Please join us in Room 6 at 8:40am on Friday, February 8 for our next Parent Ed session, hosted by Barbara Olinger.
We may know how we want to be as a parent but just can’t get there. A “Beast” gets in the way of our peaceful parenting. What is this “Beast”? It is the state of being triggered. Every parent gets triggered! We will explore what triggers are, how to recognize when we are triggered, and how to deal with them. We will also define our children’s behaviors from a developmental perspective.
Barbara Olinger has her Masters in Social Work and has worked with children and families in both educational and therapeutic settings for over 35 years. This has included being a Child and Family Therapist, the Supervising Clinician in an outpatient mental health clinic, a co-founder of a co-operative preschool, and Director of Family Development at the YWCA Santa Monica / Westside. In her current private practice, Barbara focuses on parent education and support for parents of children ages 1-12 years old and teacher training. She offers on-going groups, individual/couples sessions, a monthly Dads Group, workshops on a variety of parenting topics, and phone consultations. Barbara has two sons, 29 and 26 years old.
The roots of healthy development begins with having our needs met. This is a requirement for growth: to separate, to feel confident physically, emotionally and socially, to gain a healthy sense of self, to be able to become compassionate. When our needs are supported, we develop from a foundation of trust- in our relationships and in our exploration of the world.