Founded by Yvonne Godfrey in 2009, the four day Making it on my Own programme helps 16-24-year-olds transition into independent adults.
MIOMO covers independent living, communication, healthy relationships, goal achievement, money mastery and becoming work-ready.
“Independence is a team effort,” says award winning international speaker and author Yvonne Godfrey. “For young adults to step up and take responsibility, parents need to equip their kids then step aside and let them have a go.
“Young people can always do more than their parents think.
“Unfortunately, too many parents are passively parenting – partly because they lack the confidence to lead, but also because they are working so hard in their jobs and businesses, they run out of energy to parent properly.”
Yvonne Godfrey will be speaking to parents of tweens, teens and young adults at Bethlehem College on Elder lane on Thursday, March 1 from 7.30pm-9pm.
Her parenting wisdom comes from the MIOMO programme and her books ‘Parenting Yadults’ and ‘Making it on my Own’.
Money raised via the evening will go towards Bethlehem College students participating in the Pacific Basin Music Festival in Hawaii.
Ticket prices are $25 for early bird or $30 for general admission and door sales.
For more information and to book go to: www.eventbrite.co.nz and search Parenting Yadults.
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