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Betsy Brown Braun is a nationally recognized child development and behavior specialist, a parent educator, and an award-winning author.

Hailed by the New York Times as a “parenting guru,” Braun’s down-to-earth advice, delivered with humor, is derived from her expertise working with thousands of children (from toddlers to teens) and parents for over three decades. Her sold-out seminars, parenting groups, and educational conferences focus on issues that confront parents daily.

Whether Betsy is conducting a seminar or speaking before a group, her hands-on, just give-it-to-me-straight tools help parents gain the skills and confidence they need to handle the sometimes challenging situations that inevitably accompany raising children.

You will find a list of Betsy’s current speaking topics below.

For more information about booking Betsy for a speaking engagement or seminar please send an e-mail inquiry to

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For Parent Meetings or Seminars By Arrangement:

Big Hat, No Cattle:  Fathering

Cultivating Self Reliance

Cultivating Resilience

Discipline and Consequences

Double (triple) Your Pleasure: Parenting Multiple Birth Children

Elementary School, Here I Come! (Navigating the elementary school application process.)

Emotional Literacy

Food, Glorious Food: Eating Behaviors

Gimme Gimme Gimme! (Dealing with spoilage in children)

Keeping Your Child Safe

Learning About Death

Mirror, Mirror: Body Image

Nursery School Know How (Finding the preschool that is right for your family.)

Nurturing Healthy Self Esteem



Small Talk is Big Talk:  Communicating with Children.

The Birds and the Bees: A child’s path towards learning about sexuality

Taming Temper Tantrums

Raising a Resilient Child


School Staff Development

(Any of the above Parent Seminar topics can be adapted for a school staff presentation.)


Circle Presentations:  A primer

Classroom organization

Dealing with Challenging Parents

Dealing with Multiple Birth Children in the School Environment

Effective Parent Communication

Nurturing Children’s Self Esteem

Nurturing Parent Partnerships

Parent Conferencing


Small Talk is Big Talk:  Communicating with children

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