   5.45pm - doors open 6.00pm to 9.00pm - John's presentation Cost: $10 per person - meal included…

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Parenting styles, personality types and the five love languages

May 25 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Remuera Baptist Church, 641 Remuera Road
Remuera, New Zealand
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$10 100 tickets left

Parenting styles, personality types and the five love languages with Joy Sluiters Helping you understand your child’s personality and how to adjust your parenting to suit. Joy gives insight into parenting styles and how to use the ‘five love languages’ to best love your children.   2.45pm - doors open 3.00pm to 5.00pm - Joy's presentation Cost: $10 per person or $15 per couple   For further information please contact Ruth Ungemuth on 022 153 7327    

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Growing great families

May 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Turner Centre, 43 Cobham Road
Kerikeri, New Zealand

Growing great families You can build your family the same way you build a house - with foundations of love and values, walls of boundaries & discipline, and a roof of parental ‘mana’ to keep it all together. The rewards are huge.   Cost: Free 7.00pm - doors open 7.30pm to 9.00pm - John's presentation For further information please contact ruth@excite.org.nz or phone 021 0858 7562  

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Tricky teens

May 29 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Turner Centre, 43 Cobham Road
Kerikeri, New Zealand

Tricky teens A practical session where you’ll pick up a range of strategies to strengthen your relationship with your teenager and increase your confidence and effectiveness as a parent of a teen.   Cost: Free 7.00pm - doors open 7.30pm to 9.00pm - John's presentation For further information please contact ruth@excite.org.nz or phone 021 0858 7562

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August 2019

Growing great families

August 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
St Andrews CHB, St Andrews Hall, 23 Porangahau Rd
Waipukurau, New Zealand

Growing great families with James Beck You can build your family the same way you build a house - with foundations of love and values, walls of boundaries & discipline, and a roof of parental ‘mana’ to keep it all together. The rewards are huge.   Cost: Koha arrangement 6.30pm - doors open 7.00pm to 8.30pm - James Beck's presentation For further information please email standrews@xtra.co.nz or phone 06 858 8036

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October 2019

Tī Kōuka – Matamata (October 2019)

October 11 @ 3:00 pm - October 13 @ 2:30 pm
Totara Springs Christian Centre, 288 Taihoa N Road, Taihoa
Matamata, 3473 New Zealand
$100 38 tickets left

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 the tools to make it a memorable…

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November 2019

Tī Kōuka – Auckland (November 2019)

November 8 @ 3:00 pm - November 10 @ 2:30 pm
Carey Park Christian Camp, 397 Henderson Valley Rd, Waitakere
Auckland, 0612 New Zealand
$100 38 tickets left

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 the tools to make it a memorable…

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December 2019

Tī Kōuka – Christchurch (December 2019)

December 6 @ 3:00 pm - December 8 @ 2:30 pm
Living Springs Camp and Conference Centre, 218 Bamfords Road, Allandale
Christchurch, 8971 New Zealand
$100 40 tickets left

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 the tools to make it a memorable…

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