New Parent Workshops

I will be leading the following parent workshops which are open to all interested parents and caregivers:

“Anger Management” – Friday, April 15, 2011 at Venice High School in the Parent Center, 9am to 12noon. Come learn some tools for dealing with anger in yourself and your teenager.

“Communication – Staying Connected with Your Teenager” – Friday, April 29th at Venice High School, Parent Center, 9am to 12noon.

“Transition to Middle School” – Friday mornings in May, 8:30 – 10:30am,
at Grandview Elementary School, in the Parent Center.
Dates: May 6,13,20,27, and June 3rd. Come find out how to help your child with the transition from elementary school to middle school and also the transition from childhood to adolescence. You’ll also discover you’re not alone during this difficult time.

“Transition to Elementary School” at Kentwood Early Education Center in Westchester on Thursday afternoons, 3:00-5:15pm,
Dates: April 28, May 5,12, and 19th.
(I will also teach this workshop at Marina Early Education Center on Thursdays, May 26, Jume 2, 9, and 16th.)
These workshops help prepare parents for elementary school and how they can help their child transition to elementary school and develop a love of learning.

“Family Math” at University High School on Saturday mornings, 8:30am to 11:30am in the cafeteria.
Dates: May 14, 21 and June 4, 11th. (4 sessions total)
Come have fun and learn math at the same time with fun math games for the whole family. We will cover basic math skills as well as some algebra.
This is all hands-on, fun math games. No prior knowledge or skill needed.

Hope to see you at one of the above workshops! It’s a great way to get to know other parents and find out you’re not alone with the very important and difficult job of being a parent.

Quote for Today:        “Flowers grow out of dark moments”    Author Unknown

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About Linda Marten, MSW

Linda Marten is a California Credentialed Parent Educator since 1998, a former LAUSD parent educator & teacher advisor for 14 years, and a Member of the California Teachers Association (CTA) . She holds a Masters degree in Social Work from University of Washington and has extensive experience teaching and training parents and teachers. Linda leads interactive, informative workshops for parents, youth, and teachers from diverse socio-economic, racial and cultural backgrounds focusing on numerous issues related to parenting as well as helping youth who want to stop being bullied. Ms. Marten is a "bully expert" and has had great success teaching youth the "Bullies to Buddies" method developed by Izzy Kalman, school psychologist. Linda provides private sessions by appointment. She is also the mother of two children.
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