Parenting Seminars

We host one-off seminars for parents on relevant subjects with quality speakers, that teach, inspire and show you that you're not the only one going through those issues!

Latest Updates

12 Mar 2018

Free Technology Seminar for Parents – March  26th 7:30 – 9:00pm @ Parklands Baptist (180 Queenspark Drive)

Eastside parents, caregivers, grandparents, teachers, or anyone working with young people are invited to a seminar to update you on how technology is affecting young people, and some tips and techniques to protect them and your family. Led by the hilarious Attitude presenters, part of The Parenting Place, who have done inspirational talks to over 100,000 New Zealand young people!! Tea and Coffee provided.  Koha on the door (suggested $5 donation – not compulsory)

12 Oct 2017

In this informative, entertaining presentation the audience will gain an understanding of the latest information on brain changes and hence the behaviours we observe as a child transitions through adolescence to an adult.

These seminars and workshops are for parents and professionals who are working with adolescents. Our information is entirely based on up-to-date scientific medical research. Our work is scientific and evidence based, our message is positive and is important to our whole community.

Concern about young people is not new. Each generation is known to have concern about the generation following and we are the first generation to understand the changes that happen in the brain. Recent research shows that there is a burst of neuronal activity in late childhood and adolescence that is linked with risk taking and impulsive, emotional behaviours typical of teenagers.

Consistent, nurturing and positive early experiences grow resilient, empathetic and intelligent adults. Conversely adolescents in New Zealand relative to other developed countries have a high rate of social morbidity.

The presenters on the day are Andrea Dahl and Jim Sole. Parents, caregivers, grandparents, and teens are all very welcome. Tea, coffee and biscuits provided afterwards, so stay around for a chat and a look at other parenting programmes offered at Youth Alive Trust.

Thank you to the Dublin Street Trust for funding these seminars.

Register Now for your FREE Ticket at: www.brainwave.org.nz/register

20 Jun 2017

We’re excited to be hosting 4 Seminars over Parenting Week 2017:

  1. Growing a Great Reader by Dr Amy Scott. Monday 21st August at 10am. Free.
  2. Tools for Engaging Cooperation by Jenny Hale. Tuesday 22nd August at 7pm. Free
  3. Family Wellbeing by The Alright Team.  Monday 28th August at 7pm. Free
  4. A Baby’s Cues by Philippa Murphy. Wednesday 30th August at 9:30am. $10pp

Book your tickets now at: http://www.dashtickets.co.nz/tour/916