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.

All Toolbox Parenting Courses are conducted at Lifewise Family Services, 3131 Great North Rd, New Lynn

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.


We’re now taking registrations for Term 1, 2020. Dates for Term 1, 2020, are below. For more information, please call Jess on 09-818-6834.


The Toolbox Parenting Courses offered in Term One 2020 are:

Baby and Toddler Years
(0 to 4)

(Monday evenings)

Topics:

Love is the foundation

Parents

Stronger, deeper, closer

Heart-led parenting

Discipline without shouting, force, or fluster

Putting it all together


Dates:
Six Monday evenings
10 Feb to 16 Mar, 2020
Times:
7:00 pm to 9.15 pm

Building Awesome Whanau
(0-12)

(Tuesday evenings or Friday mornings)

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


Dates:
Six Tuesday evenings 
11 Feb to 17 Mar, 2020
Times:
7:00 pm to 9:15 pm

OR

Dates:
Six Friday mornings
14 Feb to 20 Mar, 2020
Times:
10:00 am to 12:00 noon

Building Awesome Whānau is now full. You are welcome to register and go onto our waitlist – we should be able to let you know a week before the course if we can accommodate you. Otherwise, we are taking registrations for Term 2. Contact Jess on 09 818 0205 or jessh@lifewise.org.nz if you have any questions.

Teenage years
(13+)

(Wednesday evenings)

Topics:

Love is the foundation

Parents

Stronger, deeper, closer

Heart-led parenting

Discipline without shouting, force, fluster

Putting it all together


Dates:
Six Wednesday evenings
12 Feb to 18 Mar, 2020
Times:
7:00 pm to 9:15 pm

Toolbox Parenting Courses are conducted at:

Lifewise Family Services
3131 Great North Rd, New Lynn

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.

This free, four hour course provides a wealth of information and well-proven ideas that will benefit you and your children.

There is no charge to attend – the course is funded by the Ministry of Justice, through the Family Courts – please call 09-818-6834 (weekdays 8:30am to 5:00pm) to book a spot.

All Parenting Through Separation Courses are conducted at Lifewise Family Services, 3131 Great North Rd, New Lynn. We run the occasional course at Te Whare Oranga ō Parakai in Helensville. Please contact Jess 09 818 0205 if you are keen to register your interest for a Helensville course and we will let you know when we have a course confirmed.

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

January 2020

Thur 23 Jan – 6pm – 10pm
This session is now full, please consider registering for the new session below:

Thur 30 Jan – 6pm – 10pm

February 2020

Sat 1 Feb – 10am – 2pm

Wed 5 Feb – 6pm – 10pm

Sat 15 Feb – 10am – 2pm

Thur 20 Feb –  6pm – 10pm

Sat 29 Feb – 10am – 2pm

March 2020

Thur 5 Mar – 6pm – 10pm

Sat 14 Mar – 10am – 2pm

Thur 19 Mar – 6pm – 10pm

Sat 28 Mar – 10am – 2pm

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

Justine Neilsen
(Toolbox Facilitator Trainer)

Justine 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.

09 302 5390 lifewise@lifewise.org.nz More Contacts »

Design by Brandline