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Problem-solving: Raising children to be proactive problem-solvers

Staff, Parents
Event type
Webinar, Short course
Human Resources

When you think about it, every day we encounter personal and professional challenges that require us to solve problems. It’s the same for our children who need to overcome issues that arise at pre-school, school, at home and at play.

As a parent or carer, you can support children to learn effective problem-solving skills so they don’t feel helpless and so you know that they can navigate the world safely when adults are not there to guide them. This is especially important as children grow and become more independent as the challenges they face can have far reaching negative consequences.

You’ll feel more confident as a parent or educator when you can support children to develop the skills to overcome life’s challenges.

Webinar includes

  • What problem-solving is
  • Why problem-solving is a crucial skill for your child’s life success
  • Simple two-step process for problem-solving
  • Ways to teach your children effective problem-solving strategies
  • Question and answer session

By attending this session, parents and carers will have a better understanding of how to help their children develop problem-solving skills so they can navigate the many different up’s and downs that life can bring.

Throughout the 12-month programme you will

  • Receive practical strategies on supporting family wellbeing and managing day-to-day parenting challenges on a range of common issues
  • Learn about research findings on wellbeing, parenting and child development;
  • Enjoy tips to better manage work and family - develop your confidence and skills as a parent so you can reduce family stress and be more focused and productive at work.

You’ll find the complete list of the LIVE interactive webinars and other resources below and in the Work and Family Support Resource Centre.

How the programme works

  1. Register for the programme at the link below with your work email address
    Register for the Work and Family Support webinar series
  2. You will receive an email reminder 1 week prior to the webinar, and the link to join the webinar 1 day and again 1 hour before the session start time with an “add to calendar” option. You can choose to join live or watch a recording at a later time.
  3. Watch the replay in the Resource Centre where you will find podcasts, handouts and articles.

Once you’ve registered, just enter the dates and times into your calendar, so you don’t miss a thing.

12 month Work and Family Support Programme schedule 2024

16 January 2024 1:00pm–2:00pm Getting Organised: Strategies for managing work and family
20 February 2024 1:00pm–2:00pm Setting Intentions: Starting the year with clarity, confidence, and conviction
19 March 2024 1:00pm–2:00pm Supporting Child Safety: Bully-proofing your child
16 April 2024 1:00pm–2:00pm Managing kids screen time: Strategies for safe technology use
21 May 2021 1:00pm–2:00pm Personal Best Parenting: What good parenting is about
18 June 2021 1:00pm–2:00pm Empowering children: Developing healthy self-esteem
23 July 2024 1:00pm–2:00pm Teenagers: Understanding the teen brain. Making sense of their emotions and behaviours
20 August 2024 1:00pm–2:00pm Problem-solving: Raising children to be proactive problem-solvers
17 September 2024 1:00pm–2:00pm Mental wellbeing: Building positivity into family life
22 October 2024 1:00pm–2:00pm Family Wellbeing: Nutrition, exercise, and sleep
19 November 2024 1:00pm–2:00pm Emotional Regulation: Helping children manage their emotions toddler to teen
10 December 2024 1:00pm–2:00pm School Holidays: Navigating the work and family juggle

Note: New Zealand Daylight Time October–March and New Zealand Standard Time April–September



Carina Perner


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