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See below to read the high praise garnered by Betsy’s book You’re Not The Boss Of Me.

Betsy Brown Braun has done it again! You’re Not the Boss of Me is an essential tool for any parent, filled with deep wisdom and sharp insights. If you hope your child to embody empathy, respect, independence, and creativity, this book’s practical tips will help you get there.  Based in research and years of clinical experience, this volume is quite simply, a treasure.
- Ted Mitchell, President, California State Board of Education, President and CEO, NewSchools Venture Fund, President Emeritus, Occidental College Former Dean, UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies

Once again Betsy Brown Braun hits the nail on the head (so you don’t have to hit yours against the wall!) with insightful, clear and helpful advice for raising your children. If there were a Martha Stewart of Parenting she would be the one, with the “secret sauce” to helping you raise the kind of children we all hope to have.
- Jane Buckingham, Trend Expert, author of The Modern Girls Guide to Motherhood

Once I started reading Betsy Brown Braun’s You’re Not the Boss of Me, I just kept wanting to see what she had to say next. Betsy Brown Braun dares to give very specific answers for all the very specific issues that come up in raising a child in today’s world. She gives answers, and she gives reasons for her answers. Best of all, her no nonsense wisdom shines through every page. I cannot think of a book that I have read about raising children that teaches as much about so much. Perhaps what I liked best, and I think will be most appreciated by parents is her fearlessness in giving very specific in the real world of raising kids today advice. Clearly she deeply understands children and her words reflect tremendous compassion. I found You’re Not the Boss of Me to be a wonderful and amazingly helpful book.
- Anthony E. Wolf Ph.D., author of Get Out of My Life, But First Would You Drive Cheryl and Me to the Mall

I won’t even hesistate when I tell you Betsy Brown Braun has written one of the best parenting books I’ve ever read. You’re Not the Boss of Me: Brat-Proofing Your 4- to 12- Year Old offers sage, but simple, advice for raising respectful, honest, and independent children.
The book provided many lightbulb moments for me because it clearly identifies a wide range of parenting concerns and offers answers for the age-old question: “Why is my child acting like that?” It also offers memorable tips and scripts about how to react in every day situations such as what to say when “I’m bored,” plays like a broken record or how to instill confidence in a disappointed child.
Betsy writes frankly and honestly. Her voice throughout the book is upbeat and positive even when she touches on the tough topics like what to do when you hear the dreaded, “I hate you,” what to say when your child has cheated on a test, and how to deal with stealing.

-Tesa Nicolanti, westsideclevelandmom.com

With refreshing clarity and extensive professional experience, Betsy Brown Braun writes directly and meaningfully to parents about their children. She offers valuable and very specific pathways for reinforcing positive emerging behaviors.
- Saul L. Brown, M.D., Emeritus Director, Family Child Division, Department of Psychiatry, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Los Angeles, California, Emeritus Director, Department of Psychiatry, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Los Angeles, California, Emeritus Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Child Psychiatry, UCLA School of Medicine. Los Angeles, California

Just open any one of Betsy Brown Braun’s books and you will see why she is one of the most sought after parenting consultants out there. Betsy has a great way of making the complex simple and helping parents find the right words when we are at a loss. Having one of Betsy’s books in your hand is like having a piece of Betsy’s wisdom, experience, and expertise at your fingertips at all times.
- Dr. Jenn Berman, Marriage-Family-Child Therapist, mother, and the author of The A to Z Guide to Raising Happy Confident Kids and SuperBaby: 12 Ways to Give Your Child a Head Start in the First 3 Years

Betsy Brown Braun’s latest book, “You’re Not the Boss of Me,” should be tucked into the hospital swag bags of every new parent.
- Reviewed by Betsy Bethel in Parenting Matters of the Ohio Valley Press

I  won’t even hesitate when I tell you Betsy Brown Braun has written one of the best parenting books I have ever read. It offers sage, but simple advice for raising respectful, honest, and independent children. You’re Not the Boss of Me: Brat-Proofing Your 4- to 12- Year Old
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This review is written by dads for dads!
…This book is a treasure trove of resources that were very down to earth. I enjoyed how easy this book was to read and how user friendly the advice was. I found myself taking bits and pieces of each chapter and trying to implement them within my own family with positive results.
- DadOfDivas

Another starts like this:
You’re Not the Boss of Me: Brat-Proofing Your 4- to 12-Year-Old Child
is a new book by Betsy Brown Braun that falls into the general category, but has enough specifics within it to be incredibly useful to almost any parent….

By Leslie Crawford

Who better to offer parental advice on how to handle this cheeky kid comment than Betsy Brown Braun, author of, yes, You’re Not The Boss of Me. Braun, a renowned child development and behavior specialist and mother of (adult) triplets, says parents have to lay down the law, without any ambiguity. Read more.
Leslie Crawford