Our kaupapa – Supporting whānau to thrive

Parenting Place is here to walk alongside you and your whānau from the moment your little one is born, until the time they raise tamariki of their own. Whether you have a newborn, a teenager, a troupe of grandkids, or nieces and nephews, we have a range of programmes, courses, camps and resources, tailored for you and your whānau.

Everything we do is designed to inspire, encourage, and support the strengthening of your relationships. We make sure it’s fun and entertaining along the way too.
Our team is also committed to engaging with the story of Aotearoa New Zealand and our unique place in the world – a journey which continues to shape the way we support your whānau to thrive.

Mō ngā whānau – For families

Parenting courses

  • Space for you and your baby – supporting you and your baby throughout your first special year together.
  • Toolbox – six week courses to inspire and equip you on your parenting journey – wherever you’re up to (Baby and toddler years, Primary years, Intermediate years, Teenage years).
  • Building Awesome Whānau – drawing on the wisdom of mātauranga Māori and the best of Toolbox to offer you and your whānau a kaupapa that is uniquely Aotearoa (0-12 years).

Family coaching

Parent-child camps

  • If you’ve got a 9-12 year old, don’t miss out on Ti Kōuka – an adventure weekend for you and your pre-teen.

Events

Online support


Mō ngā rangatahi – For young people

Resilience programmes for your young person

  • Chances are, if you have a child aged 11-18, our Attitude team is in their school. Attitude inspires and equips your young people up and down the country with strategies for navigating adolescence and building resilience.

Leadership events for primary and intermediate students

  • National Young Leaders Day aims to inspire the leadership potential in your child, and thousands of others each year. Ask your child’s school to book NYLD.

Mō ngā tokorua – For couples

Relationship retreats and courses

Marriage – the early years

  • If you’re engaged or newly married, this one-day course is designed to support you to develop a great foundation for a lifelong marriage.

Our founders

Parenting with Confidence was founded in 1993 by Ian and Mary Grant who were compelled by their deep Christian faith. They sought to outwork this desire to love others and leave the world a better place than they found it by equipping and encouraging parents to grow great family relationships. In all Parenting with Confidence did there was a heart of humility, love, generosity and service.