Respectful Parenting: Janet Lansbury Unruffled

Janet Lansbury

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Each episode addresses a reader's parenting issue through the lens of Janet's respectful parenting philosophy. Janet is a respected parenting adviser, author, and guest lecturer whose website (JanetLansbury.com) is visited by millions of readers annually. Her work informs, inspires, and supports caregivers of infants and toddlers across the globe, helping to create relationships of respect, trust, and love. Her best-selling books “No Bad Kids: Toddler Discipline without Shame” and "Elevating Child Care: A Guide to Respectful Parenting" are available in all formats at Amazon, Apple, and Barnes & Noble. Episodes of "Sessions," a collection of intimate recorded phone consultations with parents, are available exclusively through her website and here: http://sites.fastspring.com/jlmlpress/product/sessions


In this episode: The mother of an almost-4-year-old asks Janet if she’s responding appropriately to her daughter’s recent questions about death. She is trying to be open and honest and respectful of her daughter’s feelings, but she also doesn’t want her to “think or worry more about this than she should… I want her to be happy and not be scared...

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In this episode: Janet answers a question about boundaries and limit testing from the mother of a 6-year-old. Her husband believes certain behaviors are unacceptable because their boy is old enough “to know better,” but this mom disagrees and is looking for some clarity about realistic expectations for a child their son’s age. For more on...

In this episode: A mom writes to describe her 13-month-old’s first tantrum, saying that after several gentle and respectful attempts to manage the situation, she “froze and didn't know what to do.” She’s wondering how she might have handled the situation differently so she can be better prepared for the inevitable ‘next time’. For more on...

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My Toddler's Blankie Blues

February 2nd, 2017

In this episode: A mother writes that her 3-year-old was told that he could no longer bring his “blankie” to his preschool. The director of the school said that her son needed to "learn some independence from his blanket” and also suggested that “maybe he isn’t mature enough for preschool.” This mom is understandably upset. She fundamentally...