NOW RUNNING AS AN ONLINE EVENT


Welcome to Parenting Adventures: Matua Pai –

We are all on a different adventure.

What an Adventure we have been on. We had hoped to run Parenting Adventures in person this weekend but feedback was that the new date wasn’t suitable for many people. Therefore, this affected our registration numbers which are now too low to be able to run this as planned.  However we will run this event ONLINE so you can listen to all our amazing speakers – in your own time

There will be a link sent out to you this Friday 26th Nov to access the event – but you MUST be registered. There’s still time to register and we have no limit on numbers so please share this far and wide! You will also have access to all speakers, not just the ones you may have previously signed up for.

We hope you will enjoy our quality speakers from the comfort of your own home.


Here at Neighbourhood Trust we are passionate about supporting whanau. Parenting has both its joys and challenges. We have created a jam-packed online event full of wisdom, research backed advice and resources to give you tips and strategies to help your whanau flourish and enjoy being together. All those registered for this event will have access to the keynote speaker and workshop speakers – see below for further info.

 If you have any questions please email cdw@nht.org.nz so that we can do our best to ensure that they are covered. 

We wish to thank our funders who have enabled us to provide this amazing event free of charge.

We hope that you will enjoy Parenting Adventures and find something that will help your whanau to flourish on your adventure, wherever that might take you.

Thank you to our sponsors for helping us put on this event:

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Keynote Speaker

Building Awesome Whanau – Pio Terei (Parenting Place)

Back by popular demand – well-loved entertainer Pio Terei shares his heart, stories and practical parenting knowledge. As 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.

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 Workshops

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Blended Families Part 1 – Adele & Mike Cornish

The perfect workshop for couples in a stepfamily and those preparing to blend. Mike and Adele Cornish (Author, Speaker and Relationship Coach) bring a wealth of experience to the topic of combining families and share strategies that will assist you to build healthy step-relationships, help children adjust, and avoid common pitfalls along the way. Discover essential keys to your stepfamily’s success. Be equipped, refreshed and inspired towards success! Note, Part 2 follows on from Part 1 and will include a question and answer time.

Understanding Aggression in Children – Sandy Hitchens

Sometimes it can feel like extreme aggression in children can erupt from nowhere – the smallest thing can lead to an outburst that often leaves adults feeling helpless in the midst of it all. Based on Dr Gordon Neufeld’s relational, developmental approach, this workshop will explore the sources of this aggression, what is happening underneath the behaviour and how we can work with it. It is about helping you, as the parent, to regain your posture as parent – and to hopefully show you how you are truly the best answer for your child and their development.

Sandy Hitchens is a counsellor working in Christchurch primary schools and in private practice.  Her work is pre-dominantly with children, teens and/or their parents.  She is also a Neufeld Institute Course Facilitator.

Sandy Hitchens
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Youth Mental Health & Wellbeing – Hailey Smith (from ‘I am Hope’)

‘I AM HOPE’ Youth Ambassador, Hailey Smith will be speaking about mental health and what you can do to support your loved ones. She will be sharing her own journey through various mental health struggles to provide an understanding about the biggest problem in mental health today; an overactive inner critic. From her own experience, she will also be giving insight into what her parents did that helped and what didn’t help, to hopefully provide some tips and tricks to take home with you to help your friends and whanau.

Parenting Pre-schoolers – Kelly Penny

Kelly, as a parent of a 7, 6 and 3 year old, well understands the challenges of raising young children. With a background in teaching before children followed by focusing on strengths-based behaviour management training since, Kelly has practical ideas and advice to make the difficult journey of raising young children a little less daunting.

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Blended Families Part 2 – Adele & Mike Cornish

(Follows on from the morning’s “Blended Families Part 1” workshop)

The perfect workshop for couples in a stepfamily and those preparing to blend. Mike and Adele Cornish (Author, Speaker and Relationship Coach) bring a wealth of experience to the topic of combining families and share strategies that will assist you to build healthy step-relationships, help children adjust and avoid common pitfalls along the way. Discover essential keys to your stepfamily’s success. Be equipped, refreshed and inspired towards success!

Wrestling with an Octopus: Supporting Children with Dyslexia and Other Learning Difficulties – Beth Beamish

Beth was in her forties when she recognised dyslexia was behind many of her embarrassing bloopers. Drawing upon her design and creative writing background, Beth uses humour, illustrations, and personal stories to show how dyslexia affects much more than spelling, reading, and writing. Her ten tips are backed by research and over a decade of experience helping her son overcome his learning challenges. She is an award-winning author of short stories and teaches creative writing.  

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Connecting and Communicating – Judith Keir (from ‘Neighbourhood Trust’)

Judith will draw on her 30+ years as a parent, teacher and counsellor, to share ideas on how to create a family charter. Whether you are a family of 2 or 12, it’s helpful to think about the values and feelings you want to honour in your whanau. This fun and practical session will guide you through the process of producing a meaningful record of how your family would like to be with one another. Highly collaborative and where everyone gets heard, this is the perfect opportunity to connect and communicate.

Parenting in a Digital Age – Christian Gallen (from ‘Attitude’)

What are young people even doing on their devices? How can I help keep them safe online? How can I help to support them in a world I don’t fully understand? This workshop will help answer these questions and more. This presentation will empower parents to understand what’s going on for their young person and how they can help them navigate the adolescent years in a rapidly changing world. Presented by Christian Gallen from ‘Attitude’ who has spoken to over 100,000 teenagers about making good choices online and offline. If you are concerned with the impact of technology, social media, gaming and their safety online then this presentation will give you the tools and insights you need to confidently raise happy and resilient children.

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Additional Information

At the Neighbourhood Trust we also have access to people and resources from a number of community organisations that support parents and families, so please feel free to get in touch with us to find something that is available that might support your whanau.

If you wish to make a donation towards the work of the Neighbourhood Trust supporting whanau in the Mairehau and surrounding suburbs, please click on ‘Giving’ at the top of our website and follow the instructions.