Southland parents will receive advice on strengthening their family life at a free event held by New Zealand author, speaker and media personality Yvonne Godfrey on Thursday, September 13.
The event, sponsored by and hosted at City Impact Church Invercargill, is part of Godfrey’s 13-stop Stronger Families Tour 2018, which will be held at schools and community venues across New Zealand from Cambridge to Invercargill.
Godfrey’s lessons for tweens, teens and young adults include confidence, independence and responsibility, building healthy relationships and conflict resolution.
Godfrey said those aspects of young adulthood were often sorely missing in today’s society and it didn’t bode well for a strong, happy family unit.
“Today, we have far too many young people growing up unable to relate well to people face-to-face. What’s more, parents and schools seem less willing or able to teach their kids the people skills and behavioural boundaries they need to do well in life.
It’s a new societal problem that requires us to look at the whole family,” Godfrey said.
The 63-year-old grandmother has featured offering advice on several TV shows, radio stations, newspapers and magazines, and has a regular segment on Radio Live, where she shares her wisdom. One of Godfrey’s leading aspirations is for parents to create a “family brand” that provides an environment they and their children can thrive on.
Invercargill City Impact Pastor Daryl Watson said the church was looking forward to
hosting this event.
“We are passionate about helping families navigate relationships and the challenges that families can face. Our goal is to help parents and give them some tools to equip their children in the future,” Mr Watson said.
Whilst the parent-only event is free, bookings for the 200-seat venue are essential.
People must book online at strongerfamilies.co.nz. The event is held from 7.30 –
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