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.

The Toolbox Parenting Courses offered in Term Four 2019 are:

Baby and Toddler Years
(0 to 5)

(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
14 Oct to 18 Nov, 2019
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 
15 Oct to 19 Nov, 2019
Times:
7:00 pm to 9:15 pm

OR

Dates:
Six Friday mornings
18 Oct to 22 Nov, 2019
Times:
9:30 am to 11:30 am

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
16 Oct to 20 Nov, 2019
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.

SEPTEMBER 2019

Sat 7 Sept – 10am – 2pm

Wed 11 Sept – 6pm – 10pm

Sat 21 Sept – 10am – 2pm

Thur 26 Sept – 6pm – 10pm

October 2019

Sat 5 Oct – 10am – 2pm

Thur 10 Oct – 6pm – 10pm

Sat 19 Oct – 10am – 2pm

Thur 24 Oct – 10am – 2pm

November 2019

Sat 2 Nov – 10am – 2pm

Thur 7 Nov – 10am – 2pm

Sat 16 Nov – 6pm – 10pm

Thur 21 Nov – 10am – 2pm

Sat 30 Nov – 6pm – 10pm

December 2019

Thur 5 Dec – 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

Sheridan Eketone
(Toolbox Coordinator & 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.

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

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