Parenting Week Speakers

Parenting Week Speakers

Dr Sue Bagshaw

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Sue Bagshaw has 4 adult children and 6 mokopuna, she  works as a primary care doctor specialising in adolescent/youth health at a one stop community youth health centre for 10-25 year olds, which she helped to set up, now under a new trust called Korowai Youth Well-being Trust.  She is a senior lecturer in adolescent health in the department of Paediatrics at the Christchurch School of Medicine.

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Tracey Beard

Tracey Beard is a Career Expert, Strategist and Coach who focuses on helping students and young adults aged 16-25 years to progress from high school to a career that makes them happy! She is changing the way that parents and young adults approach the career exploration process, using contemporary online tools and powerful coaching that challenges old paradigms and advocates for the child. Having taken 15 years to find her ‘why’ in the world of work and being a parent of young adults herself, she knows the challenges that parents and young adults face in making good decisions about career and study options beyond high school. Tracey has coached more than 3000 students across New Zealand and her work has featured in the Latitude Magazine and Northern Outlook newspaper, leading to a Professional Services Award in the North Canterbury Business Awards. Tracey believes that knowledge is power, and when you know better you do better, so she is passionate about ensuring that young adults build their awareness of themselves, so they can do great work!

Chris Bowden

Dr Chris Bowden

Dr. Chris Bowden(PhD in Health, MA, BA HonsI) is a lecturer in the School of Education at Victoria University of Wellington. He teaches in the area of child and adolescent development and mental health and supervises students in the Masters of Educational Psychology programme. His areas of expertise include learning, motivation, child and adolescent mental health, coping and resiliency.

Chris delivers professional development and education to a wide range of education, health and social service providers. He is an advocate of gender-responsive, problem-solving and solutions-focused approaches. 

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Emma Chivers and Rachel Sangster are Clifton Strengths ™ Accredited Coaches with many years of experience with individuals and groups in a wide range of contexts. They both love to inspire adults, young people and children to be the best them they can be and have found CliftonStrengths ™  to be a wonderful  tool for helping to create healthy individuals and strong families and teams.

Erin Enright

Erin Enright

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My personal journey is key in driving me to want to educate young girls, enlighten their caregivers and to help spread understanding of Menstrual Well-being.

Currently, I am studying towards a Master of Health Science at Canterbury University, I  have a Post Graduate Diploma in Health Informatics from Otago University, and in an earlier life, I was an IT business analyst!

Hobbies that help keep me sane include trail-running, yoga, gardening, home decorating and collecting all things vintage. I live in the Port Hills, Christchurch with my husband and two children and tackle all things with enthusiasm and a sense of fun.

 

Catherine Gallagher and Jo Bader

Catherine Gallagher is a Registered Clinical Psychologist, MNZCCP, MA(Hons). She has worked in both public and private work settings, primarily focused on child and family issues. Currently she has a small private practice and is also the clinical practice manager at START.

Jo Bader is a social worker of 18 year’s experience in the NGO sector. She has worked at Methodist Mission and St John of God Waipuna Hauora Trust, before joining the START team in 2015.

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Jenny Hale

Jenny Hale is our Senior Family Coach and we’ve been lucky enough to have her on our team for 19 years now. Once upon a time, Jenny was a teacher. These days, she spends her time supporting our team of Family Coaches, training new ones, and travelling around the country talking in preschools, schools and churches. She loves working with families and helping them find solutions to the challenges they face with behaviour and parenting.

Jenny has been married to Stuart for 40 years and adores being a grandma to her grandkids. She needs a support group so she can stop buying books for them. She’d love to raise free-range chickens, write children’s books and perhaps even take up horse-riding again.

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Jax Hamilton

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With 2 best selling cookbooks under her belt; the face of Countdown’s successful Feed 4 for $15 everyday meals campaign and her own regular inspiring website with hints and tips www.jaxhamilton.co.nz, Jax is all about great, seasonal ingredients and reinventing incredible meals from your own stocked pantry, to inspire you and your family, without jumping in the car and picking up one off / one use expensive items.

As a mother and businesswoman, Jax loves to present quick and simple meals that will inspire you to think out of the box; satisfy your family and friends, but mostly to empower you to feel good about creating gorgeous dishes, filling exciting lunch boxes, tricking fussy teenagers by providing food with personality from your own garden, pantry and kitchen.

She started cooking for her family of 8 from the age of 7 years old and hailing from East London, with Jamaican heritage, Jax is able to pull on a wealth of culinary skills and knowledge, which she blends with Kiwi ingredients, Jamaican personality and English banter.

Prepare yourself for giggles and nibbles.

Tim Heidman

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Tim has been engaging in public speaking since 2012 and in that time has developed a positive reputation for his practical, down-to-earth and, at times, humorous talks on a range of topics related to parenting and behaviour management strategies.

Tim Heidmann has been working with children and young people for over 25 years. He works as a Resource Teacher of Learning & Behaviour (RTLB) and on any given day can be found in any of 38 North Canterbury Schools supporting teachers, whanau and students to manage and respond to challenging behaviours.

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Celia Hogan

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As a facilitator of outdoor and nature-based learning, Celia inspires Early Childhood Education (ECE) and Primary teachers to look beyond the day-to-day challenges and find outdoor learning opportunities where kids can blossom.  Celia originally studied outdoor recreation and adult education. For the past 20 years she has worked for a variety of outdoor education organisations internationally, setting up, developing and running outdoor programmes, wilderness expeditions, leadership development programmes and establishing risk management and safety systems. Now with two wild preschoolers herself she wants to share her passion for getting children outdoors and into nature. 

Celia currently runs a bush kindy play session each week and runs Nature Education training, workshops and conferences. She is also focused on changing legislation in ECE to enable full time nature kindergartens to start here in NZ.   

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Mike King

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In a past life, Mike was one of NZ’s most well known entertainers, but that role has changed dramatically since the conception of the radio show The Nutters Club back in 2009. The show evolved from Mike’s own experience of mental illness and addiction and has become a huge success with it now airing weekly on Newstalk ZB on a Sunday evening.

These days Mike is better known for his work as a prominent mental health educator and Ambassador for The Key to Life Charitable Trust, which aims to reverse the population trends of depression and suicide by effecting positive social change.

Mike’s uses an unorthodox approach when talking to youth and wider communities sharing his struggles with his inner critic and allowing people to recognise that everyone has problems and it is ok to ask for help.

Although suicide prevention is the big picture, Mike doesn’t actively discuss it choosing to concentrate on delivering a hopeful message and connecting people, services and resources within the community.

Akira Le Fevre

Akira Le Fevre

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Akira Le Fevre is a health promoter for Family Planning working alongside community groups, schools and educational institutes to promote and advance sexual and reproductive health through the delivery and facilitation of programmes. In his role he provides training to teachers in using the Family Planning resource “Navigating the Journey” within their schools to teach Sexuality and Relationship Education as part of the NZ Curriculum.

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Liz McNaughton

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Liz is currently a Deputy Principal at Waitaha School. She has 28 years of teaching experiences. and has taught within mainstream, special education schools and was a Resource Teacher of Learning and Behaviour (RTLB) for 6 years.  While as an RTLB Liz became involved in the Reducing Stress Research Project with Dr Kathleen Liberty and Maureen Allan.  She led the Replication Project which involved 8 Schools, 6 Kindergartens and 14 Preschools in the East of Christchurch and was involved in creating the Webinars called “Your Child & Stress – let’s fix this mess.”

Anna Mowat

Anna Mowat

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Anna works as part of the team behind the All Right? Campaign, actively supporting wellbeing at a community level in fun, light and innovative ways. Her predominant work with All Right? is as the advisor, content writer for All Right? Parenting and Sparklers. Anna is also working as part of the Canterbury District Health Board and Auckland University collaboration co-designing an app developed to help Canterbury parents support their children with emotional regulation.  She is an imperfect Mum to three girls on a personal mission to ensure no parent ever feels ‘alone’.

Anna co-directs Real Parents Ltd with Dean Sutherland, South Island providers of the Incredible Years Parenting programmes for the Ministry of Education.

John Parsons

John Parsons

John Parsons is an Internet Safety and Risk Assessment Consultant to schools the private sector and the health sector, providing specialist advice and direction on the safe use of Digital Communication Technology.

He delivers cyber safety workshops to those who work with young people in areas of health, education and safety. John also delivers parent/caregiver cyber safety workshops through school or community based initiatives.

John also works with individuals, young people and families who have become ensnared by predatory adults across digital networks, those who have been cyber abused and children and youth who abuse others using online technologies.

He is New Zealand’s leading authority on Safeguarding children online. John is a published author and signed copies of his book Keeping Your Children Safe Online will be available during the session.

Karen Riley

Karyn Riley

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Parent educator and well-being specialist Karyn Riley helps stay-at-home and working mums have time for their priorities, rediscover their identity, build strong relationships and live the life they want. 

Karyn is a Christchurch-based speaker, author of “How to Keep the YOU in Mum”, contributing writer and mother of two. 

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Jim Sole

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Jim has specialised in the Family Harm sector since 2000. He has held a variety of roles within the sector and worked nationally and overseas. In 2010 he was awarded a Queens Service Medal for services to family violence. 

Jim joined Brainwave in 2009 and has presented to a variety of audiences on the Early Years and Teenage Brain. These have included parent groups, public presentations, ECE and schools, The Psychologist Society, Teen Parent Units, Christchurch Prisons, Stopping Violence Services and Refuge. 

His focus is on providing practical advice about what really matters in the early years, and supporting parents and whānau to make positive choices. He likes to share stories and share a laugh through the presentation.

Amanda Staniford

Amanda Staniford

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Your life line for this life time!  A holistic educator who continually expands what is possible! A parent who only ever listened to her own internal voice on her parenting journey. 

Creator and founder of Amanda Staniford Coaching, Kids Life Academy and Dream Divas she is the drama teacher that is drama free! Her approach to life has always been believe in yourself and go for the dream. This is approach is what sets her apart from others. 

She will show you in an interactive and fun approach how to regain some order and understanding in your parenting role.

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Dean Sutherland

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First and foremost, Dean has over 20 years of experience as a parent of 3 children. He is also a Speech-language therapist and a senior lecturer at the University of Canterbury. He is passionate about helping children and adults understand and develop the art of communication.

In these workshops Dean will share his top tips for communicating and connecting with your children and teenagers – to help get through difficult times.

Dean co-directs Real Parents Ltd with Anna Mowat, South Island providers of the Incredible Years Parenting programmes for the Ministry of Education.

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Pio Terei

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Much loved comedian, actor and singer Pio Terei MNZM, has made a career out of using his talents to charm and delight audiences across a host of TV shows and live performances. A two-time NZ Film Awards Best Comedy Performer, Pio’s work has taken him across the breadth of Aotearoa where he has met many interesting characters.

Pio has been part of the Parenting Place whānau since 2002, presenting his now well-known Parenting with Pio Show, and more recently playing a lead role in the development of Building Awesome Whānau. Through his shows and speaking engagements, Pio continues to spread the message that with aroha, we can all be awesome, loving whānau.

Julie Williams

Julie Williams

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Julie has been working at Kingdom Resources as a  Financial Mentor  (Budget Advisor) for 15+yrs. Over this time she has dealt with a wide variety of clients, including working alongside families who are dealing with mental health issues, addictions, abuse and homelessness.

Throughout this time she has gained some great tools for families and individuals to help manage their cash flow, live in a more sustainable way and not worry so much about money.

Having taken her own experience of raising a teenager and a young son so she knows the highs and lows of juggling things on a tight income and making tough decisions to make the budget work. And she knows not one size fits all!

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Dahlia Xander

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Dahlia Xander is the Manager of Pregnancy Help Canterbury. She has a background in education, administration, birth advocacy and antenatal instruction.

Dahlia has a passion for helping families navigate the complex change that comes with becoming a parent, and nurturing the confidence to parent with love.

Parenting Week Events

Parenting Week Events

Monday 9th September

10am – 11.30am

How to Support Kids Who Have Experienced Scary Things

The focus of this talk will be on how to support kids who have experienced scary events. To know  what is ‘normal’ and when is it time to get help. Given START’s work in the area of sexual abuse, some of our examples will relate to this topic. However as Cantabrians  we are well aware of what else has happened in our region and so the conversation will also include more general information around supporting children through trauma.

Catherine Gallagher & Jo Bader – START
Monday 9th September, 10am – 11.30am
St Albans Baptist Church, 64 McFaddens Rd, St Albans. Parking off Redwood Place.
Hosted by Neighbourhood Trust

FREE – but please reserve your seat through Dash Tickets

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7pm – 8.30pm

Building Awesome Whanau

Entertainer Pio Terei shares his heart, his stories and a huge amount of practical parenting knowledge. Pio is one of the best loved entertainers in the country and this show combines songs, stories, videos and great parenting ideas. As a co-creator of the widely popular Building Awesome Whanau, Pio focuses on positive solutions and shares vital messages about happy, healthy family life in a way that really ‘clicks’ with the audience. 

Pio Terei – The Parenting Place
Monday 9th September, 7pm – 8.30pm
Belfast Rugby Clubrooms, Sheldon Park, 18 March Place, Belfast
Hosted by Belfast Community Network

FREE – but please reserve your seat through Dash Tickets

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7.30pm – 8.30pm

Improving Mental Health through Nature Play in the Early Years (0-6 years)

In New Zealand we are seeing an increase in mental health issues including anxiety and depression, like we have never seen before. There is lots of talk about why this is happening and there are many facets to the answer. But as parents we want to protect our children from harm and do the best we can. In protecting them – are we doing more harm than good?

In this interactive presentation we will be looking at the changes in society and the impact these have on our children, how screen time has replaced outdoor play and the significance of this change. We will then finish up with some practical ways that as parents you can help to build your children’s resilience while helping them develop into capable, confident children. 

Celia Hogan – Little Kiwi’s Nature Play
Monday 9th September, 7.30pm – 8.30pm
Papanui Baptist Church Hall, 144 Sawyers Arms Rd, Papanui
Hosted by Organic Kids

Gold Coin donation. Please bring a gold coin on the night. Spaces are limited so reserve your seats through Dash Tickets. Proceeds to go to The Champion Centre.

 

Tuesday 10th September

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11am – 12noon

Finding Peace After Losing a Baby

Our caring staff will help you begin the journey of healing from the deep grief of losing a baby before birth.

In this interactive and informal presentation we will introduce you to healthy ways of grieving, excellent resources, and if you wish, we can provide an opportunity to commemorate your precious little one.  

Tuesday 10 September 2019, 11.00am – 12.00pm
More info or to RSVP: 03 351 3227 or pregcentrechch@gmail.com
Suits: Anyone who is struggling with baby loss

Restriction: Adults

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7pm – 8.30pm

Building Awesome Whanau

Entertainer Pio Terei shares his heart, his stories and a huge amount of practical parenting knowledge. Pio is one of the best loved entertainers in the country and this show combines songs, stories, videos and great parenting ideas. As a co-creator of the widely popular Building Awesome Whanau, Pio focuses on positive solutions and shares vital messages about happy, healthy family life in a way that really ‘clicks’ with the audience. 

Pio Terei – The Parenting Place
Tuesday 10th September, 7pm – 8.30pm
Haeata Community Campus, 240 Breezes Rd, Aranui
Hosted by Linwood Avenue Union Church, Linwood Avenue Community Corner Trust, and the Christchurch Methodist Mission.

FREE – but please reserve your seat through Dash Tickets

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7pm – 8.30pm

Supporting Children with Anxiety

This is Anna and Dean’s most requested presentation and where they like to take the worry out of anxiety by taking you though:

  • a broad look at what anxiety and worries are all about
  • how these emotions have come to be ‘perceived’ as so prevalent
  • active strategies to help children (and parents!) learn to regulate their big emotions. 

Suits parents of: 0-13 year olds

Anna Mowat & Dean Sutherland – All right?
Tuesday 10 September, 7pm – 8.30pm
Shirley Primary School, 11 Shirley Rd, Shirley
Hosted by Shirley Primary School Board of Trustees

Tickets $5.00 – available from Dash Tickets

Sue Bagshaw
7.30pm – 9pm

OMG They’re Teenagers!

Sue will talk about the joys of parenting teenagers and how understanding the changes in their bodies and brains will help parents assist their children to develop well.

Suits parents of: Pre-teens/Teens

Dr Sue Bagshaw – Collaborative Trust
Tuesday 10 September, 7.30pm – 9pm
The Village Church Bryndwr, 365a Ilam Road, Bryndwr

Tickets $10.00 – available from Dash Tickets

Wednesday 11th September

Julie Williams
9.30am – 12noon

Money Mates

Come and join a group to discuss how to make money work better for you. Reduce the stress and create a plan that will help you and your family achieve your financial goals. This will be a practical workshop.

Over the session we will look at:

  • Your relationship with Money
  • Ways of managing money
  • Getting out of debt
  • Managing the curveballs

Suits parents of: All Ages

Julie Williams – Kingdom Resources
Wednesday 11th September, 9.30am – 12noon
St Albans Baptist Church, 64 McFaddens Rd, St Albans. Parking off Redwood Place.
Hosted by Kingdom Resources

FREE – but spaces are limited so please reserve your seat through Dash Tickets

Karen Riley
7.30pm – 9pm

Parent Time Management – how to achieve more by focusing on less

Karyn will share tips, tools, and techniques on how to make the most of your time as a busy parent, set simple daily goals, achieve more by focusing on less, and have a sense of balance in our lives. Karyn will show you how saying “No” (without guilt or explanation) helps simplify busy lives and allows you to say “Yes” to what’s truly important to you and your family. For more information, contact Karyn results@rileylife.co.nz

Suits parents of: All Ages

Karyn Riley – Riley Life
Wednesday 11th September, 7.30pm – 9pm
St Albans Baptist Church, 64 McFaddens Rd, St Albans. Parking off Redwood Place.
Hosted by Neighbourhood Trust

Tickets $10.00 – available through Dash Tickets

 

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7.30pm – 9pm

The Perfectionist Child

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

Jenny Hale – The Parenting Place
Wednesday 11th September, 7.30pm – 9pm
Burnside Elim Church, 193 Grahams Rd, Burnside
Hosted by Burnside Elim Church

Tickets $10.00 – available through Dash Tickets

Thursday 12th September

Akira Le Fevre
7pm – 9pm

Open and Honest workshop with Family Planning

Talking about sex, sexuality and relationships can be difficult for parents and caregivers – and for their young people.  If you’re worried about having the talk, think your own knowledge is a bit sketchy or just want some time to reflect on your own values and beliefs, our Open and Honest workshop could be just the thing.  It is a great opportunity for you to give and share information with other parents and caregivers in a supportive and informal environment and to help you build skills to navigate discussions with your young people.

Suits parents of: Pre-teens and teens

Akira Le Fevre – Health Promoter from Family Planning
Thursday, 12th September, 7pm – 9pm
St John of God Waipuna, 349 Woodham Rd, Linwood
Hosted by Family Planning

FREE – but spaces are limited so please reserve your seats through Dash Tickets

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7.30pm – 9pm

The Strong-Willed Child

Some children are naturally compliant while others seem to fight their parents for every bit of ground. A practical session where you’ll pick up a range of strategies that will increase your confidence and effectiveness as a parent of strong-willed and spirited children.

Suits parents of: 0-13 year olds

Jenny Hale – The Parenting Place
Thursday, 12th September, 7.30pm – 9pm
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.
Hosted by Youth Alive Trust

Tickets $10.00 – available through Dash Tickets

Amanda Staniford
7.30pm – 9pm

Human Teenagers are Amazing Humans

We are all human. We are all alive and breathing on planet Earth. That fact alone makes us deserving! We all deserve to be the best version of ourselves that we were created to be. So I urge you to stop labelling teenagers! Stop deciding on the expectations of this group of humans. Stop deciding that they will disappoint you, go off the rails, be out of control, yell and scream, manipulate and abuse you. Stop deciding that parenting a teenager is hard work, a thankless task and difficult! Now is the time to save our emerging adults and allow them to shine.

Join me and I’ll show you how to create change firstly in your own mind, then in your teenager’s lives, rippling out to your families and your communities.

We need to do this and the time is now!

Suits parents of: Pre-teens and Teens

Amanda Staniford – Kids Life Academy
Thursday, 12th September 7.30pm – 9pm
Papanui Youth Development Trust, 1a Harewood Rd, Papanui
Hosted by Papanui Youth Development Trust

Tickets $10.00 – available from Dash Tickets

Friday 13th September

Chris Bowden
7.30pm – 9pm

Beyond Blame: Coping with Parent-Adolescent Conflict

Conflict between children/adolescents and their parents/caregivers can range small disagreements to full on WWIII. Sometimes conflict can be sorted quickly and other times it can feel like it will last forever. Conflict within families is fairly normal, but too much can be risky for children and teenagers wellbeing and psychosocial adjustment. Conflict management is good for you, your relationships and your children/teens. Fathers, mothers and caregivers are significant role models for teaching young people how to manage and resolve conflict.

Come along if you would like to learn more about:

  • Sources of conflict – why conflict increases during adolescence.
  • Patterns of conflict – how conflict increases in frequency and intensity.
  • Conflict resolutions styles – (e.g., problem-solving, engagement, avoidance/withdrawal, compliance).
  • Dos and don’t’s for Dads – rules of engagement.
  • How to manage and resolve conflict (de-escalate, talk-through and recover/restore) in ways that lead to closer, more flexible, healthier relationships with children/teens where power, responsibility and decision-making is shared.

There will also be time for Q&A

Suits parents of: All Ages

Chris Bowden – Victoria University Wellington
Friday 13th September, 7.30pm – 9pm
St Albans Baptist Church, 64 McFaddens Rd, St Albans. Parking off Redwood Place.
Hosted by Neighbourhood Trust

Gold Coin donation. Please bring a gold coin on the night. Spaces are limited so reserve your seats through Dash Tickets.

Monday 16th September

7pm – 8.30pm

Menstrual Well-being: Let’s talk about it!

Come and tap in to the knowledge and understanding Erin has around Menstrual Well-being. After extensive research she has come up with some life-changing tips that will enable you to make your cycle work for you and provide the empowerment and strength you need to live your life to the fullest.  

Panel of Menstrual Enthusiasts

We will have a representative from Daysy, your personal fertility tracker, a book display, local and online resource information and lots of hands-on menstrual education props.

This session is for anyone who would like to learn, and ideal for parents and children to attend together.

Suitable for: Everyone

Erin Enright – Collaborative Trust
Monday 16th September, 7pm-8.30pm
Bridge Club, 21 Nova Place, Riccarton
Hosted by Collaborative Trust

Tickets $10.00 – available from Dash Tickets

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7pm – 8.30pm

Building our Kid’s Resilience

Anna and Dean have some most loved topics and this is one of them!  In this dynamic and interesting workshop they’ll take you through:

  • what is ‘resilience’? 
  • some resilience self-reflection – how we know we are resilient? 
  • getting through those moments when we need to call upon our resilience
  • things we can do to help build our own – and our children’s – resilience

Suits parents of: All Ages

Anna Mowat & Dean Sutherland – All right?
Monday 16th September, 7pm – 8.30pm
Hope Presbyterian Church Hornby, 27 Amyes Rd, Hornby

Tickets $5.00 – available from Dash Tickets

Tuesday 17th September

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7pm – 8.30pm

Empowering Our Young People

Selwyn Parenting Network brings Mike King to Parenting Week to share his experience of mental illness and addiction and his insights into the problems faced by young people today. Mike removes the stigma around mental health issues and promotes the message that it’s okay to ask for help. He champions a whole school, community wide approach to wellbeing, sharing ideas about how we can empower our young people to help them develop resilience and live happy and productive lives.

Rolleston College,
631 Springston Rolleston Rd,
Rolleston

Tickets $12.00 per person or $20.00 for 2 people – available from Dash Tickets

John Parsons
7pm – 8.30pm

Internet Health and Wellbeing

Are you a parent/guardian concerned about how your child uses the internet or mobile phone?

Cybercrime is a very real issue facing families in NZ, but there are easy practical steps to reduce the risk. Parenting Week invites you to a presentation on the issues associated with the inappropriate use of computers, mobile phones and the internet.

Topics covered:

  • Online grooming.
  • Damaged reputations.
  • Cyber bullying.
  • Reputation Management.
  • Learning to repel & report.
  • Future proofing for employment.

Suits parents of: All Ages

John Parsons
Tuesday 17th September, 7pm – 8.30pm
St Albans Baptist Church, 64 McFaddens Rd, St Albans. Parking off Redwood Place.
Hosted by Neighbourhood Trust

Tickets $10.00 – available from Dash Tickets

Julie Williams
7pm – 9pm

Money Mates

Come and join a group to discuss how to make money work better for you. Reduce the stress and create a plan that will help you and your family achieve your financial goals. This will be a practical workshop.

Over the session we will look at:

  • Your relationship with Money
  • Ways of managing money
  • Getting out of debt
  • Managing the curveballs

Suits parents of: All Ages

Julie Williams – Kingdom Resources
Tuesday 17th September, 7pm – 9pm
Kingdom Resources, 285 Lincoln Road, Addington
Hosted by Kingdom Resources

Free – but spaces are limited so please reserve your seat through Dash Tickets

Tim Heidman
7.30pm – 9pm

Building Resilience& Responding to Anxiety: An evening of Positive Behaviour Tips and Techniques

Tim believes that a focus on Positive Parenting using consistent and systematic ideas, strategies and consequences is the path towards getting the very best out of our children…including: developing and building resilience, responding appropriately to anxiety and equipping our children to cope with future challenges.

Suits parents of: All Ages

Tim Heidmann – Resource Teacher of Learning & Behaviour
Tuesday 17th September, 7.30pm – 9pm
Clarkville Primary School, 10 Heywards Rd, Clarkville
Hosted by Clarkville School PTA

Tickets $10.00 – available from Dash Tickets

Wednesday 18th September

10am – 12noon

Weaving Harakeke for Beginners

Haere Mai! Come along and learn to weave puti puti/flowers and simple weaving.  All Welcome

Suits parents of: All Ages

Te Puawaitanga Ki Otautahi Trust
Wednesday 18th September, 10am – 12noon
Te Puawaitanga Ki Otautahi Trust, 153 Gilberthorpes Rd, Hei Hei

FREE but please register your space at Dash Tickets

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7.30pm – 9pm

Love in a Lunchbox with Jax Hamilton

Jax will be showcasing time saving & tasty ideas to make school lunch prep quick and easy.  With her fun hacks she’ll present some fabulous snacks for your whanau – and you!

Suits parents of: All Ages

Jax Hamilton
Wednesday 18th September, 7.30pm – 9pm
St Albans Baptist Church, 64 McFaddens Rd, St Albans. Parking off Redwood Place.
Hosted by Neighbourhood Trust

Tickets $15.00 – available from Dash Tickets

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7.30pm – 9pm

Stress and Children 

We are all affected by stress throughout our lives and over the past nine years, we have all been affected with additional stress caused by the earthquakes.   Children experience stress differently to adults, this is due to their age and stage of development at the time of the stress occurs.   This is an informative session where Liz McNaughton will discuss how stress affects children and what strategies we can use to support them at home.

Suits parents of: 0-13

Liz McNaughton
Wednesday 18th September, 7.30pm- 9pm
St Francis of Assisi Hall, 370 Innes Rd, Mairehau
Hosted by St Francis of Assisi PTA

Tickets $5.00 – available from Dash Tickets

7.30pm – 9pm

CliftonStrengths Based Parenting Seminar

Parenting is not easy and there is no one right way to do it. But what if each of us was empowered to discover and embrace our own individual parenting style through understanding what the best version of us looks like?  This in turn would mean we would parent our children likewise equipping them with the tools they need to be fully prepared to meet life’s challenges. Gallup research has shown that focusing on talents and strengths can improve our quality of life resulting not only in increased productivity and quality of work but also in increased confidence, hope and kindness

In this interactive seminar you will be introduced to Strengths Based Parenting and CliftonStrengths™ tools and begin the journey to becoming a Strengths Based Family.

Suits parents of: All Ages

Emma Chivers & Rachel Sangster
Wednesday 18th September, 7.30pm – 9pm
South West Baptist Church – 244 Lyttelton St, Spreydon
Hosted by Project Esther

Tickets $5.00 – available from Dash Tickets

Thursday 19th September

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1pm – 3pm

Pregnancy Help Canterbury Open Day

Pregnancy Help is a non-religiously affiliated and non-means tested charity that supports anyone looking for support in pregnancy through parenting in the first year of infancy.  Drop-in to learn about our non-judgmental, friendly, and free services including:

  • pregnancy tests
  • maternity & baby clothing (newborn -1 year)
  • equipment loans
  • cloth nappy bank
  • SUDI prevention co-sleeping beds
  • parenting courses
  • weekly Bumps & Bubs support group

We’ll have some baskets on Open Day of baby items to look through to pick out a few pieces for your baby or a friend!

Thursday 19th September, 1pm – 3pm
Pregnancy Help  Canterbury, 95 Hawke St, New Brighton

FREE – just come along!

Dahlia Xander
3pm

Building Well-being in the Transistion to Parenthood

After baby is born, the focus seems to shift to all about baby and baby’s well-child visits, sleep, eating, and even poos!  Let’s not forget that a parent needs to feel well too.  Come learn about some practical tips, tricks and tools to keep your well-being as a new parent in focus too! In-arm babies welcome to attend.

Dahlia Xander
Thursday 19th September, 3pm
Pregnancy Help  Canterbury, 95 Hawke St, New Brighton

FREE – but please register your space at Dash Tickets

 

Jim-Sole
7pm – 9pm

Brainwave Trust – Nurture Your Tamariki

The way in which children’s brains develop is influenced by the experiences they have, shaping the way they think, feel, and behave…

This two-hour session delivered by an expert Brainwave Kaiako is designed to equip parents with the knowledge to help their children reach their full potential.  Providing practical advice about what really matters in the early years, the session will support parents and whānau to make positive choices.  Children need to feel loved and every day there are opportunities to help children reach their potential!

Suits parents of: All Ages

Jim Sole
Thursday 19th September, 7pm – 9pm
City East Church, 110-118 Shortland St, Wainoni
Hosted by City East Church

Tickets $5.00 – available from Dash Tickets

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7pm – 9pm

Career Matters: Transforming Your Teenagers into Confident, Sucessful Graduates

Navigating high school and NCEA is a challenge for teenagers, and helping them to move into the world of work or tertiary studies can be a stressful, uncertain time for their parents. But it doesn’t have to be that way! Guiding your teenager to find their purpose in the world of work, embrace their uniqueness and get excited about a career is possible, with practical strategies and up-to-date information that reduces the confrontation involved in answering the “What are doing after high school?” question that inevitably comes.

Suits parents of: Teens/NCEA students

Tracey Beard – Career Matters
Thursday 19th September, 7.30pm – 9pm
Parklands Baptist Community Church, 180 Queenspark Drive
Hosted by Queenspark Community Trust

Tickets $10.00 – available from Dash Tickets

Parenting Week

Parenting Week

Here at Neighbourhood Trust we are passionate about supporting families. Parenting has both it’s joys and it’s trials. With the help of parenting experts, advocates and agencies, from Christchurch and further afield, we have put together a programme of events over 10 days.

This year, Parenting Week runs from Monday, 9th September to Thursday 19th September. The programme is jam packed full of wisdom and research backed advice to give you strategies to help your family flourish and enjoy being together.

We wish to thank our funders and partners around the City and Canterbury Region for their generous support in making Parenting Week a reality. Please be aware that many venues have limited seating so make sure you book your tickets for events.

 We hope you enjoy Parenting Week and find something that will help your whanau to flourish!


Parenting Week Programme

We have a wide range of events to choose from, no matter the age of your kids, you’re sure to find something to encourage you in your parenting journey.

Our speakers are drawn from Canterbury and New Zealand, all proven and incredibly experienced in the field of child development and parenting.

Just like parenting, we can’t do Parenting Week alone. These are the folk who have supported us to make the week happen. Big thanks to all involved!

Tickets can be purchased from Dash TicketsFor free or gold coin events we ask that you register as some places have limited seating. Thanks to our funders and supporters for helping us keep costs low.

Shopping Night

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The Local Little Shopping Night is a special evening event held twice a year at our Pay It Forward store at 49 Nancy Ave, Mairehau.

Pay It Forward is a co-operative, curated shop of quality, locally crafted gifts and products that gives Canterbury creatives a platform to sell their goods. For Mother’s Day in May, and Christmas in December, the shop opens for an evening event, featuring bubbles, nibbles, and a fun night filled with plenty of shopping.

Keep an eye on the Pay It Forward website and Facebook page to find out when the next Local Little Shopping Night is being held. Get your friends and family together, and enjoy a great night out to support this social enterprise.

 


Pay It Forward Facebook

www.payitforwardstore.co.nz

Mairehau Community Day

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A free, family event is held every March at Mairehau Primary School. It features heaps of exciting rides, a merry-go-round, mini jeeps, a bouncy castle, face painting, and lots of fun for everyone. The day out is a great opportunity to meet other families and residents in Mairehau.

It also features information stalls set up by different organisations and services in the area. The Mairehau Community Day began in 2008 after local children asked for a fun, community event, and it continues to grow each year.


Thank you to the Papanui-Innes Community Board and The Tindall Foundation for their generous support of the Day.

Pop-up Classes

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From time-to-time, Neighbourhood Trust offers one-off or pop-up classes and courses.

Some examples of previous pop-up classes include:

  • Te Reo Maori classes
  • Driver Licence course
  • Money Matters
  • Divorce care

Keep an eye on our Facebook page to find out when the next classes are being held.

 

Exercise Classes

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Pilates exercise class is a fantastic way to meet new people while building your fitness. It  is community-based and taught by a professional instructor in a relaxed environment that is suitable for people of all levels of fitness.


Wednesday mornings with Roger Chance

St Albans Baptist Church, 64 McFaddens Road, St Albans

9.30am-10.30am  (during school term)


Cost: $10 per session

Car parking is available off Redwood Place