These cutting-edge courses will arm you with research-based parenting techniques that will help you stay calm in the middle of even the most chaotic days. Learn how to reduce stress, improve family relationships and create deep lasting connections with your children.
Transform your family dynamic with 6 online sessions with education, strategies and Q&A.

GENERAL COURSE

On-demand

FACILITATOR: Chantal Hofstee
Clinical Psychologist

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Gain practical tools to:

Reduce parenting stress

Build secure attachments with your children

Manage meltdowns, tantrums and conflict

Set healthy boundaries around screen time and difficult behaviours

Start date: Anytime 
Duration: 6, 1.5-hour videos
Included resources: Session summaries and step-by-step exercises

KIDS (0-10 years) COURSE

Livestream

FACILITATOR: Caroline Blair
Coach & educator

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Gain practical tools to:

Be the parent you always wanted to be

Manage emotions, tantrums, and meltdowns

Build secure attachments with your children 

Manage sibling interactions skillfully

Set healthy boundaries that work again and again

Start date: Wed 21th Aug ’24
Time: 7.30 – 9pm
Duration: six evenings
Location: Zoom

(PRE-)TEENS COURSE

Livestream

FACILITATOR: Shirley Pastiroff
Counsellor
 

Gain practical tools to:

Deepen your connection for a life-long relationship

Prepare your pre-teen/teen for healthy adult life 

Set age-appropriate boundaries (screens/chores) 

Journey skilfully through mental health challenges

Have fun together – that never changes!

Start date: Wed 21th Aug ’24
Time: 7.30 – 9pm
Duration: six evenings
Location: Zoom

OUR FACILITATORS

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CHANTAL HOFSTEE

Clinical Psychologist, Mindful parenting course facilitator and mother of 3.

Being a parent is perhaps our most important and most difficult job ever and Chantal believes there is a great need for honest and non-judgemental parenting conversations and she has a passion for teaching others the stress reducing, parenting techniques she uses on a daily basis.

SHIRLEY PASTIROFF

Counsellor, Mindful parenting course facilitator and mother of 5.

Shirley is one of New Zealand’s leading mindful parenting teachers. She is passionate about helping parents take control of their stress and transform their families to become stronger and more connected using research-based mindfulness techniques that have transformed her own family life.

CAROLINE BLAIR

Coach and educator, Mindful parenting course facilitator …..

Shirley is one of New Zealand’s leading mindful parenting teachers. She is passionate about helping parents take control of their stress and transform their families to become stronger and more connected using research-based mindfulness techniques that have transformed her own family life.

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A Mindful Mum

Mindfulness took me on a surprising journey. Becoming more mindful has radically changed not just my own life, but especially my parenting.

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Shirley’s Top 3 Tips

Mindfulness is to be present in a kind and non judgemental way. When it comes to parenting, these are my top 3 tips to add a bit of mindfulness to your parenting.

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Raising Confident Kids

Raising Confident Kids

Imagine that you are feeling upset and are explaining this to your partner or a friend. Then they respond by saying “you are not upset, you are fine.”

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