Parenting Place presentations

Parenting Place presentations are fun, ‘feel good’ events for parents. Expert presenters deliver practical skills and solutions for the challenges facing families today, and they do it in a way that is inspiring and entertaining. To book a speaker, or for more information, please email events@parentingplace.nz

DISCIPLINE WITHOUT SHOUTING, FORCE OR FLUSTER
Learn to get cooperation from your kids – event 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.

GROWING GREAT MARRIAGES AND RELATIONSHIPS
Put the spark back into your relationship so it can keep growing strong. Relationships are the one of the most important investments you can make in life. If you get them right, it will affect every other area of your life in a positive way. Practical ideas to make your marriage or relationship stronger and happier, including tips to get unstuck and work through the difficult times.

MUMS AND DAUGHTERS
Enjoy your daughter more and battle with her less! This presentation 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. This presentation also covers ways to build you daughter’s confidence, encourage her friendships and equip her to develop strong values.

GROWING GREAT FAMILIES
For parents who invest in their family, the rewards and huge. You can build your family the same way you build a house, with good foundations of love and values, strong walls of boundaries and discipline and a roof of parental ‘mana’ to keep it all together. Learn to make this happen with the least effort.

PARENTING STYLES, PERSONALITY TYPES AND THE FIVE LOVE LANGUAGES
What works for one child might not work well with another. This presentation helps parents to understand their child’s personality and adjust their parenting to suit. It also gives insights into your parenting style and how to use ‘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.

RAISING CONFIDENT, RESILIENT AND HAPPY CHILDREN
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.

TECHNOLOGY TODAY
Parents will get the skills and confidence they need to be proactive in tackling text bullying, porn, sexting, online predators, gadget addiction and electronic gaming. Be aware of the scope and perils of the digital age, moving on past the negatives through to maximising the positives and putting safeguards in place.

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 do if you are.

THE PERFECTIONIST CHILD
If you are faced with a child who is overly sensitive, must get it right every time, hates making mistakes or being corrected, is reluctant to try new things in case they get it wrong and loses the plot over minor issues, we will give you some new insights and ways to manage your perfectionist child.

THE STRONG WILLED CHILD
Some children are naturally compliant while others seen to fight their parents for every bit of ground. A practical session where you’ll pick up a range of strategies that will increase your confidence and effectiveness as a parent of strong willed and spirited children.

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 bad behaviour.

TRICKY TEENS
Parenting teens can be really tricky. In this workshop you will get tips to deal with the issues that most often deal with the issues that most often come up in our Family Coaching and counselling work: How do you know if your teen has a problem with anxiety or is depressed? When and how should you take action? How on earth do you keep communication going with your teen? What about keeping control of computers and other devices?