We will teach you about tūpuna parenting mātauranga, grounded in the tapu and mana of pēpi, and give you tools to share these kōrero with whānau as part of your daily practice.
You will be able to inspire and empower them to be gentle, respectful and loving parents and whānau, just like our tūpuna were.
Our tūpuna were gentle and respectful parents and whānau, before the colonials imposed their parenting on Māori.
Once Were Warriors was not how we parented. We were great warriors, but those warriors were raised gently.
Helping whānau finding inspiring stories from their whakapapa, or sharing our tūpuna stories can empower them to parent differently.
Ngākau Aroha shares mātauranga that our wairua welcomes openly. I have had a whānau say to me ‘I knew it! I knew my people were good!‘ – the elation and the pride that followed that statement isn’t something I can convey with mere words. You had to see it, you had to feel it.
that pēpi are born with, the foundations of tūpuna parenting, starting with the atua (spirit world).
Including whakatauki, waiata oriori, atua pūrākau and early explorer accounts.
and tūpuna parenting ways, guiding you on a personal journey.
situations so you can provide practical advice to the whānau you support.
considering different whānau, ages/stages of pēpi and tamariki, and varying backgrounds you will encounter.
that you will use to support including this kaupapa into your daily practice with whānau.
Inspired by her mother’s and grandmother’s work, Elizabeth is applying her years of experience in user experience, designing for customers and strategy planning to this kaupapa. Her very technical background was as a software developer (BSc(Hons)) and Roboticist (MEngSc) before moving into strategy, leadership and planning roles. She learnt about tūpuna parenting ways in detail from her Mum in the years before Helen passed away. Elizabeth’s other mahi is as māmā to three tamariki, who she treasures and adores.
As well as being Chairman for this kaupapa, Dr Kaa is Archdeacon for Mātauranga in the Anglican Church and a social justice advocate. He is passionate about child welfare, just as his father, Dr Hone Kaa, was before him. He holds a PhD in history from the University of Auckland and is author of an award-winning book, Te Hāhi Mihinare – The Māori Anglican Church, about iwi engagement with Christianity and how Māori adapted it to make it our own.
For Whānau Āwhina Plunket, partnering with Tūpuna Parenting is a crucial relationship whilst on our pro-equity journey. The course is deeply embedded in mātauranga Māori that brings practical relevance to today’s modern parenting.
Ka pai, we’re happy to customise the learning journey for the rohe, hapū and iwi that you’re in. Message us and we can have a hui about your needs.