Genevieve Simperingham is presenting Peaceful Parenting and Professional Development events
in Queenstown on from 8th to 11th April

You will benefit from these events if you're a parent, a teacher or a professional or carer working with children or youth.

Scroll down for venues, dates and times.


Any questions please email the event organizer, our Queenstown based Certified Peaceful Parenting Coach, Sunny Sky of Epic Living Events; or phone Sunny on 0212278669

As a thank you for registering you'll receive an email with a free behaviour chart PDF to help you decode some of the common behavioural challenges.

If on facebook, also express your interest on the facebook page and share on to help give the opportunity to attend to more parents and teachers.  Facebook event links below each Event below.

The cost to attend these events are greatly subsidised thanks to our wonderful sponsors:

How to talk so kids will listen

When:    Thursday 8th April 7 - 9pm
Cost:       FREE Admission (clicking add to cart will not result in being charged)
Venue:   Shotover Primary School hall
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Professional Development for Teachers, youth and childcare workers

When:    Saturday 10th April 9 am - 4 pm
Cost:       $50 (subsidised cost thanks to our sponsors)
Venue:   Sherwood Queenstown
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Parenting (or teaching) tweens and teens

When:    Sunday 11th April.  9.30 am - 12.30pm
Cost:       $30 (subsidised thanks to our sponsors)
Venue:  Sherwood Queenstown
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Dealing with tears and tantrums

When:    Sunday 11th April.  2 - 5 pm
Cost:       $30 (subsidised thanks to our sponsors)
Venue:  Sherwood Queenstown
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If you would prefer to pay through internet banking:

  • Make payment to The Peaceful Parent Institute 06-0493-0506439-00
  • Reference: name registered in form on this page
  • Let us know you've made the payment in the extra information field on the form
  • As well as making the payment, make sure you fill out registration form here.

More details about the workshops below

How to talk so kids will listen Seminar covers:

  • How can I best foster my child’s emotional intelligence, feelings vocabulary and self-confidence?
  • 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?
  • How can I maintain open honest lines of communication and avoid power struggles?
  • How do I deal with my child’s defiance?
  • How can I help my child better deal with stresses and fears?

School drop-off separation anxiety

  • Does your child resist separating from you to go to school or a class?
  • Learn more about separation anxiety and how common it is.
  • Learn some tips that can make a huge difference in helping your child feel more confident about going to a class or to school.

Professional Development for Teachers, youth and childcare workers
Presented by Genevieve Simperingham and Sunny Sky

Promoting effective teacher student relationships that bring out the best in the child.

This workshop will cover:

  • How to identify and avoid stressful power struggles.
  • Promote and protect the child’s mana atua/ wellbeing.
  • Effectively manage unruly and disruptive behaviour
  • Teaching and modelling cooperative problem solving
  • Helping students take ownership and responsibility where appropriate
  • Creating an emotionally supportive and enriched learning environment

This workshop will provide participants with easy to follow, simple, yet powerful approaches and strategies based on relevant child development theory.  Genevieve is particularly skilled at teaching the effective approaches that parents and teachers can successfully apply to the typical messy challenges presented when kids are unruly, disruptive or uncooperative.

These approaches greatly support an environment that meets each child's emotional and social development. Fostering an environment of emotional safety and growth greatly reduces stresses and tensions between teacher/ carer 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 child is better, creating a beautiful win-win.

All professionals in our community who work with children and youth have the sacred duty and responsibility of promoting and protecting the child’s mana atua/ wellbeing.  The child’s mental and emotional wellbeing is inextricably linked with their educational learning, and provides the foundation for healthy social skills.  Teachers generally know and hold this intention in their mind and heart.  But, how can the child’s wellbeing be protected and promoted when children are uncooperative, rowdy, rude, aggressive or constantly losing their focus?  It becomes considerably more difficult to support their emotional wellbeing when they’re not so perfectly behaved or managing to achieve what needs to be achieved.  Yet the more off track they are, the more care and repair may be needed to help them regain confidence and feel competent and focused.

Peacefully parenting (or teaching) tweens and teens

Sunday 11th April 9.30 - 12.30m pm

This talk will help you to:

  • Learn how to best help your child through the tricky tween to teen transition,
  • Create the culture of healthy communication and tactful responses to challenges early on to avoid rebellion later,
  • Talk so your teen will listen, and to listen so your teen will talk,
  • And to understand the risk factors that lead to teens being vulnerable to peer pressure, bullying, suicidality, alcohol and drug abuse.

Dealing with tears and tantrums

Sunday 11th April 2 - 5 pm

    • Effectively deal with the child being upset.
    • How to help a child before, during or after a tantrum
    • Respond constructively to the child when they sulk or rebel
    • Dealing with the upsets that sibling rivalry brings
    • Learn how to effectively de-escalate tricky situations
    • Help the child develop their emotional self-regulation skills.

Whether dealing with tantrums, aggression, defiance, rebellion or general resistance to being cooperative, the child is likely experiencing some big emotions that overwhelm them. How we respond can either escalate or de-escalate.

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