Toolbox Parenting

Parenting is a massive challenge! Toolbox parenting sessions are supportive, giving you the tools to build a happier, more harmonious family . Learn about parenting types, developmental stages, tools for engaging cooperation, building self-esteem, creating traditions and memories, boundaries, plus all the questions that YOU have.

Small group courses are offered, with six sessions per course. Each course is tailored to the child’s age – 0-6 years, 6-12 years and 13-18 years – and to your needs. There is also a “Building Awesome Whanau” course for parents/caregivers of children aged 0-12. There is also a DVD/manual based course for grandparents raising grandchildren.

Our church has facilitators for “The Early Years” (0-6) sessions and “The Middle Years” (6-12) sessions. Courses are held each term at the Island Bay Community Centre. You can find out more on the Toolbox website:

Next course?  Please contact Liz on 022 1855357.

Time:    7:30pm to 9:30pm

Venue: Island Bay Community Centre, 137 The Parade, Island Bay

To book: contact Liz or go to

Cost:      $75 individual, $110 couple (subsidies are available)

Courses cost $110 per couple or $75 per person. Subsidies are available and courses are free to foster carers, whanau caregivers, and more.