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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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National Events

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 2019

Development stages and settling 4-12 months

August 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Parenting Place, 300 Great South Road
Greenlane, Auckland 1051 New Zealand
$20 3 tickets left

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.  Sharlene brings…

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Dads and daughters

August 29 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
$20 71 tickets left

Dads and daughters One of the greatest assets a girl can have is a loving dad on-side with her. This is a great workshop for dads who love their daughters and want to love them better.  John Cowan gives some insights and tips that can help men avoid the commonest pitfalls with their girls. This workshop will also help dads ‘upskill’ on the world of girls – the dangers they face and the ways they can help their girls grow…

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September 2019

Tools for engaging cooperation

September 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Parenting Place, 300 Great South Road
Greenlane, Auckland 1051 New Zealand
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$20 82 tickets left

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.   For parents of children 2-12 years. Book your ticket today!  

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The value of routine for 4-12 months

September 5 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Parenting Place, 300 Great South Road
Greenlane, Auckland 1051 New Zealand
$20 27 tickets left

Babies thrive on routine. Learn how to establish healthy routines that will make life easier for the whole family. About the presenter Sharlene Poole is New Zealand’s leading newborn advisor whose unique baby whispering talents are in demand world-wide.  Sharlene brings an air of calm confidence to new parents as she works closely with the whole family to ensure a smooth transition after the arrival of a new baby.  With over 20 years experience working in postnatal care, she is…

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Blended family success

September 7 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Parenting Place, 300 Great South Road
Greenlane, Auckland 1051 New Zealand
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$140 2 tickets left
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Blended family success A day workshop giving couples tools and strategies to equip their blended family to succeed with Adele and Mike Cornish. 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…

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Big Feelings

September 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Parenting Place, 300 Great South Road
Greenlane, Auckland 1051 New Zealand

Big Feelings - including tantrums, tears and most of the tests that come your way. Our children’s big feelings can be overwhelming for them and tricky for us but the good news is that they’re natural and survivable. Join Jenny Hale & Bridget Gundy as they take a look at what’s going on beneath those big emotions for parent and child. Glean some insights on how families can survive the turbulence and how parents can help their children become more…

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October 2019

Practical Parenting Antenatal course

October 5 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Parenting Place, 300 Great South Road
Greenlane, Auckland 1051 New Zealand
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$200 14 tickets left

About Practical Parenting Antenatal We spend 50% of the time talking about the birthing experience, and 50% of the time talking about AFTER the baby comes. All the information you really need to know. A holistic antenatal course preparing you for the arrival of your tiny human. The only antenatal course run by a registered midwife and mental/relational health counsellor, this course is designed to prepare you and your family for birth and beyond. As you would expect from an antenatal course, half the…

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Circle of Security – seven week course

October 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Parenting Place, 300 Great South Road, Greenlane
Auckland, 1051 New Zealand
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$200 12 tickets left
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Circle of Security - with Sheridan Eketone At times all parents feel lost or without a clue about what our child might need from us. Between tears and tantrums, it can be hard to know why the small things set off big feelings. The Circle of Security Parenting course will equip you with what you need to help your little one manage their emotions and grow their self esteem. Details This is a seven week course, run every Wednesday and…

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The strong willed child

October 17 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Parenting Place, 300 Great South Road
Greenlane, Auckland 1051 New Zealand
$20 82 tickets left

The strong willed child 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.   This workshop covers the challenges of children 0 - 12 years.

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Mindful parenting – six week course

October 23 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Parenting Place, 300 Great South Road, Greenlane
Auckland, 1051 New Zealand
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$150 17 tickets left

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. Shirley Pastiroff is a counsellor and mother of five. She has a passion for healthy family relationships and focuses much of…

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Discipline without shouting, force or fluster

October 24 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Parenting Place, 300 Great South Road, Greenlane
Auckland, 1051 New Zealand
$20 82 tickets left

Discipline without shouting, force or fluster with John Cowan Learn to get cooperation from your kids – even the tricky, strong-willed ones! Alternative strategies for firm but fair discipline.  Using effective, peaceful and relationship-enhancing techniques with less noise, anger and resentment that will help kids think, solve problems and make better decisions.​   Don't miss out - get your tickets today!  

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Development stages and settling 4-12 months

October 31 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Parenting Place, 300 Great South Road, Greenlane
Auckland, 1051 New Zealand
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$20 30 tickets left

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.  Sharlene brings…

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November 2019

Parenting styles, personality types and the five love languages

November 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Parenting Place, 300 Great South Road, Greenlane
Auckland, 1051 New Zealand
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$20 88 tickets left

Parenting styles, personality types and the five love languages What works for one child might not work that well with another. This seminar, presented by Joy Sluiters, helps parents to understand their child’s personality and adjust our parenting to suit. It also gives insights into our parenting style and how to use the ‘love languages’ – the incredibly useful set of insights that helps us love our children (and anyone else we want to love!) in amazingly effective ways.​  …

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The value of routine for 4-12 months

November 14 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Parenting Place, 300 Great South Road, Greenlane
Auckland, 1051 New Zealand
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$20 30 tickets left

Babies thrive on routine. Learn how to establish healthy routines that will make life easier for the whole family. About the presenter Sharlene Poole is New Zealand’s leading newborn advisor whose unique baby whispering talents are in demand world-wide.  Sharlene brings an air of calm confidence to new parents as she works closely with the whole family to ensure a smooth transition after the arrival of a new baby.  With over 20 years experience working in postnatal care, she is…

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Parenting challenging boys

November 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Parenting Place, 300 Great South Road, Greenlane
Auckland, 1051 New Zealand
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$20 90 tickets left

Parenting challenging boys presented by John Cowan Coping with difficult and defiant boys is challenging. Gain some insights into what might be behind their behaviour, and then learn practical and effective methods to manage your boy’s moods and behaviour so you can help them develop positive life habits. Above all, this session will help you rebuild your bruised relationship with your child and rediscover what a wonderful boy he really is. Get your tickets today!

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December 2019

Together Parenting

December 5 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Parenting Place, 300 Great South Road, Greenlane
Auckland, 1051 New Zealand
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$20 90 tickets left

Two people will almost always have different opinions on a topic as complex as child-rearing and it can be easy to fall into habits where parents work against each other rather than for. In this practical workshop, Jenny Hale will cover how you and your partner can parent harmoniously and be united in your day-to-day interactions with your children. The benefits are many, including more settled, cooperative and happy children. Jenny will also provide tips for single and blended family…

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