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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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June 2018

Raising happy, confident and resilient children with John Cowan

June 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Upper Harbour Primary School, 140 Kyle Road
Chester Park, Albany, Auckland 0632 New Zealand
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$10 177 tickets left

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!     For parents of early and middle years (2-12).

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Parenting styles, personality types and the five love languages

June 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Parenting Place, 300 Great South Road, Greenlane
Auckland, 1051 New Zealand
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$15 45 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 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.​ This workshop covers the early (0-6)…

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Big Feelings with Jenny Hale and Joy Sluiters

June 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Parenting Place, 300 Great South Road
Greenlane, Auckland 1051 New Zealand
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$20 62 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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July 2018

Practical Parenting Antenatal Course

July 7 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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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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Babysitting training for teenagers

July 7 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Hobsonville Point Secondary School, 70 Hobsonville Point Road
Hobsonville, 0618 New Zealand
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The babysitter that gets booked - Joy Sluiters Joy will cover everything you need to know to become a safe, reliable and fun babysitter that every parent will trust and want to book again. There will be plenty of practical advice about how to establish your business, ideas for creating a great first impression, and how to handle safety issues in someone else’s home. The workshop will also cover useful information about children and their developmental needs, ideas for play,…

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Babysitting training for teenagers

July 9 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Takapuna Community Hub – Kotahitanga, Mary Thomas Building, 3 Gibbons Road, Takapuna
Auckland, New Zealand
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$25 32 tickets left

The babysitter that gets booked - Joy Sluiters Joy will cover everything you need to know to become a safe, reliable and fun babysitter that every parent will trust and want to book again. There will be plenty of practical advice about how to establish your business, ideas for creating a great first impression, and how to handle safety issues in someone else’s home. The workshop will also cover useful information about children and their developmental needs, ideas for play,…

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Babysitting course with Joy Sluiters and Sarah Thompson

July 9 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Albany House, 575 Albany Highway Albany Village
Auckland, New Zealand
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$25 42 tickets left

First aid for babysitters - Sarah Thompson Sarah will deliver a concise first aid course specifically designed for babysitters, covering child safety and accident prevention, life-saving techniques and emergency first aid.   The babysitter that gets booked - Joy Sluiters Joy will cover everything you need to know to become a safe, reliable and fun babysitter that every parent will trust and want to book again. There will be plenty of practical advice about how to establish your business, ideas for…

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Babysitting training for teenagers

July 11 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Devonport Community House, 32 Clarence St, Devonport
Auckland, New Zealand
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$50 42 tickets left

The babysitter that gets booked - Joy Sluiters Joy will cover everything you need to know to become a safe, reliable and fun babysitter that every parent will trust and want to book again. There will be plenty of practical advice about how to establish your business, ideas for creating a great first impression, and how to handle safety issues in someone else’s home. The workshop will also cover useful information about children and their developmental needs, ideas for play,…

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Babysitting training for teenagers

July 13 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Parenting Place, 300 Great South Road, Greenlane
Auckland, 1051 New Zealand
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$50 51 tickets left

The babysitter that gets booked - Joy Sluiters Joy will cover everything you need to know to become a safe, reliable and fun babysitter that every parent will trust and want to book again. There will be plenty of practical advice about how to establish your business, ideas for creating a great first impression, and how to handle safety issues in someone else’s home. The workshop will also cover useful information about children and their developmental needs, ideas for play,…

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August 2018

Mindful parenting – six week course

August 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Parenting Place, 300 Great South Road, Greenlane
Auckland, 1051 New Zealand
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$150 24 tickets left

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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2 Topics 1 Night – ‘Supporting children’s upset feelings’ and ‘Getting children to do as they are told’. 

August 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Parenting Place, 300 Great South Road, Greenlane
Auckland, 1051 New Zealand
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$30 83 tickets left

Are you struggling to deal with your children when they are angry or upset? Is it hard to get your children to do as they are told for simple requests? Are the siblings continuously scrapping with each other? Come and spend an evening with Diane Levy to hear simple strategies that can make your parenting life easier and your children much more pleasant to live with.   Topic one - Supporting our children’s feelings The general Kiwi way of looking at childish…

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Aggression Workshop

August 6 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Parenting Place, 300 Great South Road, Greenlane
Auckland, 1051 New Zealand
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$150 120 tickets left

Aggression problems are deeply rooted in instinct and emotion and are therefore resistant to conventional discipline practices. Dr. Neufeld uncovers these roots and outlines steps to addressing them. His rich professional experience with aggressive children and violent youth informs this refreshing approach to an age-old problem. The principles apply to children of all ages and all settings: home, school and treatment. This course is appropriate for: teachers, therapists and professionals working with children and youth.   Course description Please visit https://www.heartsync.co.nz/Aggression.html…

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The strong willed child

August 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Parenting Place, 300 Great South Road
Greenlane, Auckland 1051 New Zealand
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$15 89 tickets left

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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Dads and daughters

August 30 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Parenting Place, 300 Great South Road
Greenlane, Auckland 1051 New Zealand
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$15 91 tickets left

About 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…

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September 2018

Tools for engaging cooperation

September 5 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Parenting Place, 300 Great South Road
Greenlane, Auckland 1051 New Zealand
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$15 95 tickets left
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About 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.  

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The highly sensitive child

September 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Parenting Place, 300 Great South Road
Greenlane, Auckland 1051 New Zealand
$15 100 tickets left

What you will learn 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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Discipline without shouting, force or fluster

September 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Parenting Place, 300 Great South Road, Greenlane
Auckland, 1051 New Zealand
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$15 98 tickets left

About the event 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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Marriage – the early years

September 29 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Parenting Place, 300 Great South Road, Greenlane
Auckland, 1051 New Zealand
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$195 10 tickets left
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About Marriage - the early years 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 brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in helping couples survive…

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