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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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June 2019

Mums and daughters

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

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 8 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 69 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 25 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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August 2019

Raising happy, confident and resilient children

August 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Parenting Place, 300 Great South Road, Greenlane
Auckland, 1051 New Zealand
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$20 79 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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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 13 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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The Early Years Last Forever – Brainwave Trust

August 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Parenting Place, 300 Great South Road
Greenlane, Auckland 1051 New Zealand
$25 88 tickets left

The Early Years Last Forever – Brainwave Trust We know that consistent, responsive, loving care in the earliest years of a child’s life grows great brains (and great individuals). We even have the science to prove it. Brainwave exists to find out how early experiences impact on a child’s life, and speak up about what we can do about them. Everyone involved in a child’s life can have a positive (or negative) impact on that child’s development. After all, no…

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Mindful parenting – six week course

August 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Parenting Place, 300 Great South Road, Greenlane
Auckland, 1051 New Zealand
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$150 21 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

August 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 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.   Get your tickets today!

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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 28 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 86 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 90 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 28 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 11 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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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 88 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 15 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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The strong willed child

October 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Parenting Place, 300 Great South Road
Greenlane, Auckland 1051 New Zealand
$20 89 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 @ 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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