PFP: Workshops


A Place for Parents: Workshops

Monthly Workshops with Parenting Guru Barbara Olinger

September Workshop: Siblings in the House

SUNDAY September 10, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Open Temple House 1422 Electric Ave. Venice

For Parents of Children Under 8 Years Old

Come join us as we explore approaches and tools to help us parent more than one child. Our families become hotbeds of relationship building with differing developmental needs, different temperaments, practical management issues and it can feel overwhelming! Connecting with other parents (you are not alone!) and learning new approaches can be so helpful in both daily routines and longer term growth. We will focus on managing sibling issues and meeting our children’s needs (while trying to keep our own sanity intact!). We will look at ways of setting limits, having special time and increasing the bond between our children.

Cost: $36 Couples $70

Childcare available $10 per child


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.

Open Temple is committed to ensuring that financial constraints never limit participation. Please contact us to discuss reduced fees at



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