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.

We also run courses for Parenting Through Separation.

 

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.


The Toolbox Parenting Courses offered in Term 3 are now full:

Any registrations received from now will go onto a waitlist. We hope to be able to confirm soon if we can accommodate any more people in Term 3. Otherwise, please feel free to register for our Term 4 courses. If you have any questions, please call 09 818 6834 or email familyservices@lifewise.org.nz

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

This course is now full – Please let us know if you would like to go onto a waitlist for this term, or would like to register for our Term 4 course

Starts Monday 3rd August, last session Monday 7th September

7:00 pm to 9:15pm

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

This course is now full – Please let us know if you would like to go onto a waitlist for this term, or would like to register for our Term 4 course.

Tuesday evenings

Starts Tuesday 4th August, last session Tuesday 8th September

7:00 pm to 9:15 pm

OR

Friday mornings

Starts Friday 7th August, last session Friday 11th September

9:30 am to 11:30 am

Teenage years
(13+)

(Wednesday evenings)

This course is now full – Please let us know if you would like to go onto a waitlist for this term, or would like to register for our Term 4 course

Topics:

Love is the foundation

Parents

Stronger, deeper, closer

Heart-led parenting

Discipline without shouting, force, fluster

Putting it all together

This course is now full – Please let us know if you would like to go onto a waitlist for this term, or would like to register for our Term 4 course

Starts Wednesday 5th August, last session Wednesday 9th August

7:00 pm to 9:15 pm

Lifewise Family Services
3131 Great North Rd, New Lynn

If you would like to register for a Toolbox course, please complete our online registration form, or contact Jess (jessh@lifewise.org.nz) if you’d like more information.

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.

We run courses in two venues: 3131 Great North Rd, New Lynn; and Gordon House, 227 Mt Eden Rd, Mt Eden.

We also have the option to attend some via Zoom – please see the dates indicated below. Instead of one 4-hour session, these are two 2-hour sessions. The facilitator will email you the details for joining the Zoom session a few days before the course.

JULY

 

Friday 31 July, 6pm-10pm
[Mt Eden, 4 hours]

AUGUST

 

Saturday 1 August 10am to 2pm
[New Lynn, 4 hours]

 

Thursday 6 August 6pm to 10pm
[New Lynn, 4 hours]

 

Thursday 13 August, 6pm-10pm
[Mt Eden, 4 hours]

 

Saturday 15 August 10am to 2pm
[New Lynn, 4 hours]

 

Thur 20 Aug 7pm to 9pm – Zoom Session, 2 hours 🎥

Friday 21 Aug 7pm to 9pm – Zoom Session, 2 hours 🎥

 

Saturday 22 August, 9.30am-1.30pm
[Mt Eden, 4 hours]

 

Thursday 27 August, 6pm to 10pm
[Mt Eden, 4 hours]

 

Saturday 29 August 10am to 2pm
[New Lynn, 4 hours]

SEPTEMBER

 

Thursday 3 Sept 6pm to 10pm
[New Lynn, 4 hours]

 

Saturday 5 Sept, 9.30am-1.30pm
[Mt Eden, 4 hours]

 

Thursday 10 Sept, 6pm-10pm
[Mt Eden, 4 hours]

 

Saturday 12 Sept 10am to 2pm
[New Lynn, 4 hours]

 

Wed 16 Sept 7pm to 9pm – Zoom Session, 2 hours 🎥

Thur 17 Sept 7pm to 9pm – Zoom Session, 2 hours 🎥

 

Friday 18 Sept, 6pm-10pm
[Mt Eden, 4 hours]

 

Thursday 24 Sept, 6pm-10pm
[Mt Eden, 4 hours]

 

Saturday 26 Sept 10am to 2pm
[New Lynn, 4 hours]

Important notes for Zoom sessions 

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).

If you would like to attend one of our Zoom courses, please complete our online registration form, or contact Jess (jessh@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.

Email Griff at 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.

Bridget Gundy
(PTS Facilitator)

Bridget has a background as a family coach, counsellor and Toolbox facilitator. She runs the Parenting Through Separation (PTS) courses at our Mt Eden venue.

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 have questions about our parenting courses, please email familyservices@lifewise.org.nz or phone 09 818 6834

If you need help please contact Lifewise

This can be done confidentially by phone or email.

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