Several times a year Family Works offers the Tuning into Kids parenting course to Canterbury parents. To learn more, contact Janice Huddy 03 363 8214 familyworksuppersouth.org.nz
Parenting Spirited Young People
Taking an alternative approach, this course helps us to explore who we are as parents. It will help you to tap into your strengths, learning style and personality, to benefit you and your child/ren, regardless of their age.
Provider: Catholic Social Services http://css.nzl.org/?page_id=50
Te Puawaitanga: Incredible Years
Provided by kaupapa Māori organisation, this course will give you simple suggestions for parenting your 3 to 8 year old. The focus is on building a positive relationship, handling everyday situations and knowing what to do when things are tough.
Provider: Te Puawaitanga http://whanauoraservices.co.nz/services/early-childhood-education/
Parenting Through Separation
This free 4 hour course will help you understand the needs of your child during and after a separation. In Canterbury these courses are provided in small groups, over 1 or 2 days, with helpful material to take home.
Provider: Barnardos Ph 03 365 3923 https://www.barnardos.org.nz/what-we-do/our-work/
and Family Works Ph 03 366 5472 https://familyworks.org.nz/
Christchurch ADHD Parent Support Group
This group has been developed by parents who's children have ADHD or may have ADHD. Parents connect and share experiences and special guests regularly attend and present. Parents of any age child are welcome. The group is informal (no sign up or need to attend every month) and is supported by the staff at Whakatata House. The group meets on the last Wednesday of every month at alternative venues - either Whakatata House or McDonalds on Moorhouse Ave. This group is free of charge.
Provider: Child and Family Specialty Services Ph 03 364 0050
Dyspraxia Support Group of New Zealand - Recognising Developmental Co-ordination Disorder http://dyspraxia.org.nz/
Dyslexia New Zealand - Dyslexia Solutions and Assessment http://www.dyslexiafoundation.org.nz/