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.

Gratitudes for My Mother

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TRANSITION to the TEEN YEARS

                                Parents!   Are you ready?…… for the teen years?                The teen years are very challenging years for most parents. YOU ARE … Continue reading

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Discipline and Setting Limits

NewSong LA Church Flyer on Discipline Join me at NewSong LA Church on Sunday, April 21, 1:00 to 3:00pm where I will lead a workshop on “Discipline & Setting Limits”. All are welcome. See attached flyer for more information. Hope … Continue reading

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“The two things…

“The two things we can give our children are ROOTS & WINGS.” Jonas Salk

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Questions from an Empty Nester in a New Land

When the kids finally left home, many questions came to my mind ~ What does it mean to be a “mother” now? What does it mean to be a “father” now? What does it mean to be a married couple … Continue reading

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“HOW TO STOP BEING BULLIED” ~ January 23 ~ Free Workshop

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New Year Reflections ~

Well, we made it through the holidays! I was going to write about dealing with holiday stress, but I guess I was too stressed and too busy to write about it! Hope you weren’t expecting it. Like the holidays, we … Continue reading

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Let it Snow! (sip cocoa, read, and watch it snow!)

“Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow!” Maybe that’s a good mantra for parents as they weather the ups and downs of parenthood.  As the song goes, …”The weather outside is frightful, but the fire is so delightful. … Continue reading

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How do you Culivate Gratitude in Hard Times?

This is supposed to be the season of giving thanks, of Thanks-giving. We encourage our children to be grateful. But are we grateful? How can we be grateful after great loss or death or change that shakes our world?  What … Continue reading

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Save the Date: Wed. eve, January 23, 2013, FREE Parent Workshop

Start the New Year right with a Parent Workshop! Thanks to the Westchester YMCA, I will be presenting a free parent workshop at the YMCA Annex (that nice building behind the Y, formerly Jr. Women’s Club site). TOPIC: Teasing and … Continue reading

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