Pumpkins for Peace 2008 044 HomeWelcome to Echo Parenting & Education where we are committed to supporting all those who are involved in the care and education of children. We teach within a framework of nonviolence and provide strategies that are based on empathy, connecting language and the understanding of a child’s emotional, physical and brain development.

We are excited to announce that our administrative offices have moved!  We are located at 1000 W. Sunset Blvd, Ste 201, Los Angeles, CA 90012.  Our offices are open Monday through Friday, 9am – 4pm.

Please note: Saturday classes will continue to be held at the Echo Park United Methodist Church at 1226 N Alvarado St, Los Angeles, CA 90026.

Ruth Beaglehole at Changing the Paradigm 2014. Other videos are available here.


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Trauma and Parenting

by Louise Godbold, Co-Executive Director
Most child-raising models use punishment and rewards to condition children into exhibiting the behaviors we want. This is called ‘socialization’. It is called ‘creating obedient children’, but it is rarely recognized as oppression and a potentially traumatizing experience for children.
How could we be doing something so fundamental and in ways that [...]

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Transforming Schools

Transforming individual families and whole communities with trauma-informed nonviolent child-raising
by Diana Ayala
“Callate ya!” Shut up! These are the words that remained with us after our visit to Sally Ride Elementary School in South LA, the words of a grandma who was called in to pick up her granddaughter at school, and the words that silenced this little girl [...]

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