Barbara Olinger


Parenting Groups and Workshops

Groups and Workshops with Parenting Guru Barbara Olinger

A Place for Parents at Open Temple House

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Ongoing Groups:
Welcoming Your Second Child Group: Wednesdays
Dad’s Group: Monthly
Support Group –  Parents with 8-12 year olds: Every other Tuesday

Upcoming Workshop: Sunday, March 18th
Blocks to Peaceful Parenting – Triggers
Every parent gets triggered! We will explore what triggers are, how to recognize when we are triggered, and how to deal with them.

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, she focuses on supporting parents of young children and preschool teacher training. She has two grown sons.

She is the author of the parenting book, Growing From the Roots: A Practical Guide to the Art of Parentingnow on DVD along with Welcoming Your Second Child.

Note: Please always check the Open Temple Calendar to confirm scheduling.