Parenting Event provides foundations for great families

Searching for effective strategies to manage your family? Need new ideas for encouraging your kids to cooperate? A new parenting seminar promises to equip Franklin families with the right tools to help build a great family.


The ‘Hot Tips Family is Everything’ seminar is packed with practical ideas to encourage, inspire and motivate parents to make changes that build stronger and more confident families.


Hosted by the Patumahoe Positive Parenting Group, the one-off event is open to the wider community, and takes place at Patumahoe School Hall on Thursday 11 August.


Presented by Parents Inc CEO, Bruce Pilbrow, the event will cover a range of parenting areas, including hot tips for managing families and building relationships, building your child’s confidence, raising a happy and resilient child, understanding your child’s personality and top tips for engaging cooperation. The seminar is designed to provide heaps of fun and humour and will be suitable for all parents of children from toddlers to 18.


“You build a family the way you build a house,” says Bruce, “with good foundations of love and values, strong walls of boundaries and discipline to keep good things in and bad things out. And, most importantly, you put on a roof of parental ‘mana’ to keep the whole thing together. My aim is for parents to go home from this Hot Tips event with new skills and strategies they can use in their family immediately.”


Bruce will inspire parents with down-to-earth ideas on how to manage and grow their family. He says that a big part of good parenting is ‘tailoring’ your parenting to fit each child.


“It’s important that you understand your child’s personality to build up their confidence so you can bring out the best in them,” says Bruce.  “We all want our kids to be successful. This presentation will help to set your kids up to succeed in all sorts of ways; not just academically or in a career, but emotionally and relationally as well.”


Ron Gordon, Patumahoe School Principal and member of the Patumahoe Positive Parenting Group, says the seminar will appeal to those with thriving families as well as those struggling to cope with particular parenting challenges.


“Hot Tips seminars are fun, ‘feel good’ events and I’d encourage parents from all walks of life to attend,” says Ron.


The event begins at 7.15pm – 9.30pm (doors open 7pm). Early bird tickets are available until 4 August, priced at $15 single / $20 double. Tickets can be purchased online at or from Patumahoe School office, Liddells Pharmacy in Pukekohe or Deed Printing in Waiuku.


Notes to Editors:

  • Parents Inc. is a nationwide organisation of more than 60 staff and hundreds of volunteers who are dedicated to strengthening and equipping parents with practical parenting tools.
  • The Patumahoe Positive Parenting Group was formed by Patumahoe Community Church and Patumahoe and Mauku Schools, to bring positive parenting education to the community.


For further information contact:

Donna Davies, M: 021 804487

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