Upcoming Events

In order ...

  1. Informal Weekly Chats - Meet Marty, ask questions, bring concerns  Location:  Pinhole Coffee, 231 Cortland Ave, San Francisco - Wednesday mornings coffee/tea time, 7:30-8:30 am, and Sunday afternoons, 4:30-5:30 pm. 


  • Wednesday, Feb 28 and Sunday, Mar 4
  • Wednesday, Mar 7* and Sunday, Mar 11
  • Later weeks will be announced at least one week in advance.

* Likely but not for certain, may have Jury Duty


  1. TBA  Book Discussion Group    Interested? Let me know here.  I already have a short have a list.
  2. TBA  Seminar 1 - Our Hidden Parenting Manual (a well-worn path), The Source of Resistance, The Parents' Dilemma, The Childrens' Dilemma -  90 minutes of fun, work & discovery
  3. TBA  Seminar 2 - A New Context, A New Vocabulary, New Results (the solutions to the dilemmas) - 90 minutes or until completed

Who are these events for?           Parents, Grandparents, Teachers, Parents-to-Be (the possibility of parenting as a contribution to your own growth, development, and fulfillment)
Missing cooperation and/or intimacy? Not feeling appreciated? Worry about schooling, productivity, transitions, relationship?    Or, just curious about what parenting & teaching could be like?

How much do events cost?        I offer my educational programs based on several factors. First,  the following principle is a bit tired (and tiresome), but it is also inaccurate: you get what you pay for. But in fact you can get way more if you do the work (keep the agreements of your event). A further difficulty is that while some amazing results* are likely to occur by the end of the event, each event is really a seed, and your nurturing it (that is, your nurturing yourself and your potential) is what will keep your results* multiplying. 

Seminars have a $35 registration fee, and tuition will be "pay-as-you-go, pay-what-you-will." That is, you determine your tuition.** As of this date, followup graduate sessions/discussions/meetings will be free to graduates to attend and each event will be followed by a request to contribute to the cost of making sessions available.  The assumption is that when you contribute to the growth of available resources, those resources are contributing to the quality of your family life.

* Results are minimally more open and intimate communication between specific family members, especially with regard to subjects that had been being avoided. When both parents participate, an alignment occurs without compromise or giving in.

** A typical 2 hour parenting seminar is about $50. This is not a typical parenting seminar. I will ask for tuition payment at the end of each session, either by credit card or personal check. All related conversations and payment information given will be held in strictest confidence.

If you want to attend or want more information, please send me a message, filling out your contact information (privacy is promised) and which event or a topic you have a question about. Click here.

For this work, small groups work allow for more diverse conversations and learning process. Grandparents are heartily invited.  Individuals or partners are welcome to start out as individuals or as partners, and then may decide to join a small group.  Use Contact page to request specific information.

Photo by svetikd/iStock / Getty Images
Photo by svetikd/iStock / Getty Images

Part 1 - Beyond Good Parenting - Creating a New Path to Partnership is a 90-minute introduction to nine valuable concepts and neurological facts. Many will be new, some will be old and problematic, and some will be old and useful, but all are relevant to seeing behavior in a new way, a way that gives you access and tools for creating a future that you really want. The source of resistance and two universal relational dilemmas, one parental and one children's, are revealed.

Part 2 - Beyond Good Parenting - A Solution to the Dilemmas, 90 - 120 minutes, begins a process of discernment and replacement of an ancient behavioral assessment language (a paradigm) with a new one, out of which conversations about behavior, learning, and relationship deepen, feel natural, occur with more freedom, especially in our most vulnerable times and relationships.

Book Discussion Group

Ongoing discussion and examples of distinctions and tools from Beyond Good Parenting as they apply to real life specific issues of attendees. Hard copy or online book reading required, loaner copies may be available in zip code 94110. Starting soon - come back or sign up for email event announcements

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For Graduates

Opportunities for getting together with Marty and other grads are offered. Attended and lead by Marty, these are fun "work" sessions, for asking questions, exploring any current problems, practice communicating in a new paradigm, and get additional new information or resources.