Parenting from Your Heart: Raising Successful Children


Workshop Overview

Parenting from Your Heart is our parenting skills series, developed through the most current research, best practices and our collective experience working with children and families worldwide. We are proud to offer this comprehensive program to the community.

Learn to Be the Best Parent You Can Be

Building successful families is more than merely learning intellectual concepts and ideas. Throughout three sessions, participants will engage in experiential learning to understand how to apply the parenting skills required to help children grow to be successful and to help families succeed. Each experience gives the opportunity to hear the concepts, see them demonstrated, listen to others and integrate these approaches into your own parenting style and family life.

Learn To

  • Raise your child's self-esteem
  • Improve the efficacy of your parenting skills
  • Parent together more effectively with your partner
  • Deal with conflict within your family
  • Lead your family
  • Understand the impact of differing parenting styles

The Voice of The Child

Parenting from Your Heart includes the “Voice of the Child,” in which Gestalt Associates child therapist Margie Mapes brings adults inside a child’s perspective, making vivid what children actually feel and how they respond to issues, questions, problems and situations. Participants are taught how to see and hear what their child is communicating, both verbally and nonverbally, then properly respond. Topics discuss when conditions move from fluid to rigid, from OK to not OK by focusing on the situation and circumstances at hand.


  • 3 Consecutive Tuesdays
  • April 10, 17, 24
  • 7:00-8:30 PM
  • The Gestalt Institute of Central Ohio
    100 Outerbelt Street
    Columbus, OH 43213
  • Continuing Education Credits: 4.5 (1.5 per session)


Marjorie Mapes, LISW-S, RPT-S
Margie Mapes works with children, adolescents and their parents. She is a warm and caring individual who strongly advocates for young people. She instinctively relates to and understands children. Margie has done extensive training in Santa Barbara, California with Violet Oaklander, author of Windows to Our Children. She uses Violet’s highly effective model in her work with her clients. Margie’s dynamic therapeutic skills in listening, melting and supporting is known to engage young children and adolescents in exploring all parts of their selves. She finds deep satisfaction in helping parents learn to be the best parents possible by teaching them to be genuine, emotionally available and consistent.


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Parenting From Your Heart - April 2018

  • Dates:
    April 10, 17, 24
Availability: In stock
The Gestalt Institute of Central Ohio is approved by the Ohio Psychological Association to offer continuing education to psychologists. It is the responsibility of the provider to abide by the OPA-MCE guidelines.

The State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker & Marriage and Family Therapist Board grants the Gestalt Institute of Central Ohio approved provider status to provide continuing education for Counselors and Social Workers. *Approval for Social Work contract hours varies from state to state. Please consult your state's credentialing Board for more information.


Developing Your Child's Self-Esteem

Developing Your Child's Self-Esteem


Learn how to raise a child’s self-esteem through concrete, practical, specific and clear discussions. Parents, psychotherapy professionals and educators will help a child’s self-esteem grow. Watch as the child understands that without those negative beliefs taking root, doors to new opportunity will open. This tried-and-true approach is a must for professionals and parents.

    Availability: In stock