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Betsy Brown Braun

Join the GGG on
Thursday, October 19

Oakwood Elementary School, 11230 Moorpark St
North Hollywood, CA 91602

Book signing will begin at 6:30pm. Betsy’s presentation will begin at 7pm.
Please RSVP by Monday, October 16 to Andrea Falconer at or 818-732-3173.

This event is open to all Oakwood Grandparents.

Betsy Brown Braun, bestselling author of the award-winning books
Just Tell Me What to Say (HarperCollins, 2008) and You’re Not the Boss of Me (HarperCollins 2010), is a child development and behavior specialist, parenting expert, multiple birth parenting consultant, school  consultant, and founder of Parenting Pathways®, Inc.  She leads parenting groups and topical seminars, offers private parent consultations, and speaks at schools and businesses throughout the country. With over 45 years of experience working with families of children—toddlers to teens—in public and private early childhood and elementary education,  Betsy has directed and founded school programs, taught in both public and private schools (including having been Oakwood School’s beloved Kindergarten teacher!), has been a school director, and was the founding director of Wilshire Boulevard Temple’s Early Childhood Center in Los Angeles.

Betsy’s parenting expertise has been featured in USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, U.S. News & World Report, The Hollywood Reporter, Good Housekeeping, Cookie, Family Circle, Nick Jr., Parents, Parenting, Pregnancy and Newborn, Toddler, Twins, Real Simple, and Woman’s Day, among other publications. She has shared her expertise on the Today Show, The Early Show, Entertainment Tonight, Good Morning America, The Talk, America Now, Rachael Ray, Dr. Phil, KNBC, Fox and Friends, and Fox News LA. She regularly contributes to KNX news radio and KPCC’s Larry Mantel’s Air Talk, and has been a guest on countless radio programs nationwide, including NPR and Sirius/XM radio.  Betsy has a regular parenting column, ASK BBB, in the Palisades Post. She is a much sought after guest blogger on numerous parenting websites in addition to frequently blogging on her own wildly popular site,

Betsy holds a B.A. from Pitzer College and a Master's and teaching credentials from Pacific Oaks College. She and her husband Ray Braun are parents of adult triplets and grandparents of six, so far.

 Follow Betsy Brown Braun on Facebook ( and Twitter @BetsyBBraun.

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