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An Evening With Diane Levy

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Waitakere Primary School

10 Bethells Road

Waitakere, Auckland 0816

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The Waitakere Primary School PTA is proud to present

An Evening with Diane Levy

Want to know how to raise resilient children?

How do you support your children’s angry and upset feelings?

Need help getting your children to do as they are told?

Join us for practical advice, strategies and much more... see below for more about the evening.

Diane Levy is a household name in New Zealand, known for her practical, informative and humorous approach to raising children today. She is a counsellor, family therapist, speaker and bestselling author.

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to attend one of Diane’s seminars right here in our community.

All attendees receive take home notes, and Diane’s bestselling books will be available for purchase at special event prices.

"Waitakere on a Plate" cookbooks, Eco Tanka drink bottles and Awesome Inc. Gratitude Journals will also be available for purchase on the evening - supporting our school. EFTPOS available.

Doors open at 6:30pm for a 7:00pm start. Complimentary tea and coffee provided. There will be a short 10 minute break during the evening.



About the evening:

Raising Competent Children

If we wish to raise resilient children, we need to guide them from saying “I can’t” to a culture of “I can”. Diane will show us the upward spiral of competence and confidence and the downward spiral of giving up. She will show us how we can take our children onto an upward spiral of success through support, boundaries and manageable bites.

Supporting our Children’s Angry and Upset Feelings

The general Kiwi way of looking at childish tantrums is to describe them as “attention-seeking” and, in a previous generation, “just needs a good hiding.” When we have an angry, upset child in front of us, we often have an urge to ignore them or exile them so that they will learn that that they cannot get away with that sort of behaviour.

Diane Levy’s approach is a long way from “praise or punish.” She will show us how she developed a different way of thinking about our children’s anger, how to sort out whether we are dealing with a wobbly of control, upset or despair and practical suggestions about what we can do. She will also show us a way of helping our children look at options for problem-solving.

Getting Our Children to Do As They Are Told

Diane Levy believes that a well-behaved child can be a pleasure to be with. If only we can just get them to behave, we are freed up to enjoy their company.

With highly practical, what-to-do strategies, Diane shows us effective steps to get our children to do as they are asked. She tackles the difficult topics of hitting, biting, snatching, swearing and how to sort out the sort of mayhem that can happen when we deal with sibling scraps. Diane will also show us how to help children plan.



Introducing Diane Levy

Diane Levy is a household name in New Zealand, known as the person you turn to when you are having trouble managing children or the childish people in your life.

She is a Counselor, Family Therapist, Speaker and Author of “Of course I love you…NOW GO TO YOUR ROOM!” which was on the Booksellers’ Bestseller List for 2004, “They look so lovely when they’re asleep” and “Time Out for Tots, Teens and Everyone in Between.” In 2005 she was the Therapist/Presenter of the television programme “Demons to Darlings.”

Diane is known for her practical, informative and humorous approach to the problems that beset parents, educators, couples and families – whether at work or at home.

She believes that it is important that we support our children’s feelings and put boundaries on their inappropriate behavior so that we raise children who are pleasant to be with so we will want to spend more time in their company.

Diane and Vernon have three children - Robert, Tanya and Deborah, and have upgraded to grandparents of thirteen-year-old Zack and twelve-year-old Dani – per courtesy of their lovely daughter-in-law, Julie - so anything that Diane may recommend to others has been tested "in the field." Diane has had a refresher course with her five year-old granddaughter and three-year-old twins in Jerusalem.

Diane’s favourite bumper sticker reads “A mother’s place is in the wrong.”

Waitakere Primary School is delighted to bring Diane to speak with you. Proceeds from the event will go towards our senior playground project fund.




FAQs

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

We recommended carpooling where possible. Street parking is available on Bethells Road and Anzac Valley Road. An alternative is to use the Waitakere Rail Station Carpark and make a short walk to Waitakere Primary School via Township Road.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please email us at waitakereprimaryschoolevents@gmail.com and we will answer any questions you may have.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Yes, you must present your ticket for access to the event - or you can use the Eventbrite app on your smartphone.

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