Barbara Olinger


Parenting Workshops with Barbara Olinger

Workshops with Parenting Guru Barbara Olinger
Open Temple House
$36 per workshop ($70 couples)
Childcare available for $10 with advance notice 


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.

Upcoming workshops:

Blocks To Peaceful Parenting  Follow-up Workshop

Sunday February 26, 2017, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

We may know how we want to 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! In this workshop designed for parents who have already taken at least one “Triggers” workshop, we will explore more deeply what our triggers are, how to recognize the triggers and how to deal with them.

Welcoming Your Second Child

Sunday March 26, 2017 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join us for this workshop focusing on welcoming a second child into your family. We will explore how to prepare your child and the various feelings and behaviors that can arise as well as practical management issues. For parents pregnant with their second child or for parents who have given birth within the last two months.

Connecting With Your Child: For Parents of Children Ages 3-5 years old

Sunday April 23, 2017 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

In this workshop we will explore developmental themes and how they are expressed through behavior, how to set non-punitive limits and how to recognize and move through our triggers to help our children flourish.