PARENTING EDUCATION

Lifewise runs six-week parenting courses regularly throughout the year.

These are open to any parent looking for practical tips and parenting inspiration.

 

To book, or register your interest, please complete our booking form and Jess from our family support team will be in touch with you.

There is a cost to cover course material: From gold coin donation $2 per session to $75 per individual or $110 per couple.

There is a subsidy available for financial hardship. All courses are FREE to foster parents and caregivers.


Thanks for your patience while we have sorted out the logistics of offering our Toolbox courses in a very different way! We’re pleased to announce that we’re now all set.

Our Term 2 start dates have been postponed by three weeks (starting late May), and we will be presenting the courses via Zoom. All registered participants should have been contacted with the new course dates (below) as well as information about the courses’ Zoom requirements.

We are still taking registrations for these courses. If you are interested in joining us, please contact our parent educator Griff at griffr@lifewise.org.nz

Important notes

1. You will need to be familiar with how Zoom operates.

2. You will need a good and stable internet connection.

3. You will need a private space free from interruption by children or others.

4. You will need to be ready to join the Zoom course on time (you will be sent a reminder message).

5. You will also need to have a short Zoom meeting with the facilitator beforehand to confirm details.


The Toolbox Parenting Courses offered in Term 2 are:

Baby and Toddler Years
(0 to 4)

Monday evenings

Start Monday 25th May, last session Monday 29th June

7:00 pm to 9:15pm

Topics:

Love is the foundation

Parents

Stronger, deeper, closer

Heart-led parenting

Discipline without shouting, force, or fluster

Putting it all together

Building Awesome Whanau
(0-12)

(Tuesday evenings or Friday mornings)

Tuesday evenings

Starts Tuesday 26th May, last session Tuesday 20th June

7:00 pm to 9:15 pm

Friday mornings

Starts Friday 29th May, last session Friday 3rd July

9:30 am to 11:30 am

Topics: 

Building your family on aroha

Parents are the roof: Protecting your whanau; parenting styles

The walls of the whare: Boundaries to keep the good stuff in and the bad stuff out

Keep it sweet: Atmosphere is everything

Cool korero: Communication

Outside the whare: Living in the big world

Teenage years
(13+)

(Wednesday evenings)

Starts Wednesday 27th May, last session Wednesday 1st July

7:00 pm to 9:15 pm

Topics:

Love is the foundation

Parents

Stronger, deeper, closer

Heart-led parenting

Discipline without shouting, force, fluster

Putting it all together

Lifewise Family Services
3131 Great North Rd, New Lynn

Currently, our courses are being delivered remotely rather than from our office. Please check this webpage from time to time for dates and schedules.

Contact: Jess Hale 09-818-6834 / JessH@lifewise.org.nz

Parenting Through Separation

How to help your kids when you separate

 

Separating from your partner or spouse is usually stressful, but the effects of this can be minimised for your children.

During the COVID-19 lockdown, we are running Parenting Through Separation courses via Zoom. Instead of our usual one-off, four-hour session, there will be two x 2 hour sessions in each course.

 

Wed 20 May 10am to 12pm – Session One

Thur 21 May 10am to 12pm – Session Two

 

Thur 28 May 7pm to 9pm – Session One

Fri 29 May 7pm to 9pm – Session Two

 

Wed 3 June 10am to 12pm – Session One

Thur 4 June 10am to 12pm – Session Two

 

Thur 11 June 7pm to 9pm – Session One

Fri 12 June 7pm to 9pm – Session Two

 

Wed 17 June 10am to 12pm – Session One

Thur 18 June 10am to 12pm – Session Two

 

Thur 25 June 7pm to 9pm – Session One

Fri 26 June 7pm to 9pm – Session Two

 

Wed 1 July 10am to 12pm – Session One

Thur 2 July June 10am to 12pm – Session Two

 

Important notes

1.  You will need to be familiar with how Zoom operates.

2.  You will need a good and stable internet connection.

3.  You will need a private space free from interruption by children or others.

4.  You will need to be ready to join the Zoom course on time (you will be sent a reminder message).

5.  You will also need to have a short Zoom meeting with the facilitator one or two days beforehand to confirm details.

If you would like to attend one of our Zoom courses, please complete our online registration form, or contact the facilitator Griff Richards (griffr@lifewise.org.nz) if you’d like more information.

Our Facilitators

Griff Richards
(Parenting Facilitator)

Griff facilitates the Baby & Toddler Years Toolbox, the Building Awesome Whanau Toolbox on Tuesday evenings, the Teenage Toolbox, and all the Parenting Through Separation courses held at New Lynn.

09 818 0204 or griffr@lifewise.org.nz

Sheridan Eketone
(Toolbox Facilitator Trainer)

Sheridan works for The Parenting Place. She facilitates the Building Awesome Whanau Toolbox on Friday mornings.

About Lifewise Family Services

In addition to parenting courses, we provide social work support in the following areas to families living in West Auckland:

  • Parenting
  • Advocacy
  • Health/wellbeing
  • Counselling
  • Budgeting
  • Housing
  • Family relationships
  • Family violence
  • Community respite

If you need help please contact Lifewise

This can be done confidentially by phone or email.

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