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"Janet Lansbury Unruffled" is a weekly podcast in which Janet addresses a reader's parenting issue through the lens of her respectful parenting philosophy. Janet is a respected parenting expert, 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.

"Janet Lansbury Unruffled" is a weekly podcast in which Janet addresses a reader's parenting issue through the lens of her respectful parenting philosophy. Janet is a respected parenting expert, 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.
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Los Angeles, CA

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"Janet Lansbury Unruffled" is a weekly podcast in which Janet addresses a reader's parenting issue through the lens of her respectful parenting philosophy. Janet is a respected parenting expert, 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.

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English

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310-457-3509


Episodes

Can Imaginary Play Be Unhealthy?

9/10/2018
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In this episode: The parent of a 5-year-old girl and 2.5-year-old boy describes their play as generally creative and happy, but she sometimes observes what she believes is “manipulative behavior and unkind talk during disagreements.” This mother is wondering if it’s appropriate to intervene and correct what she perceives as unhealthy behavior, or whether it’s just part of their personal and social development. For more advice on common parenting issues, please check out Janet's best-selling...

Duration:00:14:31

No Remorse for Aggressive Behavior

9/4/2018
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In this episode: Janet responds to an email from a parent whose 6-year-old boy has been hitting and pinching his younger sister and others, and she’s alarmed because he shows no remorse for his behavior. She says that she has tried to get her boy to talk about his feelings, but “he just shuts down and won’t talk to me.” She’s wondering how she might foster empathy in her son as well as encourage him to share his feelings. For more advice on common parenting issues, please check out Janet's...

Duration:00:21:36

Exhausted By A Whiny, Cranky Child

8/27/2018
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In this episode: Janet responds to a question from a parent on her Facebook page whose 3-year-old is exhibiting what she describes as excessive emotional outbursts. “I’m trying to reassure myself that this is normal,” she writes. “It’s like we have to constantly walk on eggshells… I’d love some reassurance and guidance.” For more advice on common parenting issues, please check out Janet's best-selling books on audio at Audible (https://adbl.co/2OBVztZ). Her exclusive audio series...

Duration:00:16:12

Supporting A Child Who Has Differences

8/20/2018
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In this episode: Janet responds to an email from a mom whose 3-year-old has a physical disorder. “Among other issues, he is very clumsy and often stumbles, trips, and falls.” Since this is going to be an ongoing issue for her son, and he’s just becoming aware of it, this mom is looking for ways to be supportive now and in the future. For more advice on common parenting issues, please check out Janet's best-selling books on audio at Audible (https://adbl.co/2OBVztZ). Her exclusive audio...

Duration:00:17:04

Dad Feels Undermined and Defeated by Partner's Lack of Limits

8/13/2018
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In this episode: Janet responds to an email from a stay-at-home parent who feels his efforts to establish and maintain boundaries during the day are undercut when his spouse returns home from work. He believes the daily struggles he has with their daughter “are partly or greatly exacerbated by my wife’s interactions with her…. I’m drained as a parent and feeling resentful towards my spouse for letting a stubborn 3.5-year-old have her way.” For more advice on common parenting issues, please...

Duration:00:17:44

It's Really Okay to Say ‘No’ to Playing with Your Child (5 Reasons)

8/6/2018
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In this episode: A parent writes that she’s struggling with her 5-year-old’s demands to play with her. This mom says that although she understands the theory of Janet’s parenting approach, she has difficulty putting it into practice in the moment, and she finds herself getting frustrated and being unkind. “She irritates me, and I feel absolutely terrible for admitting that!” For more advice on common parenting issues, please check out Janet's best-selling books on audio at Audible...

Duration:00:15:55

Public Tantrums (Why They Happen and How to Avoid Them)

7/30/2018
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In this episode: A parent writes that her 18-month-old “has been testing the limits with tantrums.” At home, this mom and her husband try to ignore the behavior or redirect. In public, however, they tend to give in to their daughter’s demands. She writes, “I’d hate for her to learn she get her way by throwing fits.” For more advice on common parenting issues, please check out Janet's audio books on her website (JanetLansbury.com). Her audio series "Sessions" is also available for download....

Duration:00:18:53

Impatience, Perfectionism, Fear of Failure

7/23/2018
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In this episode: A parent describes her 6-year-old daughter as a perfectionist with no patience and a serious discomfort with feelings of failure. She says that all her well intentioned efforts to calm, comfort and coach only make things worse, so she wonders if Janet knows how she might help her daughter “face problems confidently on her own and foster a love of process.” For more advice on common parenting issues, please check out Janet's books on her website, Amazon and Audible. Also...

Duration:00:15:40

A Toddler's Do-It-Myself Attitude Ends In Tantrums

7/9/2018
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In this episode: A parent writes that her 2-year-old is deep in a "want to do it myself" phase. While she recognizes her son’s need for autonomy and self-sufficiency, she admits that she often runs out of patience, which results in him having a full blown meltdown or tantrum. She’s wondering how she might “set limits so it doesn’t take forever to do things but also respect his need for independence.” For more advice on common infant/toddler parenting issues, please check out Janet's books...

Duration:00:17:43

Raising Self-Directed Learners in Any School Environment (with Laura Grace Weldon)

7/2/2018
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In this episode: Janet continues her conversation with Laura Grace Weldon, author of “Free Range Learning,” about how parents can facilitate their children’s natural instincts to discover and learn in a conventional school system. Laura and Janet share their personal experiences as parents and discuss what they’ve learned while parenting their own children through a variety of school choices. For more advice on common infant/toddler parenting issues, please check out Janet's books at...

Duration:00:22:48

Recognizing the Cause of Disruptive, Aggressive Behavior

6/20/2018
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In this episode: A parent writes that her 3-year old has been acting out in play school -- hitting other kids, screaming, and not listening to the teacher. The behavior sometimes continues at home, and this mom admits she “can’t manage to stay calm every time, so sometimes I yell too.” Her primary concern is that her boy won’t be accepted in playschool, and she’s looking for some advice how to address his behavior. For more advice on common infant/toddler parenting issues, please check out...

Duration:00:15:10

How Our Confident Leadership Fosters Healthy, Resilient Teens and Adults (with Susan Stiffelman)

6/11/2018
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In this episode: Janet is joined by Susan Stiffelman in a lively conversation about setting limits, tantrums, what your children want versus what they need, emotional resilience, having compassion for yourself, and the positive effects your confident leadership has on children as they become teens and young adults. Susan is a best-selling parenting author (“Parenting with Presence,” “Parenting without Power Struggles”), a marriage, family and child counselor, educational therapist, parent...

Duration:00:26:40

Our Child Is Not Listening (And a Positive Approach Doesn't Seem to Work)

6/4/2018
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In this episode: Janet responds to an email from a father who says he and his wife have “done the best we can to follow the principles of positive parenting,” but their 4-year-old refuses to follow instructions and often seems to ignore them entirely. His behavior is particularly aggressive around their newborn, so this dad is struggling to find a way to get through to his son. For more advice on common infant/toddler parenting issues, please check out Janet's books at Amazon and Audible....

Duration:00:15:52

Helping Siblings Engage Safely and Positively

5/21/2018
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In this episode: A mother writes that her toddler son “can’t keep his hands off” his 10-month old sister. She describes his demeanor as a mixture of excitement and affection, but she also senses an undertone of aggression. She wants them both to feel her support when they’re together in one space, but she finds herself either holding him back or removing the baby altogether. “I’d like to find a safe way for them to engage with each other,” she writes. “At least sometimes.” For more advice...

Duration:00:19:28

Adventures in Free Range Learning with Laura Grace Weldon

5/14/2018
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In this episode: Janet speaks with pioneering homeschool practitioner and advocate Laura Grace Weldon, author of the best-selling book Free Range Learning – How Homeschooling Changes Everything. Laura’s experiences capture the essence of how children learn best and gain competence, self-confidence, maturity and wisdom. She and Janet find common ground in their respect for the natural learning process of every child. For more advice on common infant/toddler parenting issues, please check...

Duration:00:35:00

Getting Dressed Is a Daily Struggle

5/1/2018
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In this episode: Janet answers an email from a parent whose 3-year-old is having difficulty with transitions, especially getting dressed in the morning for pre-school. She’s tried several different approaches, but without success, and every morning ends in a struggle. She writes: “I feel like we are stuck in this weekday morning drama and don’t know what to do differently. Please help!” For more advice on common infant/toddler parenting issues, please check out Janet's books at Amazon and...

Duration:00:18:43

Can You Trust Your Child's Social Instincts? Or Is She a Bully?

4/23/2018
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In this episode: A parent who describes her 3-year-old as “bright and spirited… a sweet girl” has noticed lately in certain social situations that her daughter will flatly reject friendly overtures from peers. This makes the parent very uncomfortable, but she isn’t sure how or if to intervene. She writes, “I am so torn between accepting and trusting her and wanting to teach her to be nice to others.” For more advice on common infant/toddler parenting issues, please check out Janet's books...

Duration:00:13:46

Not Easy to Cut Off Screen Time

4/2/2018
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In this episode: A parent has noticed positive results from limiting her daughter’s TV time, and now she wants to remove all screens from her daily routine. “I’d really love some advice on how to go about this,” she writes, “and what to say when explaining why this change is happening.” For more advice on common infant/toddler parenting issues, please check out Janet's books at Amazon and Audible. Also available for download, her audio series "Sessions" -- recorded consultations with...

Duration:00:14:13

Children Hurting Themselves When They're Upset

3/21/2018
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In this episode: Janet answers a question from a parent whose toddler resorts to hurting himself when he’s angry or frustrated, and she’s wondering if there are some “better options” to teach him when he’s expressing his emotions. For more advice on common infant/toddler parenting issues, please check out Janet's books at Amazon and Audible. Also available for download, her audio series "Sessions" -- recorded consultations with parents discussing their most immediate and pressing concerns...

Duration:00:11:22

"My Toddler Doesn't Behave This Way with Anyone Else!"

3/6/2018
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In this episode: Janet answers an email from a parent who feels her 16-month-old is more emotional and defiant with her than other care givers. She cites diaper changes as a particularly stressful example of his acting out and wonders, “Is this a sign that I am doing something wrong, or that I am a safe person to share emotions with?” For more advice on common infant/toddler parenting issues, please check out Janet's books at Amazon and Audible. Also available for download, her audio...

Duration:00:17:36