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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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Toolbox Courses

Over six sessions participants are equipped with practical skills. Key parenting principles are explored in an informal and friendly environment.


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August 2018

Building Awesome Whanau Toolbox course – Papamoa

August 20 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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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Building Awesome Whanau Toolbox course – Hamilton

August 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 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, 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 – Rotorua – daytime

August 21 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 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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Baby and Toddler Years Toolbox course – Hamilton – daytime

August 22 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Waimarie Hamilton East Community House, 53 Wellington Street
Hamilton East, Waikato 3216 New Zealand
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$20.00

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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Dealing with challenging behaviour in a positive way with Joy Sluiters

August 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Learning Adventures Henderson Valley, 91 Henderson Valley Rd
Auckland, Henderson 0612 New Zealand
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Learn to get cooperation from your kids – even the strong-willed ones. Joy offers alternative strategies for firm but fair discipline with less noise, anger and resentment that will help kids think, solve problems and make better decisions. This workshop is for parents of preschool and primary school children.   Details 6.20pm – Doors open 6.30-8pm – Joy's presentation Light refreshments provided Free community event To RSVP please contact Jo Lawson on 09 837 3616 or email cm.hendersonvalley@learningadventures.co.nz

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Baby and Toddler Years Toolbox course – Red Beach

August 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Salvation Army Hibiscus Coast, 32 Greenview Lane
Red Beach Whangaparaoa, Auckland 0932 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 – Rotorua

August 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 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 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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SOLD OUT – Development stages and settling 4-12 months

August 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Parenting Place, 300 Great South Road
Greenlane, Auckland 1051 New Zealand
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$15 3 tickets left

SOLD OUT 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 will demonstrate how settling a baby changes through these developmental changes. About the presenter Sharlene is New Zealand’s leading newborn advisor whose unique baby whispering talents are in demand world-wide. …

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Building Awesome Whanau Toolbox course – Whanganui

August 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Carlton School, Carlton Avenue
Whanganui, Manawatu/Wanganui 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 – Avonhead

August 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Avonhead Baptist Church, 102 Avonhead Road
Avonhead Christchurch, Canterbury 8042 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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Anxiety workshop

August 25 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Parenting Place, 300 Great South Road, Greenlane
Auckland, 1051 New Zealand
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$130 33 tickets left

The escalating level of anxiety in our children begs for an explanation as well as a solution. Dr. Neufeld sheds light on this age-old problem, paving the way for natural interventions that can actually get to the root causes as opposed to just managing symptoms. This course brings a fresh and promising perspective to one of our most troubling and perplexing human problems. Although the focus is on children, this enlightening material will benefit anyone suffering from anxiety. This course is…

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September 2018

Babysitting Training for Teenagers with Joy Sluiters and Sarah Thompson

September 1 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Highbury Community House, 110 Hinemoa St
Birkenhead, Auckland 0626 New Zealand
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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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Growing great families

September 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Activate Church Christchurch, 13 Watts Road
Christchurch, Sockburn 8042 New Zealand
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About Growing Great Families with James Beck For parents who invest in their family, the rewards are huge. You can build your family the same way as you build a house; with good foundations of love and values, strong walls of boundaries and discipline and a roof of parental ‘mana’ to keep it all together. Learn to make this happen with the least effort.​ Light refreshments provided. For further information please contact chchoffice@activatechurches.com or phone 03 348 3120. Kindly sponsored…

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Baby and Toddler Years Toolbox course – Laingholm – change of date

September 4 @ 7:15 pm - 9:30 pm
Laingholm Baptist Church, 1 Victory Road
Laingholm, Auckland 0604 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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Teenage Years Toolbox course – Cheviot

September 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cheviot Area School, Cheviot Community Hall, 3 Caverhill Road
Cheviot, Canterbury 7310 New Zealand
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$75.00 12 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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Teenage Years Toolbox course – Hornby

September 11 @ 6:45 pm - 8:45 pm
Hope Presbyterian Hornby, 27 Aymes Road Hornby
Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand
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$75.00 6 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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Intermediate Years Toolbox course – Spreydon

September 11 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
South West Baptist Church, Cobham Street Hall, 244 Lyttelton Street, Spreydon
Christchurch, Canterbury 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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Baby and Toddler Years Toolbox course – Blockhouse Bay

September 12 @ 9:45 am - 11:45 am
Blockhouse Bay Christian Kindergarten, 76 Dundale Avenue
Blockhouse Bay, Auckland 0600 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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Teenage Years Toolbox course – Ashburton

September 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
St Davids Church Ashburton, 48 Allens Road
Ashburton, Canterbury 7700 New Zealand
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$75.00 12 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 – Cheviot

September 30 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Cheviot Area School, Cheviot Community Hall, 3 Caverhill Road
Cheviot, Canterbury 7310 New Zealand
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What you will learn In six sessions, run over three Sundays, 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…

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October 2018

Baby and Toddler Years Toolbox course – Mataura

October 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hope House, 97 Main Street
Mataura, Southland 9712 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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Primary Years Toolbox course – Stanmore Bay

October 25 @ 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 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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Primary Years Toolbox course – Lower Hutt – afternoon

October 28 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Parenting Place office Lower Hutt, 27 Kings Crescent
Lower Hutt, Wellington 5010 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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