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Balanced Parenting

January, 2015

Happy New Year Newsletter!



Upcoming Events!



Coffee with Bette!


Tuesday, January 6th


The Stonehaus





January 14th


My Westlake Vlg Office

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for parents of tweens and teens

January 21st

7:00 - 8:30

(Third Wednesday of each month)

The Stonehaus

Westlake Village Inn




"Coffee with Bette in the Valley"


January 15th

9:30-11:00 AM

(third Thursday of each month)

Aroma Bakery & Café



Happy New Year!



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Happy New Year!


I love the new year - it feels like a clean slate, a chance for all new opportunities and the most optimistic time of the year!  We are all hopeful for what's coming, but the truth is...we have to do things differently for things to be different!  It's an incredible teaching opportunity for your kids to see you get motivated to make a change and to follow through with your goals.  Be an amazing example for your kids of "stick-to-it-iveness"!


In addition to the usual new year's resolutions, I have also started a new ritual.  I put a glass jar in my kitchen with a stack of post-it notes and a pen nearby.  This is for my family and me to write down a moment during the day that we loved or made us happy or even something for which we are grateful.  Then, we will go through and read those memories at the end of this year.  What a great way to bring greater happiness and joy into our lives.  It also makes us look at the little moments as special.  I highly recommend doing some kind of ritual to up the happiness /gratitude quotient in your lives! 


Happy New Year to all!!


Wishing you balance,






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January 6, 2015

9:30-11:00 AM

(First Tuesday of each month)

The Stonehaus

Westlake Village



in the VALLEY"

Thursday, January 15th

9:30-11:00 AM

(Third Thursday of each month)

Aroma Bakery & Café



Bring the kids

Bring your friends

Bring your most burning parenting questions!


Let's start the new year off together and

kick up the rules a bit in your home!! 







 Raising teens can be "crazy".

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

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.

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Now booking speaking engagements for 2015!

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