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


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April 2019

Childminder’s certificate for teenagers

April 24 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Parenting Place, 300 Great South Road, Greenlane
Auckland, 1051 New Zealand
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$50 2 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 childminder that gets booked – Joy Sluiters 12.00am to 1.00pm – Lunch break 1.00pm to 2.30pm - First aid…

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May 2019

Marriage – the early years

May 4 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Parenting Place, 300 Great South Road
Greenlane, Auckland 1051 New Zealand
$175 3 tickets left
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Matt and Belinda Stott present 'Marriage - the early years' brought to you by Parenting Place. Matt and Belinda will provide tools to help pre-marrieds and newly-weds develop an incredible foundation for a life-long marriage. Themes will include: dealing with a couples’ many and varied differences, communication masterclass, understanding and managing emotions and growing in intimacy. Expect to learn a lot!   About the presenters With more than a decade of experience as a counsellor working with young adults, Belinda…

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Mindful parenting – six week course

May 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Parenting Place, 300 Great South Road, Greenlane
Auckland, 1051 New Zealand
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$150 1 ticket 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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Development stages and settling 4-12 months

May 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Parenting Place, 300 Great South Road
Greenlane, Auckland 1051 New Zealand
$20 13 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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Circle of Security Parenting programme – seven week course

May 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Parenting Place, 300 Great South Road
Greenlane, Auckland 1051 New Zealand
$200 80 tickets left

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.  Imagine what it might feel like if you were able to make sense of what your child was really asking from you. The Circle of Security Parenting programme is based on decades of research about how secure parent-child…

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Mums and sons

May 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
$20 27 tickets left
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Mums and sons Learn how to enjoy parenting your son and turn confrontations and battlefields into positive experiences. Coach and inspire your son to become a man with potential. Presented by John Cowan.   Book your tickets today.

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Nourishing the school aged child

May 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Parenting Place, 300 Great South Road
Greenlane, Auckland 1051 New Zealand
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$25 88 tickets left

Nourishing the school aged child Information on what kids should be eating is plentiful, but that doesn't always translate into what our children will eat - let alone a good vibe at the dinner table! With the school lunch box not coming back empty it can feel frustrating, alarming and downright maddening.   Because we get the world of feeding children, we've designed our holistic strategies to help you empower your child to eat well and feel healthy.   This…

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The value of routine for 4-12 months

May 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Parenting Place, 300 Great South Road
Greenlane, Auckland 1051 New Zealand
$20 21 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 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 able…

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The strong willed child

May 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Parenting Place, 300 Great South Road
Greenlane, Auckland 1051 New Zealand
$20 84 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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Parenting styles, personality types and the five love languages

May 29 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Parenting Place, 300 Great South Road, Greenlane
Auckland, 1051 New Zealand
$20 86 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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June 2019

Practical Parenting Antenatal course

June 1 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Parenting Place, 300 Great South Road
Greenlane, Auckland 1051 New Zealand
$200 88 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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The highly sensitive child

June 5 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Parenting Place, 300 Great South Road
Greenlane, Auckland 1051 New Zealand
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$20 46 tickets left

The highly sensitive child Some children face an extra layer of challenges just because their brain works in a different way. Is it possible that you are parenting one of the 15 to 20 percent of children who are born highly sensitive? Do you have children who startle easily, are unsettled with changes, notice the distress of others and complain about scratchy clothing? This presentation will help you identify if you are parenting a highly sensitive child and what to…

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Behind the screens

June 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Parenting Place, 300 Great South Road
Greenlane, Auckland 1051 New Zealand
$25 89 tickets left

Behind the screens Screen time, social media, and the self-esteem challenges that go along with that, can make parenting tricky. Nathaniel Kandregula will help you to navigate the ups and downs of supporting your young person in the digital world.  This presentation will cover social media, gaming, online safety, and supporting a healthy sense of self amidst it all.   Doors open at 6.30pm with nibbles and hot drinks. Tickets are limited so get yours today!  

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Mums and daughters

June 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Parenting Place, 300 Great South Road, Greenlane
Auckland, 1051 New Zealand
$20 82 tickets left

Mums and daughters Enjoy your daughter more and battle with her less! This workshop is full of practical ways to raise a strong, wise daughter who is able to stand up for herself and others. It also offers ideas on how to keep communication lines open and your relationship strong. Jenny Hale will cover ways to build your daughter’s confidence, encourage her friendships and equip her to develop strong values. She will also cover how to raise self-assured, adventurous, generous…

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Discipline without shouting, force or fluster

June 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Parenting Place, 300 Great South Road, Greenlane
Auckland, 1051 New Zealand
$20 83 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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July 2019

Big Feelings with Jenny Hale and Joy Sluiters

July 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Parenting Place, 300 Great South Road
Greenlane, Auckland 1051 New Zealand
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$25 90 tickets left

Our children's big feelings can be overwhelming or even a bit terrifying at times, but the good news is that they're natural. Join Joy Sluiters and Jenny Hale as they take a look at what’s going on beneath those big emotions, and share ways to support our children when they're struggling. They will cover anxiety, tantrums, building resilience and confidence. Jenny Palmer, author of Feel a Little will also join us as a special guest.   Details Doors open at…

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Childminder’s certificate for teenagers

July 19 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Parenting Place, 300 Great South Road, Greenlane
Auckland, 1051 New Zealand
$50 55 tickets left

Childminder's certificate for teenagers 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.  

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Mindful parenting – six week course

July 31 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Parenting Place, 300 Great South Road, Greenlane
Auckland, 1051 New Zealand
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$150 30 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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August 2019

Practical Parenting Antenatal course

August 3 @ 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

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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September 2019

Fights, feelings and other f words

September 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Parenting Place, 300 Great South Road
Greenlane, Auckland 1051 New Zealand
$25 90 tickets left

Fights, feelings and other F words We get it, parenting isn’t easy. There are fights, big feelings, frustrations and other F words. Our Family Coaches have seen it all, and have collected their most helpful ideas and insights into a seminar for every parent dealing with the frustrations of everyday parenting.   Doors open at 6.30pm with supper and hot drinks. Tickets are limited so get yours today!

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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 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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Mindful parenting – six week course

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