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

6 Aug 2019

Amanda Staniford – Kids Life Academy
Monday 16th September, 7.30pm – 9pm

So you have decided to play ‘happy families’ and live ‘happily ever after!’ Good on you both for making a joint decision about your future! Hold that image in your head and I’ll show you how to work from a design model to create the blended family life that you wished for. You will gain practical tools to ensure that you all begin on the same page of your own fairy tale. This presentation will be interactive, lively and fun and you will walk away with a renewed sense of what is possible while knowing exactly how to achieve your happily ever after!

$11.75 per ticket @ http://www.dashtickets.co.nz/event/tkbr58my0

Suits parents of: All Ages

Grace Vineyard Beach Campus, 111 Seaview Rd, New Brighton. Plenty of parking available on Seaview Road or Beresford Street, as both entrances will be open.

1 Aug 2019

Jenny Hale – The Parenting Place
Thursday, 12th September, 7.30pm – 9pm

If you are faced with a child who is overly sensitive, must get it right every time, hates making mistakes or being corrected, is reluctant to try new things in case they get it wrong and loses the plot over minor issues, we will give you some new insights and ways to manage your perfectionist child.

Suits parents of: 0-13

$11.75 per ticket @ http://www.dashtickets.co.nz/event/h7m2n5v91

Grace Vineyard Beach Campus, 111 Seaview Rd, New Brighton. Plenty of parking available on Seaview Road or Beresford Street, as both entrances will be open.

18 Jul 2019

POSTPONED

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Parenting Expo has been postponed in 2019. Please contact us via email or our online form to be on the mailing list for the next expo.

www.chchparentingexpo.nz

admin@chchparentingexpo.nz

8 Mar 2019

Youth Alive Trust are hosting 3 Parent Seminars in New Brighton, covering 3 popular topics, over 3 consecutive Monday evenings, led by our children’s counsellor, Sandy Hitchens.

Seminar 1: Monday 25th March – Understanding Anxiety
Seminar 2: Monday 1st April – Understanding Aggression
Seminar 3: Monday 8th April – The Power of Connection

More information and online tickets for just $15 each are via the links below:
1. https://events.ticketbooth.co.nz/event/yat-seminar-25march2019
2. https://events.ticketbooth.co.nz/event/yat-seminar-1april2019
3. https://events.ticketbooth.co.nz/event/yat-seminar-8april2019

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

24 Feb 2017

Over 100 parents and what could have been 100 babies turned out for our Brainwave Trust Seminar on the early years.  Heaps of great information.  If you missed out, check our https://www.brainwave.org.nz for information about upcoming seminars.  Or here’s a YouTube link as a taster…https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQymzEueM4A

 

 

28 Oct 2016

We have booked in our next large scale Parenting Seminar with the Brainwave Trust on 23rd Feb 2017 at 10am, who will be talking through the early years! Put the date into your diaries – more info to follow!

10 May 2016

Parenting Roadshow - Petra

200 Parents attended a recent parenting seminar in New Brighton as part of the Parenting Place Roadshow.  TV personality Petra Bagust and popular family speaker John Cowen shared stories, tips and reassurances that brought a lot of laughter, nodding and note taking!!  Great feedback flooded onto Facebook after the event “Such a great evening! Got so much out of it!” (Angela Hamilton), “Really enjoyed the roadshow – thank you John and Petra. Both excellent to listen to” (Shireen Spaull), “Very valuable and quite funny too!” (Andrew Grieve).  The Parenting Road is running events all over the country, to support the NZ’s largest workforce – Mums & Dads!  For more information about other Roadshow events visit: www.parentingplace.org.nz

4 Apr 2016

Parenting Roadshow with Petra Bagust – 9th May

Petra Bagust & John Cowen are travelling the country with The Parenting Place Roadshow. Together they are delivering a Parenting Seminar for east Christchurch, in New Brighton, on 9th May around the general topic of “Raising Happy, Confident and Resilient Children”. Some brilliant techniques to help your kids get the most from life. Real happiness actually comes from secure love, emotional strength and the grit to push through life’s challenges. Buy Tickets HERE ONLINE for just $5

23 Jan 2016

Free Technology Seminar for Parents – Feb 23rd

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 Christian Gallen, an experienced Attitude presenter, part of The Parenting Place, who has done inspirational talks to over 100,000 New Zealand young people!! Cake & Coffee also provided with thanks to funding from the Burwood Pegasus Board of the Christchurch City Council, through the New Brighton Community Safety Partnership. RSVP to: office@yat.org.nz although walk-in’s on the night are very probably. Max 280 seats.