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New Zealand Exports Parenting To China

Wednesday, 29 October 2014, 4:24 pm | The Parenting Place

Thousands of Chinese parents are completing New Zealand parenting courses. Entertainer Pio Terei and John Cowan from The Parenting Place have just returned from a speaking tour in Chengdu. “It was the most bizarre experience: walking into a room in the ... More >>

Programme Welcomes Sir JK’s Voice on Teen Mental Health

Thursday, 9 October 2014, 5:34 pm | The Parenting Place

“Sir John Kirwan’s insights into teenage mental health are spot on,” says Zane Scarborough, Director of Attitude Programmes for Schools. “His new book, ‘Stand By Me, will help many parents give their young person the support and understanding ... More >>

Don’t be scared of school holidays!

Thursday, 25 September 2014, 12:32 pm | The Parenting Place

Some families love the holiday breaks and their children love the change from the routine and busyness that school and after-school activities bring. They anticipate what they are going to do and parents get to see more of their kids and do some fun ... More >>

It’s not the gadgets

Thursday, 11 September 2014, 1:49 pm | The Parenting Place

Parents have discovered that electronic gadgets make fantastic pacifiers for their children but a Family Coach at The Parenting Place is concerned at what today’s children are missing out on. More >>

Dads are doing better

Thursday, 28 August 2014, 3:48 pm | The Parenting Place

The current crop of Dads is doing really well, according to John Cowan, writer and researcher with The Parenting Place. “Men are taking their role in the family more seriously. ‘WHICH men!?’ you might snort derisively. Okay, my gender has a long ... More >>

Parents’ calls distract teen drivers

Wednesday, 20 August 2014, 3:41 pm | The Parenting Place

Parents unwittingly contribute to their children’s motor vehicle accidents. A half of all teenage drivers talk to their parents on the phone while driving, according to a recent survey1 in the US. “Teenagers say that their parents will be really ... More >>

‘The Dark Horse’ – mentors matter

Wednesday, 6 August 2014, 1:01 pm | The Parenting Place

“This amazing movie shows that good people, even weak and flawed ones, can have a hugely positive impact on children and young people”, says John Cowan from The Parenting Place. More >>

Parenting in an Age of Terror

Wednesday, 23 July 2014, 3:37 pm | The Parenting Place

What impact does news of war and terrorism have on children? Does seeing the wreckage of downed airliners, missiles flying and gunfire in the streets affect them? What do we tell them? It is unlikely children are actually going to be touched by war ... More >>

Māori Parenting Course already a hit

Friday, 11 July 2014, 11:26 am | The Parenting Place

Social Development Minister Paula Bennett has commended programmes that rise up out of the community that work ‘with’ families, as opposed to interventions that do things ‘to’ families. She was speaking as guest of honour at the recent launch ... More >>

Court decides in favour of Lucan’s hair

Friday, 27 June 2014, 4:13 pm | The Parenting Place

Lucan Battison has won his case against his school. I think if I was going to commit murder, the Hawkes Bay might be a good place to do it if I wanted to get away with it. That might be unfair - I suppose the judge can only rule on points of law and ... More >>

Should Kids Be Taught To Fight Back?

Friday, 27 June 2014, 2:06 pm | The Parenting Place

It sounds like the boy who stabbed another student with scissors this week had been the victim of bullying. I don’t know, but maybe he was also the victim of bad adult advice: “Fight back!” More >>

Violent Kids

Wednesday, 25 June 2014, 3:06 pm | The Parenting Place

Another jolting story in the news this week: a child left critically ill after an attack by another child with scissors. Fortunately, stabbing by students is rare but rage is not. The coaches at The Parenting Place increasingly see parents struggling ... More >>

Get a Haircut

Monday, 23 June 2014, 5:35 pm | The Parenting Place

Sixteen-year-old Lucan Battison was suspended from Hastings' St John's College because his hair was too long. Now his parents are going to the High Court for a judicial review of that decision. There has been a lot of opinion voiced on this already in ... More >>

Which men violent are towards children?

Tuesday, 17 June 2014, 5:14 pm | The Parenting Place

The news report of a 32 year old man arrested in relation to the death of an infant will not be the only incident of its type that you hear of this year – men assaulting children happens far too often. It’s tragic in many, many ways and one of the sad ... More >>

Reaction to the Glenn Inquiry

Tuesday, 17 June 2014, 10:11 am | The Parenting Place

An initial browse of the Glenn Inquiry encouraged me. Of course, the reality of so much abuse and violence in our homes is horrifying but I am encouraged that people are looking beyond a simple crime-and-punishment model of abuse to look at root causes. More >>

Tania Whitaker: Parenting course changed her life

Thursday, 12 June 2014, 4:27 pm | The Parenting Place

Whitaker was sentenced to sixteen years in jail for the brutal manslaughter of her two-year-old daughter, Delcelia, but last night on TV3's 3rd Degree programme (11/6/14) she described how she has turned her life around, due, in part, to The Parenting ... More >>

Why would a 13-year-old kill a dairy owner?

Wednesday, 11 June 2014, 2:47 pm | The Parenting Place

It's impossible to comment on this specific case but, generally, the causes of crimes like the one that took place in Henderson usually means you have to look at the cause of ineffectual parenting. An individual crime could have any number of contributing ... More >>

New parenting skills course for Māori families

Wednesday, 11 June 2014, 2:38 pm | The Parenting Place

Pio Terei is well known as an entertainer; less well known is the fact that for twelve years, he’s been presenting The Parenting Show with Pio to Māori audiences throughout New Zealand. His passion for helping parents and families has been combined ... More >>

Australian cyberbullying expert in New Zealand this week

Monday, 12 May 2014, 1:03 pm | The Parenting Place

Psychologist Dr Michael Carr-Gregg loves gadgets, but has strong views about youngsters on Facebook. More >>

The Parenting Place welcomes a new CEO

Friday, 31 January 2014, 3:46 pm | The Parenting Place

A handover from one Bruce to another is taking place this week at The Parenting Place. Bruce Anderson takes over the reins from Bruce Pilbrow, who has been at The Parenting Place for nine years and CEO for the last seven years. More >>



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