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Heidi Stevens, who writes the Parenthood column for the Chicago Tribune asked my client,  Karen L. Schiltz, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist in private practice, specializing in the clinical and forensic neuropsychological assessment of children, adolescents, and young adults what parents should when their middle schooler brings home a “D.”  Dr. Schiltz, author of Beyond the Label: A Guide to Unlocking a Child’s Educational Potential (Oxford University Press) says this is the “time to be your child’s advocate.” She goes on to say there is often “more” to the story than just the D.  So talk to your kids.  For the full article click here.




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One big question for parents is what to do when the grandparents idea of discipline is more harsh than their own.

When Heidi Stevens, who writes the “parenthood” column for the Chicago tribune asked family psychotherapist Fran Walfish and author of  The Self-Aware Parent (Palgrave Macmillan) to weigh in, here’s what she had to say. “Children from age 3 and up are able to differentiate between their parents’ authority and their grandparents’ authority,” says  “A grandparent who misses a child’s emotional cues and doesn’t encourage expression of feeling is not nearly as impactful on the kids as a parent who does so. Not even a fraction.”

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Parents are angry about their teens abuses of Facebook, but should an angry dad wielding a .45 pistol, posted a YouTube video showing him firing bullets through his daughter’s laptop computer?  Parenting Expert, Betsy Brown Braun says, “the difference between a sane, mature person and a child is that the mature parent is able to stop their impulses and do appropriate things that can help a child grow. It may not be what you want to do right now, what feels good, but it’s the thing that’s going to benefit the child three months, six months, years from now.”

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Betsy Brown Braun is the bestselling author of Just Tell Me What To Say and You’re Not The Boss of Me.


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My client, child and family psychologist, Dr. Fran Walfish was interviewed by CBS Los Angeles about the recent scandal at Miramonte Elementary School that has swept the attention of parents across the United States.

Dr. Walfish is the author of The Self-Aware Parent: Resolving Conflict and Building a Better Bond with Your Child.

While its hard to understand how so many kids could be victimized by a teacher for so long — Dr. Fran Walfish says part of the reason is fear.

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With all the events in the news…teachers arrested on suspicion of sexually abusing their students…My client, parenting expert, Betsy Brown Braun tells My Fox LA viewers its never to early to begin the discussion.

Braun is a bestselling author and child behavior specialist and gives great tips to the viewers.

Check out the video report for tips that can help your child out.

You can find Betsy’s books – Just Tell Me What To Say and You’re Not The Boss of Me on Amazon.



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When Should You Indulge Your Kids?

Are you that parent that makes sure your child has the newest technology and devices? Or are you the parent that gives in to your child every time they throw a tantrum? Or maybe you are that parent that can’t possibly shower them with enough gifts? Jen and Barb talk to parenting expert and author Betsy Brown Braun about healthy ways to indulge and reward your kids — watch “When Should You Indulge Your Kids?”


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Fran Walfish, Psy.D., author of The Self Aware Parent shares her tips on how to handle toddler tantrums on

Dr. Walfish is the foremost Beverly Hills child and family psychotherapist. Her caring approach, exuberant style, humor, and astute insights have earned her a sterling reputation among colleagues and national media alike. A frequent guest on top-­tier TV programs, including NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams and KABC-­TV in Los Angeles, The Doctors, CBS and often appearing in major publications such as Parents Magazine, Family Circle and Woman’s Day, Dr. Fran continues to lead the field with her expert insights and innovative strategies for parents, children and couples.

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When Dr. Fran Walfish, author of The Self-Aware Parent:  Resolving Conflict and Building A Better Bond with Your Child was asked what to when grown kids move back to their parents, she shared her thoughts on eHow.

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Check the recent post on My client Betsy Brown Brown, child development and behavior specialist and the author of You’re Not the Boss of Me: Brat-proofing your Four-to-Twelve-Year-Old Child offers her advice to the parents of little ones that curse.



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Recently,  my client, Betsy Brown Brown, child development specialist and bestselling author of Just Tell Me What To Say and You’re Not The Not The Boss Of Me shared her expert advice with America Now on whether or not parents should share their beds with their babies. Watch the segment for Betsy’s take on this controversial question.