Parenting workshops in the South Island – April 2016

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Queries:   Email Genevieve  cell: 027 4179198
OR  email Tabitha Jonson cell: 027 3802067

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Christchurch workshops

 

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How to talk so kids will listen

Where:     Wigram Airforce Museum - Morrison Room. 45 Harvard Ave. Christchurch
When:      Sunday 3rd April   - 7pm - 9pm
Cost:        $20
Register:  Step 1:  Bank transfer to: 06 0493 0506439 00  Step 2:  please register here
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Sibling Rivalry and Bully Proofing your kids

Where:     Wigram Airforce Museum - Morrison Room. 45 Harvard Ave. Christchurch
When:     Monday 4th April   9.30am - 2.30pm
Cost:        $60.
Register:  Step 1:  Bank transfer to: 06 0493 0506439 00  Step 2:  please register here
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Discipline without Punishment

Where:     Wigram Airforce Museum - Morrison Room. 45 Harvard Ave. Christchurch
When:       Monday 4th April    - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Cost:         $20.
Register:  Step 1:  Bank transfer to: 06 0493 0506439 00  Step 2:  please register here
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Fostering Attachment, Self-Esteem and Resilience in children
- For professionals working with parents or children

Where:     Wigram Airforce Museum - Morrison Room. 45 Harvard Ave. Christchurch
When:      Tuesday 5th April.  10am - 3.30.  Plus optional Q&A time:  3.30 - 4pm
Cost:         $80.  Early bird $65 before 23rd March
Register:  Step 1:  Bank transfer to: 06 0493 0506439 00  Step 2:  please register here
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Fostering Attachment, Self-Esteem and Resilience in children
- For parents

Where:     Wigram Airforce Museum - Morrison Room. 45 Harvard Ave. Christchurch
When:      Tuesday 5th April.  11am - 1pm.
Cost:         $20.
Register:  Step 1:  Bank transfer to: 06 0493 0506439 00  Step 2:  please register here
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Stress Management for parents - more patience, more harmony 

Where:     Players Dining Room, Hagley Oval, Christchurch
When:      Wednesday 6th April   9.30 - 12
Cost:         $30.
Register:  Step 1:  Bank transfer to: 06 0493 0506439 00  Step 2:  please register here

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The Teen Years -
for parents or professionals

Where:     Players Dining Room, Hagley Oval, Christchurch
When:      Wednesday 6th April   1pm - 3.30pm
Cost:         $30
Register:  Step 1:  Bank transfer to: 06 0493 0506439 00  Step 2:  please register here
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Workshops in Dunedin

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Queries:   Contact Genevieve email genevieve@peacefulparent.com cell: 027 417 9198
OR  Tabitha Jonson, email tabitha@peacefulparent.com cell: 027 380 2067

Read what other parents have said after attending Genevieve's events


Fostering Attachment, Self-Esteem and Resilience in children
- For professionals working with parents or children

Where:     Dunedin Public Art Gallery 30 the octagon
When:      Thursday 7th April.  10am - 4.30pm
Cost:         $80.  Early bird $65 before 23rd March
Register:  Bank transfer to: 06 0493 0506439 00
Once paid please register here
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Fostering Attachment, Self-Esteem and Resilience in children
-  For parents

Where:     Dunedin Public Art Gallery 30 the octagon
When:     Thursday 7th April  11am - 1pm
Cost:        $20
Register:  Step 1:  Bank transfer to: 06 0493 0506439 00  Step 2:  please register here
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The Teen Years
- for parents or professionals

Where:     Dunedin Public Art Gallery 30 the octagon
When:      Friday 8th April   9am - 11.30am
Cost:         $30.
Register:  Step 1:  Bank transfer to: 06 0493 0506439 00  Step 2:  please register here
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Stress Management for parents - more patience, more harmony 

Where:     Dunedin Public Art Gallery 30 the octagon
When:      Friday 8th April   12.30 - 3pm
Cost:         $30.
Register:  Step 1:  Bank transfer to: 06 0493 0506439 00  Step 2:  please register here
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Discipline without Punishment

Where:      Dunedin Public Art Gallery 30 the octagon
When:       Friday 8th April   7pm - 9pm
Cost:          $20.
Register:  Step 1:  Bank transfer to: 06 0493 0506439 00  Step 2:  please register here
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How to talk so kids will listen

Where:     Dunedin Public Art Gallery 30 the octagon
When:      Saturday 9th April   10am - 12pm
Cost:        $20.
Register:  Step 1:  Bank transfer to: 06 0493 0506439 00  Step 2:  please register here
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Sibling Rivalry and Bully Proofing your kids

Where:     Dunedin Public Art Gallery 30 the octagon
When:      Saturday 9th April   1pm - 3pm
Cost:        $20.
Register:  Step 1:  Bank transfer to: 06 0493 0506439 00  Step 2:  please register here
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Workshops in Queenstown

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Queries:   Contact Genevieve email genevieve@peacefulparent.com cell: 027 417 9198
OR  Tabitha Jonson, email tabitha@peacefulparent.com cell: 027 380 2067

Read what other parents have said after attending Genevieve's events


Discipline without Punishment

Where:      Queenstown Events Centre
When:       Monday 11th April   7pm - 9pm
Cost:          $20.
Register:  Step 1:  Bank transfer to: 06 0493 0506439 00  Step 2:  please register here
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How to talk so kids will listen

Where:     Queenstown Events Centre
When:      Tuesday 12th April   10am - 12pm  (note time changed from 7pm - 9pm)
Cost:         $20.
Register:  Step 1:  Bank transfer to: 06 0493 0506439 00  Step 2:  please register here
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Fostering Attachment, Self-Esteem and Resilience in children
-  For professionals working with parents or children
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Where:      Queenstown Events Centre
When:       Wednesday 13th April   10am - 5pm
Cost:          $80.  Early bird $65 before 23rd March
Register:  Step 1:  Bank transfer to: 06 0493 0506439 00  Step 2:  please register here
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Fostering Attachment, Self-Esteem and Resilience in children
- For parents

Where:     Queenstown Events Centre
When:      Wednesday 13th April   10am - 12pm
Cost:         $30.
Register:  Step 1:  Bank transfer to: 06 0493 0506439 00  Step 2:  please register here
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Stress Management - more patience, more harmony

Where:     Queenstown Events Centre
When:       Thursday 14th April   1pm - 5pm  (note time changed from 11am - 3pm)
Cost:          $60
Register:  Step 1:  Bank transfer to: 06 0493 0506439 00  Step 2:  please register here
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Sibling Rivalry and Bully Proofing your kids

Where:     Nadi wellness centre, 50 Stanley Street, Queenstown
When:      Thursday 14th April   7 - 9pm
Cost:         $20
Register:  Step 1:  Bank transfer to: 06 0493 0506439 00  Step 2:  please register here
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The introductory Seminar (Discipline without Punishment)

This offers an overview of the basic principles and philosophies that form the foundation of our parenting courses and teaches essential peaceful parenting skills and invaluable communication skills (that can effectively be applied to improving all relationships.) This Parenting Course offers both useful tips and skills, as well as emotional support for parents. Some of the topics covered are:

  • An overview of the main peaceful parenting tools and underlying philosophy
  • Maintain and build secure attachment through day to day activities
  • Active listening skills (starts at birth)
  • Positively deal with children’s defiance
  • Set clear limits without creating conflict
  • Develop Emotional and Social Intelligence in your child
  • Deal with your child’s defiant, rude or aggressive behaviour


“Something I gained from the Peaceful Parent workshop was a remembering of what it’s like to be the child, this was very powerful for me. I also gained a reconnection to my self as a mother. There were quite a few key points that really resonated with me, that felt fundamental and were things that I had either missed or didn’t know. Another thing I liked about the whole experience was how it brought me back to my parental awareness, a place I want to come from with my parenting and relationships in general”
Megan, Waiheke Island, NZ

Sibling Rivalry and Bully proofing your kids

When conflict arises, our children look to us to learn a healthy non-aggressive approaches of dealing with problems. The approaches that Genevieve teach in this talk aim to equip your children with skills in:

  • listening
  • expressing and asserting their feelings with more confidence and less aggression/ passive aggression
  • self-regulation skills and improving impulse control needed to better manage frustrations
  • mutual problem solving skills
  • knowing when to be assertive and when to seek help
  • developing the values, integrity and insights that lead to resistance to peer pressure

These are important relationship skills for life that will benefit them in all relationships!

Come along and learn some positive approaches to better respond to your children’s squabbling, disagreements or full on fighting.  Come and learn more about how to best deal with situations where your child is being bullied outside the home, or your child is developing a pattern of anti-social behaviour.  Learn about why children fight, reject or tease, what their deeper needs might be, and the part that we play through modelling by our methods of disciplining and dealing with partner conflicts.

Parents find that these approaches both work better and also better meet the emotional needs in the family.  When children get into conflicts with other children to the point of upset, it doesn’t help to leave them to their own devices as they haven’t yet developed the skills to constructively deal with these situations and it also doesn’t help to come in and sort it out for them as that also doesn’t teach them these necessary relationship skills.

Come along and learn what the healthy model looks like and how you can apply it.

“I attended an evening talk and a full day workshop and I’ve gained tools to help me parent without anger or punishment and an understanding of that real need to connect and help my child release her emotions through my love and support. I liked the openness and connections felt within the group, discussing these issues with like-minded parents. It’s given me more information about how I can parent in a loving and supporting way without anger and punishment.” Sam, Oct ’09

How to talk so kids will listen

  • How can I best foster my child’s emotional intelligence, feelings vocabulary and positive self-assertion?
  • How can I teach my child to be considerate of the needs of others?
  • How to talk so kids will listen and listen so kids will talk?
  • What are the alternatives to yelling, time out or threats of punishments
  • How to maintain open honest lines of communication and avoid shutting your child down?
  • How can I know when my child’s upsets relate to previously traumatic experiences?
  • How can I help my child release stresses and fears?

“When I was at the seminar, I have to admit that I was doubtful that these techniques could bring positive results with my five year old son, but I’m constantly amazed at how quickly he calms down and actually starts to listen to me when he can see that I’m really listening to him and I can see how much more confident he becomes when he sees that I’m really there to help him and support him. I’ve seen him as such a little fighter, but now I can see that he’s just been trying to show me that he needs to see and feel my support and belief in him.” Annie, Whangarei, NZ.

 

Professional Development for those working with parents or children
Fostering attachment, self-esteem and resiliency in children

Morning 

How attachment science influences our understanding of the parent child dynamic
Stages of early childhood emotional development
The outcomes of needs being met or not met at each stage of development.

Afternoon 

Supporting the child adapt to new carers or environments and other transitions.
The specifics of supporting the development of emotional intelligence, self-esteem and resiliency in children (all ages)
The pros vs cons of using reward systems;  growth versus fixed mindset

The gap that the Peaceful Parent Institute meets.

Genevieve's work with parents, teachers and other professionals gives them both the theory and the easy to follow, simple, yet powerful tools and strategies that will support an environment that fosters each child's emotional and social intelligence. Fostering an environment of emotional safety and growth greatly reduces stresses and tensions between parent/teacher and children and enables children to operate (and co-operate!) at their best.  Again and again the feedback is that the difference is incredible, the working environment for the staff is better and the learning environment for the children is better, it creates a beautiful win-win.

Genevieve has such an incredibly in-depth understanding of how humans operate emotionally and mentally and brings a wealth of understanding, research, experience and clarity to the specific issues that professionals and parents present.

Stress management for parents - Moving from surviving to thriving

In this workshop, Genevieve presents and explores with the group:

*     Maintaining and returning to a more calm patient state when triggered
*     Balancing emotional needs in the family
*     Responding to your child’s strong emotions in a positive and constructive way
*     Understanding why our children evoke such strong emotions in parents
*     Peaceful Self-Parenting - developing self-care practices to reduce stress
*     Breaking the cycles of dysfunctional relating and replacing with healthy relating
*     Developing the self-care practices that help you fill your emotional cup

Being kind to ourselves as parents is not only essential if we are to manage our stress levels and maintain more harmony and balance in the family, it also offers the positive self-care modelling that your child needs to maintain positive well being and self-esteem.

Our children need us to cope with the big feelings in us and in them.

In this workshop parents will learn effective self-care and communication skills which can benefit both their parenting and other close relationships. Participants will learn better ways of responding to differences of wants and needs that not only avoid escalation of stress and upsets, but also model great listening, problem solving and conflict resolution skills.  Parents will also learn relaxation and emotional self-regulation techniques that help restore calm, clarity and emotional balance when tensions rise in the family - for self and for children.

“What I gained from the Parenting workshop was HUGE!! I gained deeper empathy for my babies and how it must feel for them to be dependent on me. I gained the sense that it’s ok being who I am and also that I must try harder to be more conscious.” Liz, Auckland, NZ.

 

The teen years

In this workshop, you'll learn:

How to best help your child through the tricky tween to teen transition
Creating the culture of healthy communication and responses to challenges as early as possible to avoid rebellion later
How to talk so your teen will listen and listen so your teen will talk
Understand the risk factors that lead to teens being vulnerable to peer pressure, bullying, alcohol and drug abuse
Supporting your teens healthy sexual development (the earlier parents have correct information the better)
Maintaining strong and secure bonding and attachment through all the challenges these years present
Maintaining closeness despite the intensity of your teens relationships with friends and the internet!

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