Welcome to Balanced Parenting

 Parenting is one of the hardest jobs you will ever have…but you don’t have to do it alone!

If you are…
Fighting meltdowns, defiance or angry attitudes...
Exhausted at the end of a day with your kids…
Feeling like you have to argue or negotiate with your kids day and night…
Worried your children are not respectful or expect too much of you…
Tearing your hair out from your baby’s sleep issues…
Wondering if you expect too little of your kids...

Then you have found the right place! We are here to help bring peace and a balance to your family.
We are Balanced Parenting.


Through private sessions, parenting parties, and speaking engagements, parents all over Southern California are learning about the “Balanced Parenting” methods of raising kids to become great adults. 


Book a private session with bette

Bette is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist devoted to helping individuals, couples and families be the strongest and healthiest they can be.

Interested in individual, couples, or parenting sessions?

Come to Coffee with bette

Join Bette and fellow parents to discuss your challenges, questions and kids’ quirks.

There’s no cost to attend.


Value of the month: Kindness

So many of us are going through a transition time right now. There are hotly debated issues and some things that you wouldn’t think to be controversial have become points of contention. We can have differing opinions and still be kind to one another. We can disagree and make different choices and still show kindness. There’s never an excuse for disrespect.

Our kids are all going through big changes and may struggle at times. Show kindness, patience and compassion for their struggles.

Be a model of respect for your kids. Show tolerance for your fellow human. Kindness to others is a way that you show kindness to yourself. We are all connected – heart to heart, human to human, soul to soul.


"My 5 yr. old son was throwing tantrums and creating major stress in our family. After two sessions, Bette found the real issues and gave me the tools and encouragement to be a better parent. After a few weeks, my son’s behavior improved dramatically and just keeps getting better!”
Cm, Thousand Oaks