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Going Solo Forum

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  • Fri 25 Aug ’17, 7:00pm – 8:30pm


St Albans Uniting Church, Cnr Nancy Ave and Knowles St, St Albans, Christchurch Show map


All Ages

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  • Going Solo Forum: $0.00

Going alone as a parent can be tough. A panel of people who have "been there, done that" or in the midst of "making it work" will share insights and info on parenting alone and how you can make it work for you. Each panellist will give a short bio of their parenting journey and two of our panelists will approach the topic from a professional family relationships aspect. There will be plenty of time for Q and A to our panel.

With Jenny Purkis, Karyn Riley, Lou Kelleher and Tina Simons-Bennett.

Lou and Tina will share their stories, hard-won strategies, and tips to help you in your journey.

Karyn will share her insights into 'going solo' and how taking small steps, daily gratitude, a sense of humour (along with a few tears!) and good friends and support networks helped her ride the crazy roller coaster of separation and dating as a single parent.

Jenny Purkis knows firsthand that without acquiring the necessary tools, a 'fingers crossed and hope for the best' way of addressing the changing needs of those involved can have disastrous effects on the children of such mergers and that without support may result in trauma and the prolonged painful sabotaging of the adult relationships. Jenny is now a counsellor with Strength-to-Strength, with 20 years' experience in working with families and will bring insights from several perspectives.

Spaces are limited so please book a place.
Sponsored by the Ministry of Social Development and the Papanui-Innes Community Board.

Hosted by St Albans Uniting Parish.

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