Toolbox Primary Years

Just when we all think we’re getting the hang of this parenting thing, our toddlers become 5-year-olds going on 13-year-olds and we find ourselves facing a whole set of new challenges! Starting school, navigating friendships and deciding how may hours of screen time are too many hours of screen time?

Over six weeks, we’ll cover all of this and more with plenty of opportunities for discussion and questions. With the collective wisdom in the room right now (including your own) we’re sure you’ll come out the other end feeling confident and ready to tackle the primary years with your kids.

Learn about

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

Session 1: The Foundation of Love

Session one is all about getting your foundations right. We'll explore what loving, warm relationships look like and just how important it is for us to value ourselves and our role as parents.

Session 2: Parents

We'll look at the different Parenting Styles and discover which one we use most. We'll also unpack the tools we need to shift parenting styles and take care of ourselves along the way.

Session 3: Stronger, deeper, closer

Learn to understand your kids and the impact that your home atmospheres can have on them. We'll also look at the wonderful world of play and explore some fantastic ideas for whānau fun.

Session 4: Heart-led parenting

We'll tackle big feelings and explore the ways we can deeply connect with our kids. We'll learn to listen to their emotions and deal with anger.

Session 5: Loving Discipline

In session five we'll unpack discipline and provide some tools for setting and maintaining great family boundaries.

Session 6: Putting it all together

We'll reflect on what we've learned and look at the future of our whānau with hope and optimism.

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Cost & Payment

Toolbox costs $75 per person our register as a couple and pay $110 for two.
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Experts in this course


Linde-Marie Amersfoort

Linde-Marie is our Child and Family Psychologist at Parenting Place. On top of her clinical practice work, she also works in our research team developing and evaluating our parenting programmes. She is Christchurch-based and in her free-time loves to explore the Port Hills and surrounding areas. Linde-Marie has a blog where she shares her thoughts and experiences on parenting her two teenage children

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