Nor West News : September 22nd 2011
www.nor-westnews.co.nz 7 NOR-WEST NEWS, SEPTEMBER 22, 2011 & Advertising Feature Infants toddlers Enrol now to receive 1 day extra per week free for 3 months!* Applies to: • New enrolments only • For children aged 3 months -- 3 years • Enrolments of 2 or more days Needless to say we all want the best for our children. Which is why it is so important that when you are looking for care for your little one you take your time and look around all the available options. At Building Blocks Childcare & Early Learning Centre we have a unique approach that provides you and your child with an experience that will build solid foundations for their future in a forever changing world. Pop in (or phone Karina on 412 5355 to schedule an appointment) Come and meet our fantastic team of devoted and experienced teachers who are dedicated to providing the best possible care and learning opportunities for your children. 4031712AA PH: 412 5355 Saturday Sept 24th 10:30am-1pm Cnr State Highway 16 and Oraha Road ,Kumeu PH 412 5325 Phone Jo for more information Family Fun Open Day Bouncy castle BBQ Fun child friendly activities Free Kindy *conditions apply Free Childcare*conditions apply We'd love to hear the joyous noise of your child having fun learning in our awesome our centre A good beginning lasts a life time 5 ººººº care & education in a beautiful, quiet countryside setting, set well off the road. Ph: 412 8055 79 Oraha Road, Kumeu. www.countrybears.co.nz Baby Bears Centre Introductory Special offer for you Be enrolled before your 1st birthday and enjoy ½ fees, just come on up to see us and we will give you all the details. Ph 09 420 7002 or Freephone: 0508 435 763 Post-natal and General Home Help For families with children 0 -- 5 years old We can play with the children, make dinner, do the laundry, vacuum or perhaps mind your baby so you can catch up on sleep ---whatever makes the day that much easier and brighter for you. The service is easy to book, flexible and free of charge to you 3485816AH Mums and dads wanted for university study The University of Auck- land is running two studies for parents who want help with manag- ing their child s behav- iour. Researchers from The Triple P-Positive Parenting Research Group are looking for parents with children aged three to eight years old to take part in the Auckland-based studies. The free parenting programmes are aimed at enabling parents or caregivers to develop positive relationships with their child and to manage behaviour in a constructive way. One programme con- sists of two-hour parenting discussion groups on topics such as dealing with dis- obedience and positive parenting, which are rel- evant to parents who have children aged five to eight years of age. The second pro- gramme, designed specifically for fathers and mothers to partici- pate together, includes five two-hour group sessions and three 20-minute telephone con- sultations, delivered over eight consecutive weeks. Senior lecturer Louise Keown, of the Triple P Research Group, says many young children occasionally display chal- lenging behaviours, such as not following instructions, talking back or arguing with adults, or aggressive fighting with siblings. "It is when these behaviours are at a mod- erate or high level, or occur frequently that we need to be concerned. Family relationships can become strained and children s self esteem and behaviour develop- ment negatively affec- ted." Dr Keown says parents who have been through similar parenting programmes have reported positive results including an improved relationship with their child. "It can also improve their relationship with their partner. The programmes generally make parents feel more confident in their parenting skills and can have a positive impact on their own well-being." To volunteer phone 623- 8899 ext 83042 or email tprg@ auckland.ac.nz.
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