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Balanced Parenting

Mid-February, 2014

Lots of Big News Newsletter!

 So much happening this month...!


Upcoming Events!


It's time for

"Coffee with Bette in the Valley"

This coming


February 20th

9:30-11:00 AM

Aroma Bakery & Café

Ventura Blvd. in Encino.

  Bring the kids and your parenting questions!

9:30-11 AM



W(h)ine with Bette!

For Parents of Teens and Tweens!


Feb. 19th at 7:00 PM

No charge!

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Speaking Gig Alert!!!


Wednesday, February 26th

7:00 PM

Temple Etz Chaim in Thousand Oaks

I'll be talking about "Raising Great Kids Without Bribes, Threats, Spanking or Pulling your Hair Out!!"



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 Dear (Contact First Name),

I'm so excited to be doing an incredible event with my dear friend, Tova!!


It's a Mother and Daughter mini workshop for mothers and tween girl's ages (11-14)                                                                                                                                                                          

Do you sometimes feel like you don't understand your daughter anymore? Like you are trying to be helpful but instead making it worse?

Do you wonder what's going on with your daughter and how to support her as she is growing out of being your little girl in to being a young woman?

Do you remember what life was like for you as a teenager?  What place did your mother fill?

Was she there for you? Did she get you? How would you like your relationship with your daughter to be, the same or different?   What have you done to make sure this happens?

This workshop is what you need to help her feel empowered, supported, independent- and help you feel confident in communicating with her.

Our mission during this workshop is to:

ˇ      Focus on bridging gaps

ˇ      Foster mutual understanding and connection

ˇ      Create respect, trust and connection to last a lifetime.


Why should we come?

The mother/daughter relationship is critically important and yet so complicated, wonderful and ever-changing. Both moms and girls want to have relationships that work, allowing both to grow individually yet remain connected.

This workshop will help you and your daughter get a fresh perspective, work on communication skills, foster understanding and create new rituals.


For your Teen- Why should you bring your mother to this?

Well, do you feel she really gets you? Really listens to you? Would you like some help in getting her to understand and support you better? Then come spend a few hours with us that will make all the difference in your world.


Will we have fun?

Of course we will!  We will dig deep and do meaningful stuff, but also make sure to have lots of fun as we get to know each other better.


Oh you want the details? No problem click here to find out the details



 Raising teens can be "crazy".

Join us to make sense of it all! 






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

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 2014!


I'm so excited that my new potty learning course is now online!


I'm so honored to have joined an amazing group of parenting experts on, an online parenting university. 


Check out my Potty Learning Course here!


Don't let potty training make you and your child crazy!  Check out the course and make it easier than you ever imagined! 

Spread the word!!!! 




COMING SOON... My book, Parenting Backwards, Second Edition, will be available on Amazon soon!  More info to come and the link, too!

Bette Alkazian, LMFT
Balanced Parenting