Author Archives: Linda Marten, MSW

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. After extensive practice & training with Izzy Kalman, Linda became a certified "Bullies to Buddies" Trainer in 2017. Linda provides private sessions by appointment. She is also the mother of two children.

Raising a Teenager Today: What’s Vaping?

“Vaping” (or electronic cigarettes) has become a big problem with Middle School and High School youth. They think it’s safe because it tastes sweet, but it’s not. There’s nicotine as well as other chemicals and particles in the vapor that … Continue reading

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Holiday Stress, Kids, and Money

Holiday Stress, Kids, and Money Are the holidays “the most wonderful time of the year” or “the most stressful time of the year”? I have great memories of the holidays as a child.  I couldn’t wait for December to arrive.  … Continue reading

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“Parenting the Teenager” Workshop Flyer


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“Parenting the Teenager”

Teen got you stressed ? You’re not alone! You’re invited to a special workshop for parents of teens (or anyone working or living with teens) Nov. 19 and Nov. 26, 2018  7:00pm El Segundo Public Library El Segundo, CA (This … Continue reading

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Worried About Kids Getting Teased & Bullied?

FLYER-Bully Workshop,Westport Heights Learn how to help your child deal with bullying in a new, effective way that really works! Linda Marten will lead this informative, helpful training for parents and caregivers hosted by Westport Heights Elementary School, March 20th … Continue reading

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Kids, Technology, & CyberBullying

Join me at a parent workshop I will be leading at St. Jerome’s Catholic School next Wed., October 16, 2013, 6:30 to 8:00pm. See the flyer for more details.  St. Jerome Flyer Oct. 16 wkshp copy

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Kids & Homework Hassles got you STRESSED?

Join me this month for a NEW parenting series of workshops sponsored by Loyola Village Elementary PTA Morning and evening workshops are offered to fit your busy schedule. See the flyer for more details. Loyola Village Parent Series Paper Ad-1-1

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How to Deal with Being Bullied

Tired of being teased and bullied? Come to a free workshop just for kids (ages 10 to 18) sponsored by Westchester YMCA, Youth Development Council on  Sat. Sept. 28th, 11:00 to 1:00pm.  I will be leading some fun role plays … Continue reading

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“Discipline & Setting Limits” Workshop

Open Charter Elementary School will host a workshop I will be leading next Wed. eve, Sept. 12th, 6:00 to 8:00pm. See flyer for more details: Open Charter Flyer, 9-12-13 All parents & caregivers are welcome. Hope to see you then!

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Save the Date: May 28th, 8:30-10:00am at Loyola Elementary School

“Transition to the Teen Years & Setting Limits” REVISED Loyola Teen Years flyer Be sure to attend this helpful, interactive parent workshop led by Linda Marten and hosted by Loyola Elementary School in Westchester, CA. For more information:

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