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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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December 2017

Babysitting training for teenagers

December 15 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
The Parenting Place, 300 Great South Road
Greenlane, Auckland 1051 New Zealand
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$50 Sold out

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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February 2018

Mindful parenting – six week course

14 February 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Parenting Place, 300 Great South Road, Greenlane
Auckland, 1051 New Zealand
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$150 28 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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Raising happy, confident and resilient children

15 February 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Parenting Place, 300 Great South Road, Greenlane
Auckland, 1051 New Zealand
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$15 100 tickets left

Resilient, confident children deflect trouble, resist pressure, handle stress and recover from setbacks and trauma. All children can be helped to tackle life’s ups and downs so they can grow with a ‘can-do’ attitude. Discover the key ingredients required to help children develop those sought-after qualities.​

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Power to Parent – Part 1, The vital connection – 8 week workshop

15 February 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 5 April 2018 @ 9:30 pm
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$150 30 tickets left

Power to Parent 1: The Vital Connection $150 per adult $200 per couple - discount will be applied in cart. Dr Gordon Neufeld, Vancouver-based developmental psychologist presents the parent-child relationship as the context for raising children. We learn how this relationship is meant to develop, what can go wrong, why parents must matter more than peers, how to cultivate a context of collection, and discipline strategies that are attachment safe and developmentally friendly. “Gordon Neufeld’s approach helped me relate to…

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The strong willed child

21 February 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Parenting Place, 300 Great South Road
Greenlane, Auckland 1051 New Zealand
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$15 100 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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March 2018

Blended family success

10 March 2018 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
The Parenting Place, 300 Great South Road
Greenlane, Auckland 1051 New Zealand
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$140 15 tickets left
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Blended family success A day workshop giving couples tools and strategies to equip their blended family to succeed. $140 per couple. Topics Understanding blended family dynamics and planning to succeed How to create and sustain a great couple relationship Learning effective communication and conflict resolution skills Creating a thriving environment for children Co-parenting peacefully with ex-partners Uniting your family with positive parenting strategies   What you will learn You will learn how to avoid common pitfalls, overcome the obstacles and…

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Tools for engaging cooperation

14 March 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Parenting Place, 300 Great South Road
Greenlane, Auckland 1051 New Zealand
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$15 100 tickets left
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About Tools for engaging cooperation Creating a positive family atmosphere takes effort, but saves energy in the long run. As harmony increases in your home, there will be fewer battles to get the cooperation you need. Learn how to keep cooperation levels high, diffuse constant confrontations and get on top of challenging behaviour.  

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Technology Today

22 March 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Parenting Place, 300 Great South Road, Greenlane
Auckland, 1051 New Zealand
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$15 100 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.

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April 2018

The perfectionist child

5 April 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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$15 100 tickets left

What you will learn If you are faced with a child who insists on things being done in a certain way, who hates making mistakes or being corrected, is reluctant to try new things in case they get it wrong and who loses the plot over minor issues – this workshop will give you some new insights and ways to help your child.   Details Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online below, or on the night. For parents of…

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Babysitting training for teenagers

27 April 2018 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
The Parenting Place, 300 Great South Road, Greenlane
Auckland, 1051 New Zealand
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$50 28 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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