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Balanced Parenting

August, 2014

Back To School (Oh No!) Newsletter!

 So much happening this month...!


Upcoming Events!






August 13th, 2014

7:30 - 9:00 PM

in my Westlake Village Office

RSVP so I can be sure to have enough chairs!


I'll provide the chocolate!



"Coffee with Bette in the Valley"



August 21st

9:30-11:00 AM

(Third Thursday of each month)

Aroma Bakery & Café

Ventura Blvd. in Encino.

  Bring the kids and your parenting questions!







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Happy August! It's hard to believe that we will be sending the kids back to school this month...already!


I have so many exciting things I want to share with you! First, I want to introduce you to my new assistant, Jennifer Kay!  I'm so grateful to be working with Jennifer and if you have the opportunity to talk to her, be sure to welcome her warmly!  Jennifer has already accomplished a HUGE task for me...MY BOOK IS ON AMAZON!!!!  Click here to order Parenting Backwards and click here to order my Potty Learning book!


I'm so excited and SO grateful to Jennifer for getting this done!  Check it out...both books are available in paperback and on Kindle!  Woo hoo!!


Ok, now to face the truth...the summer is almost over. I have mixed feelings about it. I love the lazy days of summer and not having as much structure as the school year, but there is also something to be said for getting back into a groove and having a little time to yourself while the kids are in school (hopefully!)  Be sure to start easing them into the school year slowly by starting an earlier bedtime, getting school clothes and supplies together, talking about new responsibilities for the school year, etc...  Every year your kids can handle a little more responsibility than before.  Help them to be excited about the coming school year - it's the milestone that says they're getting bigger!


Wishing you balance,






coffee cup




August 5th, 2014

9:30-11:00 AM

(First Tuesday of each month)

The Stonehaus

Westlake Village


Bring the kids

Bring your friends

Bring your most burning parenting questions!









 Raising teens can be "crazy".

Join us to make sense of it all! 





Is on hiatus for the month of August but will resume on

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

7:00 P.M. - 8:30 P.M.

(The 3rd Wednesday of each month)

The Stonehaus

at the Westlake Village Inn

Westlake Village



Speaking Engagements Available!

Speaking to Parents in Groups, Schools, and Church/Synagogue Communities is one of my greatest joys. It enables me to share what I'm most passionate about and to give more parents tools and inspiration to make their families even better.

Thank you for introducing me to your community!

Now booking speaking engagements for Summer and Fall, 2014!




This past month we launched Momipedia! An amazing resource to answer all of your parenting questions by some amazing experts! 
Check out Momipedia here! 
To help you with the Back to School struggles, watch my video on how to stop negotiating with your kids here!


I'm also so honored to be on, an online parenting university. 


Check out my Potty Learning Course here! 


Spread the word!!!! 




Coming soon...

We will be sending out a survey to get your feedback about our programs and how we can better serve your parenting needs! 

Stay tuned and thank you in advance for taking a minute to help us help you!