Course

Toolbox Preschool Years

Parenting your toddler or preschooler comes with a surprising amount of unexpected challenges! Sleep deprivation, strong-willed 2-year-olds, picky eaters and food flying everywhere!

Over six weeks, we’ll cover all of this and more with plenty of opportunities for discussion and questions. We’re sure you’ll come out the other end feeling confident and ready to tackle the toddler and preschool years with your kids.

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What we'll cover

  • Different parenting styles
  • Understanding your child
  • Setting boundaries
  • The importance of love and connection

Session 1: Understanding love and connection

Session one explores what loving warm relationships look like.

Session 2: Understanding yourself as a parent

Session two takes a look at different parenting styles and helps us uncover which one we use most. This session also unpacks the tools needed to shift parenting styles and take care of ourselves along the way.

Session 3: Understanding emotions

Session three is about helping us understand our children's emotions and explores the ways we can deeply connect with our kids by learning to listen and understand their emotions.

Session 4: Understanding behaviour

Session four is about understanding how we can respond to our children’s behaviour by encouraging the behaviour we want and responding to the behaviour we don’t want.

Session 5: Understanding the world of a preschooler

Session five looks at some of the common challenges of parenting preschoolers, and parenting tools that offer helpful support.

Session 6: Understanding a culture of connection

Session six looks at the importance of having routines, rituals and fun with our children. It is an opportunity to reflect on the key topics we have covered so far and the dreams we have for our children.

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Dates & Locations

Online - Parenting Place - February - Evening

Start Date:
13 Feb 2023
End Date:
20 Mar 2023
Time:
19:00 PM - 21:00 PM
Venue:
Online via Zoom

LifeCare Centre - Manukau City Baptist Church

Start Date:
15 Feb 2023
End Date:
22 Mar 2023
Time:
19:15 PM - 21:15 PM
Venue:
9 Lambie Drive, Manukau City Centre, Auckland 2104

Catholic Social Services - Dunedin

Start Date:
22 Feb 2023
End Date:
29 Mar 2023
Time:
09:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Venue:
42 Macandrew Road
Dunedin 9012

Lifewise - In Person

Start Date:
27 Feb 2023
End Date:
03 Apr 2023
Time:
19:00 PM - 21:00 PM
Venue:
Lifewise Family Services, 3055 Great North Road, 3rd Floor
New Lynn, Auckland 0600

Online - Parenting Place - May - Evening

Start Date:
03 May 2023
End Date:
07 Jun 2023
Time:
19:00 PM - 21:00 PM
Venue:
Online via Zoom

Online - Parenting Place - May - Daytime

Start Date:
04 May 2023
End Date:
08 Jun 2023
Time:
12:30 PM - 14:30 PM
Venue:
Online via Zoom

Online - Parenting Place - July - Evening

Start Date:
24 Jul 2023
End Date:
28 Aug 2023
Time:
19:00 PM - 21:00 PM
Venue:
Online via Zoom

Online - Parenting Place - October - Evening

Start Date:
16 Oct 2023
End Date:
20 Nov 2023
Time:
19:00 PM - 21:00 PM
Venue:
Online via Zoom

Cost & Payment

Toolbox costs $75 per person or register as a couple and pay $110 for two.
Online Toolbox courses cost an extra $10 to cover the postage of manuals.
If paying for Toolbox is going to be a barrier for you to attend, please get in touch.

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