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How do you define bratty behavior and how do you stop it? 

That is the question Hallmark Channel’s Home & Family co-hosts, bestselling author and chef Christina Ferrare and personality Mark Steines asked AJGpr client — parenting expert Betsy Brown Brown.

Betsy affirmed, “What parent hasn’t thought her child was a brat at one point or another And what child hasn’t been a brat at one point or another?” However a parent defines brattiness —

  • Your child resorts to crying or yelling when they want something.
  • Your child constantly throw tantrums when they don’t get what they want.
  • Your child is rude to you, other adults, and even to other children.
  • Your child refuses to share with other children.
  • Your child always has to be the center of attention.

the list goes on… whether your child really is a brat, at risk of becoming one, or is simply trying to grow up, Betsy, a renowned child development and behavior specialist, shares her tried and tested brat busters with the Home & Family audience.

Tune in on Tuesday, March 18th at 10:00 am/9:00 am Central to watch Betsy Brown Brown talk about “How to Bratproof Your Child” on Home & Family.


Betsy is the bestselling author of Just Tell Me What to Say: Sensible Tips and Scripts for Perplexed Parents (HarperCollins) and You’re Not The Boss Of Me: Bratproofing Your Four To Twelve Year Old (HarperCollins). She blogs on parenting for the Huffington Post and has an “Ask Betsy” column in the Pailsadian Post and is an expert source for the on line parenting video resource Kids in the House.






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Sasha Emmons of examines the question of media violence and it’s effect of kids today.

She opens her article stating, “With every school shooting, like December’s horrific massacre in Newtown, questions about guns in media and their connection to real-life violence bubble to the surface again. After all, there have been reports that Sandy Hook shooter Adam Lanza was a fan of the ultra-bloody Call of Duty video game series.”

To read the full story click here.

For expert insight into this question, Sasha turned to my client, Dr. Gwenn O’Keeffe, pediatrician, parenting and digital media expert, and CEO of Pediatrics Now. Dr. Gwenn is the author of  Cybersafe: Protecting and empowering Kids in the Digital World of Texting, Gaming, and Social Media.





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Before the New Year, AJGpr client, Dr. Nina Shapiro, the Director of Pediatric Otolaryngology and an Associate Professor at the  David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA was a guest on the new Hallmark series – Home & Family — the topic — children and snoring.  Here’s the clip.

Dr. Shapiro is the author of Take A Deep Breath: Clear the Air for the Health of Your Child.




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My client, Green Living and Holistic Lifestyle expert Randi Ragan, was a guest on KABC to share 5 Tips to Teach Kids About Going Green. Randi is the founder/Owner of GreenBliss EcoSpa, LA’s ONLY Award-winning eco-friendly mobile spa.

Here is the clip and transcript.

As you prepare your children for the new school year, maybe it’s time to try something new, like “going green.”

We met up with green living expert Randi Ragan, who gave us five tips to get you started. First, try to create “zero trash” lunches, which means using a lot of reusable or re-washable containers.

“Zero waste lunch is about figuring out how to pack your kids lunch to school without creating trash at the end of it,” said Ragan.

Stackable tins are a great “green-friendly” choice. But those thin, plastic sandwich bags are hard to replace. Instead, try washable sandwich bags kids can use every day. Also, lose the plastic silverware, choose metal or branch out with bamboo chopsticks.

Next up, lose the batteries. Ragan said 14 billion batteries are thrown away into landfills every year in America.

“So anytime you can help them find a way to play and be creative without a battery, it’s a win,” said Regan.

Powering off those games might be tough, but arts and crafts will send their imagination soaring. Or try to create a fun project, like documenting the ecosystem in their backyard.

Ragan also stresses the importance of getting your children involved in the ecosystem around them. By observing the plants, animals and insects, they can get an appreciation of the environment.

5 eco-friendly tips for kids

Start an organic garden. You’ll end up with great homegrown food and the opportunity to teach your children about how plants grow.

Finally, pay attention to ingredients and read the labels on food and beauty products.

“It gets you thinking about what is going on your skin, and what is going in your body,” said Ragan. “It’s mostly about teaching them to just engage and not pushing it so much, but just actively nurturing their curiosity.”




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After a 6 month search, Studio City, an Emmy Award-Winning Brand Management Company chose AJGpr to launch their new public relations campaign.

Studio City,  creates about 8-10,000 TV promos a year. Their clients include Disney/ABC domestic television, NBC Universal, CBS domestic television distribution, 20th Television.  They are the marketing agency behind the #1 Syndicated Talk Show – Ellen; the #1 syndicated morning show Live! With Kelly and Michael; the #1 sporting event of 2012 – The Summer Olympic Games; the #1 Drama in Weekend Syndication – Criminal Minds; and the #1 drama on Cable TV – Burn Notice.  And now they can add another number #1 show “Katie.”

In addition, they have  branched out — and are creating original material for television. Studio City is the creator and producer of the new entertainment news show, Dish Nation distributed by 20th Television (a division of 20th Century Fox). Along with being the show runner for its actual production, Studio City also produced the episodic and launch promos for the 6-week summer test-run. The launch and episodic promos helped grow the audiences from the seven test markets 40%, ultimately convincing 20th Television to pick the show up for a 52 week full series run.

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If you missed Betsy Brown Braun’s appearance on MYFOXLA last May, or you don’t live in LA just click here and Betsy will provide you with tips on what do with your back talkin’ child.

Betsy is a child development specialist and the best selling author of award winning Just Tell Me What To Say & You’re Not The Boss Of Me,

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Why are so many kids picky eaters?  And what is a parent to do about it?

Dr. Natalie Muth, a pediatrician and author of Eat Your Vegetables! and Other Mistakes Parents Make: Redefining How to Raise Healthy Eaters.

KCBS news had Dr. Muth on their show to share her step-by-step plan to help kids embrace fruits, vegetables and other healthful foods without battles, bribes and coercion. These strategies, featured in her book, are tailored to a child’s age and development level, are based on scientifically proven research and are accompanied by real-life anecdotes and expert advice. Each chapter is followed by simple, kid-friendly recipes developed by Dr. Mary Saph Tanaka, a pediatric resident at UCLA and a talented amateur chef, which help parents turn the information contained within the chapters into action — starting with the next meal or snack.


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My client, parenting expert, Betsy Brown Braun, recently appeared on MyFoxLA to talk about the preschool application process.

Here’s some of her tips:

1.  Consider the location – Traveling too far, too long in the car, is not good for the child, for the parent, or for the environment.

2.  Consider the philosophy of the school – Every school has a different philosophy the educational philosophy and approach to child development. You need to agree with it.

3.  Consider the director – Are you comfortable with that person? They hire the teachers who disseminate the educational philosophy – this is the person who will help and support you through all the trials you will experience in raising a young child.

4.  Consider the culture of the school – This doesn’t refer to the ethnic culture. It is who the families are and if you feel aligned with them, if you speak the same language (they will be your friends forever.)

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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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.