Free parenting event coming

Yvonne Godfrey is bringing her Stronger Families speaking tour to Cambridge.

Cambridge parents will no doubt benefit from a talk in Cambridge later this month, when Yvonne Godfrey brings her 13-stop Stronger Families speaking tour to Cambridge High School.

Members of the public are invited to attend the free event on August 27, where the family coach, speaker and media personality will share her message on building a strong, happy family unit, and helping teens develop the right skills for life.

“Today, we have far too many young people growing up unable to relate well to people face to face,” said Godfrey. “What’s more, parents 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.”

The author of Independence And Success In Life, and, Making It On My Own; 52 Smart Way to Smash It in the Real World for teens and young adults, Godfrey is sowing her Stronger Families message into schools and communities on a 13-stop tour from Cambridge to Invercargill, starting at Cambridge High School.

Her leading aspiration is for parents to create a “family brand” that they and their children can thrive on, and her lessons for tweens, teens and young adults include confidence, independence, conflict resolution, and responsibility. “These aspects of young adulthood are often sorely missing these days,” said Godfrey, “and it doesn’t bode well for a strong, happy family unit.”

Yvonne Godfrey is sharing her Stronger Families message with communities around New Zealand, starting with Cambridge later this month.

“Over time, all streams of my work have led to some common sense and effective strategies that equip families to live a secure, thriving and mentally well way of life. In other words, I’m helping families to become stronger, so that family life becomes more rewarding instead of being primarily an endurance race!”

Cambridge High School will host the event for students and parents, as well as the wider public. All are welcome to attend. The event is free but families will need to RSVP by visiting and click “Book Your Seat”.

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