Helping families to love, learn and get ahead

Pasifika Families is a series of parenting seminars especially for Pacific people. Presented by Nick Tuitasi, they tackle some of the big issues facing pacific island people adjusting to family life in New Zealand – how to handle discipline, creating time with our kids when work takes up so much time, relating to schools and many, many more topics.

In our major cities there are large communities of Pacific people – they make up more than seven percent of New Zealand’s total population and nearly a third of the people in South Auckland. Family life in the islands is based around the church, a strong culture and lines of authority that are firm and unchallenged but raising a family in Aotearoa is proving to be a huge challenge for Pacific Island mums and dads, and they would be the first to admit that many of them are struggling. In statistics of youth problems – crime, drugs and under-achievement – Pacific young people are far too over-represented.

Topics

There two presentations available –

  • Who’s the boss? – encouraging positive family dynamics
  • Beyond the jandal – guidance and discipline

Contact us

We have a special rate for anyone that wishes to book both presentations. If you would like to explore the opportunities for a Pasifika Families event in your community, school or church contact events@parentingplace.nz.