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One parent described Betsy’s expertise as a “blend of heart-centered, palpable love of children and a formidable understanding of how kids’ minds and hearts work.” The same unique blend of humor, compassion, and expert insight that Betsy employs in her daily practice also permeates her books. Hailed by The New York Times as a “parenting guru,” Betsy offers the tools parents need to explain the world to their growing children. Her down-to-earth advice, delivered with humor, is derived from her expertise working with thousands of children (from toddlers to teens) and parents. She is the founder of Parenting Pathways® and a mother of triplets.



What parent hasn’t thought her child was a brat at one point or another? Whether your child really is a brat, is at risk of becoming one, or is simply trying to grow up in a world filled with temptations and distractions, You’re Not The Boss of Me (Harper Collins, April 2010) is the ultimate hands-on guide to cultivating, character traits that are tried and tested brat busters including gratitude, respect, honesty, independence and self reliance, among others. Her humorous, supportive and authoritative voice as a guide, parents can navigate some of the more difficult aspects of these formative years and lay the groundwork for their child’s future with confidence.

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Parents are often perplexed by their children’s typical behaviors and age appropriate questions. Betsy Brown Braun’s award-winning bestseller, Just Tell Me What to Say (Harper Collins, February 2008), provides hand-on, just give-it-to-me-straight guidance so that parents gain the skills and confidence they need to handle the sometimes-challenging situations that inevitably accompany raising children.

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