Thursday mornings, 10:00 am-12:30 pm

Course meetings are 2/15, 2/22, 3/1, 3/8, and 3/15


Private Home 
12830 Rose Ave.
Mar Vista, CA 90066

Driving Directions 


"This course is an eye opener to anyone having difficulties in parenting. At first the role playing was uncomfortable, but as the course went on I realized how valuable it was for me to participate. I have changed my approach with my child and it really works!"
-- Marelana, Los Angeles
Mom of 10 year old daughter
"This was a remarkable journey on how to parent, support and be in relationship with our gifted and 2e children. There are more tools than time and the environment is safe and encouraging! Thank you, Melanie!"
-- Kim, Orange County,
Mom of 9, 11, and 20 year old children


Melanie Prager 
Summit Center 

Enlightened Parenting 5 Week Course: How to Connect with Our Kids from Toddlers to Teens presented by Melanie Prager, J.D., C.P.E.
Thursday mornings, 10:00 am - 12:30 pm, for 5 weeks
February 15 through March 15
Los Angeles (Mar Vista), CA
(the January 31 Evening Workshop has been postponed)

The key to building strong relationships with our children is not a product of a punishment or consequence given in a moment in time -- but rather investing the time and effort to gain a greater knowledge and understanding of who our children are as people, as learners, and as physical, emotional and spiritual beings.

Parents will gain critical strategies and proven brain-based approaches to strengthen connections with our children. Parents will also share their experiences and gain support in a discussion group format. Tools will be provided and discussion topics will include - how to:

  • Connect with your child to build strong positive relationships
  • Redirect negative behavior
  • Minimize power struggles
  • Set limits and stick to them
  • Create a surplus in your emotional bank account with your child
  • Teach positive negotiation skills between siblings and friends

This class will appeal to parents of children with all types of learning styles including those who are gifted and 2e.

Register Now! The course is $299 per person or $499 for a couple. 
Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

 About Melanie Prager, JD, CPE:

 Melanie Prager is Summit Center's Parent Educator and the Founder and Director of Enlightened Parenting. Melanie is the mother of three boys (teenage twins and an 11-year-old), two of whom are twice exceptional/2e. She has been certified and/or trained in numerous parenting programs including Positive Discipline, Redirecting Children's Behavior, Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SENG) and Reflective Parenting.  Melanie says, “Gaining greater under-standing and knowledge about who our children are as people and learn-ing positive parenting tools ignites the sparks of our childrens’ potential and creates long lasting and loving relationships for life.” Previously, Melanie was a Deputy District Attorney in Los Angeles County, and Co-Founder and Co-Director of Empowered Parenting.


We apologize, but the workshop originally scheduled for Wednesday, January 31, has been postponed until a later date.

About Enlightened Parenting:

Founded by Melanie Prager, J.D., C.P.E., Enlightened Parenting equips parents with the positive parenting tools which will allow them to better understand their children, redirect unwanted behavior while simultaneously building bonds to create and keep closer connections to the most important relationships in our lives, with our children.

About Summit Center

Summit Center offers psychological and educational assessments and counseling for children, adolescents, and adults. Learn more at www.summitcenter.us.