Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 

Educating grandparents in the community

15 NOVEMBER 2018

Hawkes Bay Parents Centre educating grandparents in the community

Who would have thought grandparents could attend antenatal classes tailored to them?

Hawkes Bay Parents Centre is holding a Grandparents Antenatal Seminar at the end of November – a chance for grandparents to learn key changes in feeding, sleeping and parenting for newborn babies.

Hawkes Bay Parents Centre is one of 46 community-based Parents Centres across the country and have been offering support and education for new and existing parents in their community since 1971. They run well-attended pregnancy, childbirth and parent education (antenatal) programmes, on-going support networks for new mothers, and hot topic events.

“Pregnancy, childbirth and parenting has changed over the past few decades. We spend so much time teaching the new parents-to-be but no time teaching the grandparents-to-be. Hawkes Bay Parents Centre want that to change” says Talia Foster, current President of Hawkes Bay Parents Centre.

After parents, grandparents spend the most time with new babies. Grandparents are often one of the first places parents will go for advice and they are the ones parents rely on when they are not around – whether it be in the other room for a much-needed nap, or out for the evening for the first date night in months. It is therefore very important that they are equipped with up to date advice to keep babies safe, ensure advice doesn’t contradict what professionals say, and help to support families in the best way possible.

This two-hour seminar is a great opportunity for all grandparents or grandparents-to-be expecting a new addition to the family to meet other grandparents and ask questions. They don’t need to be first time grandparents or to be living with or caring for the baby regularly.

This seminar is being held on the evening of 29 November at Havelock North Family Centre. Contact Hawkes Bay Parents Centre (hawkesbay@parentscentre.org.nz) for more information or book here https://goo.gl/forms/cogZNjBEXlvPtacS2

Other parent education programmes on offer include the refresher antenatal course: a shortened version of the full antenatal course, with focus on changes in the healthcare system and introducing siblings.

“I didn’t realise how much I had forgotten from the first time, and it was great to share different experiences from the first time that you wouldn’t be able to do in a group of new mums.” says a Parent Centre member who attended this refresher course recently.

Ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Clark Exit, Convention Centres, And The Killing Of Hachalu Hundessa


Goodbye, David Clark. In the end, the outgoing Health Minister decided that in the midst of a pandemic the best thing he could do for New Zealand would be to no longer be there – given that being there had involved hiving off on his mountain bike during a lockdown, and throwing the country’s most beloved Health bureaucrat under a bus. As Clark indicated so memorably at last week’s press conference, when it comes to managing public health risks at the border the buck stops with…that guy over there! In the aftermath of that debacle, Clark reached the same conclusion the nation had reached some time ago, that leadership just wasn’t his thing. Once again, he got on his bike.... More>>
 

Government: David Clark Resigns As Health Minister

The Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has accepted David Clark’s resignation as Health Minister. More>>

ALSO:

Election 2020: Green Party Unveils Income Policy

The Green Party is today unveiling its Poverty Action Plan, which includes a Guaranteed Minimum Income to ensure people have enough to live with dignity. The scheme resets income support payments to ensure everyone not in full-time paid work gets at least ... More>>

ALSO:


Conservation: New Protection For Dolphins

Extensive new protections are being put in place as part of an updated plan to look after New Zealand’s native Hector’s and Māui dolphins, announced Minister of Fisheries Stuart Nash and Minister of Conservation Eugenie Sage today. More>>

ALSO:

Auckland: Water Consent Referred To Board Of Inquiry

Environment Minister David Parker has today “called in” Auckland’s application to the Waikato Regional Council to take an extra 200 million litres of water a day from the lower reaches of the Waikato River for Auckland drinking water and other municipal uses... More>>

ALSO:

Gun Law: A New Firearms System Focused On Safety

Tougher gun laws will begin to take effect from next week following the passage of new firearms legislation through Parliament today. The Minister of Police says the Third Reading of the Arms Legislation Bill is an historic milestone for community ... More>>

ALSO:

Government: Building A Stronger Health And Disability System

The Government is committing to a long-term programme of reform to build a stronger New Zealand Health and Disability System that delivers for all. More>>

ALSO:

National: Todd Muller Announces Caucus Reshuffle

Today I am confirming a minor shadow cabinet reshuffle due to the retirement of Paula Bennett. Dr Shane Reti will be ranked number 13 and will take on Associate Drug Reform. Shane has demonstrated a huge intellect and capacity for work, supporting ... More>>

Biosecurity: Winston Peters On EU Travel: 'We're Not Going To Compromise Our Country's Health'

Foreign Minister Winston Peters says New Zealanders who head to Europe on holiday should pay for their two weeks' hotel quarantine when they return. More>>

Economy: Infrastructure Investment To Create Jobs, Kick-Start COVID Rebuild

A new package of infrastructure investments will help kick-start the post-COVID rebuild by creating more than 20,000 jobs and unlocking more than $5 billion of projects up and down New Zealand. Finance Minister Grant Robertson and Infrastructure Minister ... More>>

ALSO:

Covid-19: Isolation System To Be Beefed Up After Stress

A range of improvements are already underway to address issues identified in the rapid review of the Managed Isolation and Quarantine system released today, Housing Minister Megan Woods said. The review was commissioned just over a week ago to identify ... More>>

ALSO:

Election 2020: Parties Get Into Gear

ACT has today announced its list for the 2020 General Election. “The calibre and experience of our candidates will impress voters of every persuasion. We have candidates from all walks of life. People who have built their homes, families and businesses ... More>>

ALSO:


Int'l Trade: New Zealand To Host Virtual APEC In 2021

Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters and Trade and Export Growth Minister David Parker announced today that New Zealand’s hosting of APEC in 2021 will go ahead using virtual digital platforms. Mr Peters said the global disruption caused by COVID-19, ... More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 


 

InfoPages News Channels