At the heart of our vision and mission is the desire to support parents, and we offer many programs to help parents learn to engage with their children through empathy and connection. Parents come to Echo Parenting & Education for a wide variety of reasons. Some heard about our parenting classes from a friend or relative and are curious. Others have been referred to a parenting class by a judge or social worker, and found us by searching online. Still others have had an experience with their child that was difficult or frightening, and are seeking tools for getting through tough times with their kids. As such, it’s a very diverse group of parents, and we offer an array of different programming to provide quality classes for all. We have classes that run of just and evening and some that are months long (and everything in between!)
Parenting Classes on Saturdays
Echo Parenting & Education teaches nonviolent parenting Philosophy and Practice on Saturday mornings in Echo Park. Classes are held in both Spanish and English. Each class cycle is ten weeks long and held on an ongoing basis.
Parenting Matters Lecture Series
An occasional series of talks by people connected to Echo Parenting and Education’s work. Always thought provoking! Join our mailing list to get information about the Parenting Matters Lecture series.
Parent Support Groups
Our Support Groups offers parents, care providers and others who have been through our 10 week parenting class the opportunity to come together to share the joys and challenges of their parenting journey. They are invaluable resource for deepening your understanding and practice of nonviolence in parenting and to receive support from others.
Private Parenting Classes
Private Parenting Classes bring the nonviolent parenting Philosophy and Practice into the intimate environment of your home or privately arranged meeting space. These classes develop a community of friends and peers who practice the principles of nonviolent parenting and communication. Classes can also be geared towards grandparents, fathers, prenatal couples and any other group. Classes encompass the same curriculum as the Parenting Class Series
At Echo Parenting & Education we work with the adults in your family to problem solve and find the connecting relationship with your children. Nonviolent parenting nurtures families to flourish with more effective communication, deeper emotional connection and mutual trust. It is never to early or late to learn the practice of nonviolent parenting. Echo Parenting and Education offers one-on-one coaching sessions at our offices or at your home. Click here for more information.
Master Classes on a variety of topics. Each of these two hour sessions offers an in-depth, interactive discussion of a single topic related to raising children. In addition to hearing content from one of Echo Parenting’s master teachers that draws upon the most current research about child development and neuroscience, participants will have an opportunity to pose questions and to share their own parenting experiences. We have a wide range of Master Classes — check our Master Class page for more info.
Special Topics Series
Similar to our Master Classes – each series offers a more intensive, in-depth and interactive discussion of a single topic related to raising children, but in a longer more in depth format.. In addition to hearing content from one of Echo Parenting’s master teachers that draws upon the most current research about child development and neuroscience, participants will have an opportunity to pose questions and to share their own parenting experiences. Past special topic series have been on anger, teens/tweens, siblings and couples work.
Retreats offer a day long opportunity to go deeper into our work as parents. Echo Parenting and Education usually offers at least two retreats per year — one for women/mothers and one for men/fathers. Check our Retreats page to find the date for the next retreat.