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10AM -- 4PM SAT
Tips for Parenting Adolescents Seminar
Topics include boundaries and consequences,
manipulation, and resolving conflict and communication
Tuesday 13 August 7.30pm to 9pm
At Riccarton High
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Phone: 337 9452
Tips for Parenting
TOUGHLOVE and Riccarton High as
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150 Withells Road, Avonhead
Phone: 358 5443
Don't judge or
Teddy was one of those unliked kids at school. He wasn't
good at expressing himself. His clothes were often not
clean and he had a certain whiff about him. His teacher
got a certain perverse pleasure out of noting that Teddy
had failed another test. She should have known better
because his history was noted:
First year: Teddy is a good boy who shows promise, but he
has a poor home situation.
Second year: Teddy is quiet and withdrawn. His mother
is terminally ill.
Third year: Teddy is falling behind. His mother died
this year. His father is uninvolved.
Fourth year: Teddy is hopelessly backward. Teddy is living with
an aunt. He is deeply troubled.
Christmas came, and children brought nicely wrapped
presents for their teacher. Teddy's however was in a
brown paper bag. As the teacher opened the presents
they admired by the class. When Teddy's was opened it
was a bracelet with some of the stones missing and a half
full bottle of perfume. The class started to laugh but
Miss Thompson caught herself and slipping on the bracelet
said, "This is lovely and doesn't the perfume smell good?"
At the end of class Teddy approached her shyly. "I'm glad
you liked my gifts Miss Thompson," he whispered.
"All day long you smelled like my mother. And her bracelet
looks nice on you too."
After he left Miss Thompson put her head on her desk
and cried. She asked God to forgive her. She prayed that
God would help her see what he sees when she looks at a
When the kids came back to school,
Miss Thompson tutored the
ones who needed extra help,
Teddy most of all. By the end of
another year he had caught up
with most of his classmates.
Jesus said, "do not judge others
and you will not be judged."
Chrissy MacPherson - NCVN
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Community asset: Geoff King is the director of
Petersgate Counselling Centre which has
performed a valuable community service for 17
Counselling on all
of life's concerns
Petersgate Counselling Centre was
established in 1996 in response to need
in the community.
Today it is one of the busiest
counselling agencies in Christchurch
with a team of more than 20
counsellors seeing more than 1000
clients per year.
Fees are set by a sliding scale based
on household income with clients who
are eligible to receive government
funding assisted to apply. The fee
structure is made possible by the
generous financial and other support
Petersgate receives from a number of
community organisations and
individuals including contributing
churches, Rotary and Lions clubs, the
Christchurch City Council and the
As part of the Earthquake Recovery
Counselling Service network,
Petersgate is able to provide free
counselling for earthquake-related
Counselling is provided for a wide
range of life issues including stress and
depression, relationships, grief and
trauma as well as motivation, career
development and personal growth.
Petersgate's counsellors have many
years of experience and bring a rich
variety of counselling qualifications and
styles including person-centred,
cognitive behavioural (CBT), solution-
focused, narrative, acceptance and
commitment, interactive drawing,
imago and Gestalt therapies. This
diversity enables counsellors to be
matched with clients' preferences and
Petersgate offers an affordable,
professional counselling service to
individuals, couples and, in some cases,
families at its comfortable, easily
accessible and recently renovated
premises at 29 Yaldhurst Rd.
Evening sessions are available every
weeknight but Friday. Bus stops are
within easy walking distance and there
is ample car and bicycle parking
available on site.
Contact Geoff King, director,
Petersgate Counselling Centre, 29
Yaldhurst Rd, Upper Riccarton,
Christchurch. Ph: 03 343 3391. Email:
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