Term 2’s Parent Seminar – Wednesday 20th June

TopicEmotions, Outbursts and the Stress of all this Parenting!
DateWednesday 20 June

Time: 7:00pm
VenueClearview Library
CostGold coin donation, collected at the door

This seminar is designed to support parents who have a child with big emotions.   As well as this, come along to find out how to look after yourself and your children’s wellbeing when life is busy or times are tough.

This is a chance to hear some parenting tips, tricks and to ask two professionals any parenting question you’ve ever wanted!

Dr. Dean Sutherland and Anna Mowat have a long history working with families. Together they provide practical, funny and heartfelt seminars for parents on the things that are often tricky to talk about.

Anna and Dean love hearing and sharing stories, so feel free to bring questions along. If you like they will make time afterward for a cuppa and private chat.

Dr Dean Sutherland
Dean is a dad to 3 teenagers (aged 19, 15 and 15), he is also a Speech and Language therapist and a senior lecturer at the University of Canterbury. Dean is passionate about helping children and adults understand and develop the art of communication and relating – so we can better understand and support each other. Dean facilitates a range of workshops and courses for parents and professionals.

Anna Mowat
Anna is passionate about parent-child relationships. She has English and Psychology degrees and has been focussed on parenting since she became a mum and started work with SKIP (Strategies with Kids, Information for Parents). Today she has three girls aged 13, 9 and 3, is the Family Advisor for All Right? and facilitates the Ministry of Education’s Incredible Years parenting groups.

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Parenting Support


There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children.
One of these is roots, the other, wings.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


Parenting is probably one of the hardest and yet most rewarding jobs on the planet. Each child is different and none seems to come with an instruction manual!

This page is intended to provide you with some useful links to access information, ideas and resources to support you in your role of parenting.


All Right Logohttps://allright.org.nz/tools/parents/

This is your one stop shop when it comes to parenting advice, handy tips and useful resources. It is an easy to follow website packed full of relevant articles and documents covering a range of topics including free activities to do with your family, App and website recommendations, book suggestions and routine charts.

Below are some shortcuts to some of the great pages.
Click on the titles below to go to the page.


Parent Support and Programmes

 There’s a whole lot of free and affordable parenting support available in Otautahi – whether it’s something big or small, or simply a desire to connect with parents just like you, there’s something for everyone.


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There are lots of free parenting apps out there that can make the world’s toughest job just that little bit easier.


Screen Shot 2017-11-14 at 7.34.20 PMA variety of guides for you to print off covering numerous ways to help your kids. There are even a few tips about ways you can look after yourself as a Mum or Dad.


Tiny Adventures

Tiny Adventures is a totally free app. It’s filled with easy and fun activities to do with your child—even if you’ve got just a minute to spare. The app contains 87 activities that take anywhere from one minute to an hour, and include items like “bouncy balloony fun” and “jokey journeys” as well as arts and crafts activities.


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