Ongoing Parenting Class and Support Group in Mar Vista, CA

Every third Sunday starting March 15th in Mar Vista, CA

Space is limited, please RSVP for the upcoming class. We will send you the location details via e-mail.


  • Sunday, March 15 at 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (RSVP)
  • Sunday, April 5 at 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (RSVP)
  • Sunday, April 26 at 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (RSVP)
  • Sunday, May 17 at 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (RSVP)

Cost: $20 with RSVP, $25 for walk-ins. We will not turn away anyone for lack of funds.

Let us know if you need to bring your child and their age. In most cases this is possible, given that you will oversee them. We do not provide childcare.

The intention of this class and support group is to help you, the parent, evolve faster, make fewer mistakes, and infuse fun and ease in your parenting practice.

We will focus on the practical aspects of compassionate parenting and will spend time discussing and finding solutions to real-life situations from your daily parenting experiences. You will be able to bring a fresh outlook and create new possibilities in your relationship as parent and/or couple. You will have the opportunity to learn, practice, discuss your progress, correct course and quickly improve your understanding and abilities.

The classes will cover multiple topics including, but not limited to:

  • Establishing long-term parenting goals
  • Parenting styles, their origins, pros and cons
  • Understanding core motivation and behavior
  • SALVE/OFNEEDS formulas: a thinking parent’s approach to difficult situations
  • Child development basics
  • Unconditional parenting
  • Anger management for parents
  • Going beyond praise and punishment in supporting healthy emotional development
  • Simple tools for successful parenting partnerships: conflict resolution and collaboration techniques for busy couples
  • Age-appropriate behaviors and expectations
  • Yes-And Parenting: how to reduce resistance and remain playful while maintaining leadership
  • “Parenting With” vs “Parenting To” – how to remain on the same side and preserve trust long-term
  • Establishing a healthy diet and supporting a healthy relationship with food
  • How to support your child in school
  • Teaching respect in a respectful way
  • The real meaning of discipline and how to support your child in developing it
  • Growing as a parent and going beyond old parenting practices
  • Preventing and dealing with temper tantrums
  • Time outs that don’t punish but support
  • The art of appreciation: How to appreciate without manipulation
  • Supporting leadership and self-discipline
  • TV, computers, iPhones etc.: how to support the 21st century children in their relationship with the internet and addictive technologies

In addition to the list above, you will have the opportunity to share your experience, wisdom and failures. Teaching is a part of learning. You have hard-earned wisdom which will likely benefit other parents sharing your journey.




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