Family Services' Parenting Education • Lifewise

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.

All courses are FREE to foster parents and caregivers.

 

The Toolbox Parenting Courses offered in Term Three – 2017 are:

Early Years
(0 to 6)

(Monday evenings)

Topics:

Different parenting styles

The style that works best

Physical and emotional needs

Children’s personality types

Different ages and stages

How to engage cooperation

Handling more difficult behaviour

The strong-willed child

Creating a childhood to remember

The Five Love Languages

Dates:

Six Monday evenings
Aug 14 to Sept 18

Times:
7pm to 9.15pm

Facilitator:
Griff Richards 09-818-0204
GriffR@lifewise.org.nz

Building Awesome Whanau (0-12)

(Tuesday evenings & Thursday 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
Aug 15 to Sept 19
7pm to 9.15pm

OR

Six Thursday mornings
Aug 17 to Sept 21
10am to 12.15pm

Facilitators:
Tuesdays: Griff Richards 09-818-0204
GriffR@lifewise.org.nz

Thursdays: Bella Wikaira 09-818-0202
BellaW@lifewise.org.nz

Tweens & Teens
(12+)

(Wednesday evenings)

Topics:

What makes a teenager tick

Creating a positive atmosphere

Teenagers and chores

Limits and boundaries

Keeping them connected to family

Communication with your teenager

Age appropriate consequences

What about sex and dating?

Keeping your teenager safe

From discipline to self discipline

Dates:
Six Wednesday evenings
Aug 16 to Sept 20

Times:
7pm to 9.15pm

Facilitator:
Griff Richards 09-818-0204
GriffR@lifewise.org.nz

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; except two days (indicated below) when the course is conducted at Te Whare Oranga ō Parakai in Helensville.

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

July 2017

Sat 1 July – 10am to 2pm

Thur 6 July – 6pm to 10pm

Sat 15 July – 10am to 2pm

Thur 20 July – 6pm to 10pm

Sat 29 July – 10am to 2pm

August 2017

Thur 3 Aug – 6pm to 10pm

Sat 12 Aug – 10am to 2pm

Thur 17 Aug – 6pm to 10pm

Sat 26 Aug – 10am to 2pm

Thur 31 Aug – 6pm to 10pm

September 2017

Sat 2 Sept – 10am to 2pm

Thur 7 Sept – 6pm to 10pm

Sat 16 Sept – 10am to 2pm

Thur 21 Sept – 6pm to 10pm

If you need help please contact Lifewise

This can be done confidentially by phone or email.

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