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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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February 2019

Practical Parenting Antenatal course

2 February 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Parenting Place, 300 Great South Road
Greenlane, Auckland 1051 New Zealand
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$200 87 tickets left

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 counselor, this course is designed to prepare you and your family for birth and beyond. As you would expect from an antenatal course, half the sessions…

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Mindful parenting – six week course

13 February 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Parenting Place, 300 Great South Road, Greenlane
Auckland, 1051 New Zealand
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$150 23 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…

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The strong willed child

21 February 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Parenting Place, 300 Great South Road
Greenlane, Auckland 1051 New Zealand
$20 92 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.   Get your tickets today!

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Development stages and settling (4-12 months)

28 February 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Parenting Place, 300 Great South Road
Greenlane, Auckland 1051 New Zealand
$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 Poole will demonstrate how settling a baby changes through these developmental changes. Sharlene is New Zealand’s leading newborn advisor whose unique baby whispering talents are in demand world-wide.  Sharlene brings an air…

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Raising happy, confident and resilient children

28 February 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Parenting Place, 300 Great South Road, Greenlane
Auckland, 1051 New Zealand
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$20 100 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.​   Presented by John Cowan, this workshop is for parents of children 2-12 years old. Book your tickets today!

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March 2019

Blended family success

9 March 2019 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Parenting Place, 300 Great South Road
Greenlane, Auckland 1051 New Zealand
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$140 13 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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Tools for engaging cooperation

13 March 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Parenting Place, 300 Great South Road
Greenlane, Auckland 1051 New Zealand
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$20 98 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

14 March 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Parenting Place, 300 Great South Road
Greenlane, Auckland 1051 New Zealand
$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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First Aid for littlies

21 March 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Parenting Place, 300 Great South Road, Greenlane
Auckland, 1051 New Zealand
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$40 14 tickets left

How do you know when to take your baby to the doctor? When do you need to call an ambulance? This practical workshop with Sarah Thompson will help parents of babies and toddlers to answer questions like these. There will also be information on safety, what to do in emergencies, and what to do with common illnesses like fevers, coughs and colds. For more information, head to www.firstaidfirst.co.nz   Tickets are limited, so get yours today.

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Discipline without shouting, force or fluster

21 March 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Parenting Place, 300 Great South Road, Greenlane
Auckland, 1051 New Zealand
$20 98 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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Baby led feeding

27 March 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Parenting Place, 300 Great South Road
Greenlane, Auckland 1051 New Zealand
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$25 98 tickets left

Baby led feeding with Rachael Wilson and Lorren Hawkins Raise a mindful and competent eater from the first bite. Whether you choose to follow a traditional weaning approach or want to know how to do baby led weaning safely, or combine the two methods, this is the workshop for you.   We will have lots of practical tips and research based advice on how to help your child develop a positive relationship with food and their body from the first…

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Positive parenting – hardwiring our brains to build and celebrate character strengths

28 March 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Parenting Place, 300 Great South Road
Greenlane, Auckland 1051 New Zealand
$20 100 tickets left

Positive parenting - hardwiring our brains to build and celebrate character strengths Why do we always see what's wrong in the world rather than what's right?  How do we connect our children to the values we see as important? How do we build simple family traditions that bring us closer together? In a world where bad news sells, and our kids are more connected to devices than to us, it is refreshing to know that there are some minor tweaks,…

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April 2019

The perfectionist child

3 April 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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$20 97 tickets left

The perfectionist child 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, presented by Jenny Hale, will give you some new insights and ways to help your child.   For parents of children 2-12 years old. Book your tickets today!    

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Practical Parenting Antenatal course

6 April 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Parenting Place, 300 Great South Road
Greenlane, Auckland 1051 New Zealand
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$200 88 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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Childminder’s certificate for teenagers

24 April 2019 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Parenting Place, 300 Great South Road, Greenlane
Auckland, 1051 New Zealand
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$50 28 tickets left

Become a safe, reliable and fun childminder 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.   For 13-17 year olds. Places are limited. 10.30am to 12.00pm – The babysitter that gets booked – Joy Sluiters 12.00am to 1.00pm – Lunch break 1.00pm to 2.30pm - First aid…

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