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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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October 2017
$150

Making sense of anxiety in children – 4 week workshop

October 19 @ 7:00 pm - November 9 @ 9:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until 9 November 2017
The Parenting Place,
300 Great South Road, Greenlane
Auckland, 1051 New Zealand
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Anxiety in children is reaching epidemic proportions, as one of the most common diagnoses in children. Anxiety takes many forms, including obsessions, compulsions, phobias, and panic. Various hand-me-down strategies from adult therapy attempt to address this age-old problem. But anxiety begs for an explanation in order to arrive at a solution that addresses the roots, not just manages the symptoms. This course will give insight and understanding to parents of children exhibiting anxiety based behaviours and helps give you ideas on how…

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$15

Raising happy, confident and resilient children

October 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Parenting Place,
300 Great South Road
Greenlane, Auckland 1051 New Zealand
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What you will learn Resilient, confident children deflect trouble, resist pressure, handle stress and recover from set-backs and trauma. All children can be helped to tackle life and grow up to have a ‘can-do’ attitude!

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$150

Mindful parenting – six week course

October 25 @ 7:30 pm - November 29 @ 9:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until 29 November 2017
The Parenting Place,
300 Great South Road, Greenlane
Auckland, 1051 New Zealand
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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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November 2017
$15

The strong willed child

November 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Parenting Place,
300 Great South Road
Greenlane, Auckland 1051 New Zealand
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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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$15

Discipline without shouting, force or fluster

November 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Parenting Place,
300 Great South Road, Greenlane
Auckland, 1051 New Zealand
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Discipline without shouting, force or fluster  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.

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$30 - $50

Teenage brain: closed for renovations

November 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Parenting Place,
300 Great South Road, Greenlane
Auckland, 1051 New Zealand
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About Teenage brain: closed for renovations Ever wondered why your teenager behaves like they do? Or what they were thinking? Come join us for an evening with Nathan Wallis.  We welcome parents from across the community to hear the latest research on the adolescent brain and learn how you can navigate your way through these important formative years. Nathan will start with an introduction to neuroscience and brain development and work towards the teenage brain from there. It is an interactive…

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$15

Tools for engaging cooperation and managing challenging behaviour

November 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Parenting Place,
300 Great South Road
Greenlane, Auckland 1051 New Zealand
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About Tools for engaging cooperation and managing challenging behaviour 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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