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 One 2018 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
Feb 19 to March 26

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
Feb 20 to March 27
7pm to 9.15pm

OR

Six Thursday mornings
Feb 22 to March 29
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
Feb 21 to March 28

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. We run the occasional course at Te Whare Oranga ō Parakai in Helensville – Term One dates TBC. 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

Thur 18 Jan – 6pm to 10pm

Sat 27 Jan – 10am to 2pm

February

Thur 1 Feb – 6pm to 10pm

Sat 10 Feb – 10am to 2pm

Thur 15 Feb – 6pm to 10pm

Sat 24 Feb – 10am-2pm
(New Lynn)

Sat 24 Feb – 10am-2pm
(Helensville)

March

Thur 1 March – 6pm to 10pm

Sat 10 March – 10am to 2pm

Thur 15 March – 6pm to 10pm

Sat 24 March – 10am to 2pm

Thur 29 March – 6pm to 10pm

April

Sat 7 April – 10am to 2pm

Thur 12 April – 6pm to 10pm

If you need help please contact Lifewise

This can be done confidentially by phone or email.

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