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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

How to Stop Arguing with Your Child

10/29/2018
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In this episode: Janet responds to a Facebook message from a parent who describes her 6-year-old as argumentative and resistant, and she’s running out of patience. She says, “ I recognize that he is testing limits and trying to establish his voice and independence in the world,” but she has other kids and feels her son’s questioning takes up too much of her time. She wonders if she should be flexible with him, or if that approach will just intensify his relentless push-back. For more advice...

Duration:00:14:28

5 Hints for Raising Twins That Will Help Every Parent

10/22/2018
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In this episode: Janet responds to the parent of 8-month-old twins who says they are both very dependent on her, and she gets overwhelmed by her babies “complaining and crying at the same time.” Though she tries to respectfully acknowledge each twin, she worries that she isn’t being successful. The insight and advice Janet offers apply to all family situations, no matter how many children a parent is caring for. For more advice on common parenting issues, please check out Janet's...

Duration:00:18:46

Why Is My Child Ignoring Me?

10/8/2018
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In this episode: A parent writes that her 3-year-old seems to intentionally ignore her when she asks him a question and she has to repeat herself several times. She doesn’t know if he’s misbehaving or if this is a result of his “hyper-focused personality,” and she says she sometimes loses her patience and shouts. For more advice on common parenting issues, please check out Janet's best-selling books on audio, FREE with a 30-day trial membership at Audible (https://adbl.co/2OBVztZ). Also, her...

Duration:00:17:27

Destructive Behavior - Why It Happens And What We Can Do

10/1/2018
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In this episode: A parent writes that her 5-year-old scratched up her husband’s car with a rock, and the damage will cost thousands of dollars to repair. She and her husband are furious, of course, but they haven’t spoken to their son about the incident yet, and she’s wondering the best way to approach it. “We are both so mad,” she writes, “we don’t know what to do.” For more advice on common parenting issues, please check out Janet's best-selling books on audio at Audible...

Duration:00:17:05

4 Reasons Children Seek Validation (And How to Respond)

9/24/2018
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In this episode: A parent writes that her 5-year-old is constantly asking, “Did I do a good job?” and seeking her parents’ validation. This mom acknowledges that her daughter’s world was rocked when her sister was born almost two years ago, and they’ve been working at supporting her to process her feelings in that regard. Now, she says, although her daughter has “let go a lot of her anger... I can’t help but wonder if it’s the result of being insecure in her relationship with us after her...

Duration:00:15:42

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

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 (adbl.co/2OBVztZ). Also available for download,...

Duration:00:17:36

How to Listen to Your Baby

2/26/2018
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In this episode: A mother wonders when and how to react to her baby’s sounds of frustration, whether she should intervene in her child’s self-directed play sessions or observe from a distance. “I don’t want to be her savior,” she writes, “but I don’t want her to feel unsupported either.” For more advice on common infant/toddler parenting issues, please check out Janet's books at Amazon and Audible (adbl.co/2OBVztZ). Also available for download, her audio series "Sessions" -- recorded...

Duration:00:16:43

"You're Not the Boss of Me!"

2/14/2018
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In this episode: A mother writes that her child has started saying, “You’re not the boss of me!” when asked to help around the house. While both parents want their kids to feel that they are their own people, “at the end of the day, we do say what goes.” This mom is wondering how she can best respond. For more advice on common infant/toddler parenting issues, please check out Janet's books at Amazon and Audible (adbl.co/2OBVztZ). Also available for download, her audio series "Sessions" --...

Duration:00:12:39

My Child Won't Stop Hitting

2/7/2018
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In this episode: A parent says she feels helpless because her 2-year-old has been hitting other kids. She says her son loves people and enjoys playing with others, but parents are now keeping their kids away from him. She has tried several approaches, but nothing has worked, so she’s looking to Janet for some fresh advice. For more advice on common infant/toddler parenting issues, please check out Janet's books at Amazon and Audible (adbl.co/2OBVztZ). Also available for download, her audio...

Duration:00:15:28

Getting Your Partner on the Same Page with Respectful Discipline

1/30/2018
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In this episode: After reading Janet’s book, a mom is excited about the changes she’s made in her approach to setting limits and accepting her toddler’s emotions, but she’s concerned that her husband is not open to adjusting his parenting practices. She is hesitant to discuss it with him but wants “the harmony I feel to resonate through the three of us as a family.” For more advice on common infant/toddler parenting issues, please check out Janet's books at Amazon and Audible. Also available...

Duration:00:12:02

Age 4 Seems Like Another Planet

1/17/2018
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In this episode: Janet responds to an email from a parent who describes herself as exhausted by her formerly good-natured toddler who has suddenly become defiant, argumentative and combative since turning 4. She says, ”I feel like a switch has flipped… and am clueless for how to deal with this new person.” For more advice on common infant/toddler parenting issues, please check out Janet's books at Amazon and Audible (https://adbl.co/2OBVztZ). Also available for download, her audio series...

Duration:00:19:24

Helping a Child Adjust to Two Households or Other Changes in Care

1/5/2018
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In this episode: Janet responds to the step parent of a three-and-a-half year old, who is concerned because the child's life is split between two households. She feels the situation “creates a very confusing climate for the child, who is already in an overwhelming development stage." The advice Janet offers applies to any situation where children need to transition to new schedules or different types of care, i.e. childcare or school, the care of relatives or professionals, or even travel or...

Duration:00:13:47

When We're Stuck in a Pattern of Frustration, Impatience and Anger

12/20/2017
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In this episode: A mother laments the close relationship she used to enjoy with her daughter before having another child. Lately, her daughter has been testing limits, and she has found herself losing both her patience and her temper. “I really don’t want to continue this way with my daughter.” She’s wondering if Janet has any advice how she can remain calm and confident when her daughter seems intent on pushing her buttons. For more advice on common infant/toddler parenting issues, please...

Duration:00:17:46

Our Clingy Child Won't Let Us Leave

12/13/2017
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A parent describes the struggle she and her husband face with their 5-year-old when they try to go out together. Their boy cries and begs them not to leave, and though they’ve experimented with several approaches -- including “trying to be unruffled and say goodnight and leave swiftly” – none has worked. This mom says she finds the process exhausting and is hoping Janet has some suggestions. For more advice on common infant/toddler parenting issues, please check out Janet's books at Amazon...

Duration:00:19:35

Potty Struggles with a 4-Year-Old

12/5/2017
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In this episode: The parent of a 4-year-old is concerned that her boy won't poop on the toilet and wonders what she can do to encourage him. She realizes that it’s a sensitive topic and she wants to respectfully help him “without adding to the issue.” For more advice on common infant/toddler parenting issues, please check out Janet's books at Amazon and Audible, and her audio series "Sessions" -- recorded consultations with parents discussing their most immediate and pressing concerns (info...

Duration:00:13:58

Concerns About a Sensitive Child in Social Situations

11/29/2017
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In this episode: Janet responds to an email from the parent of a 2-year-old who says that when another child cries, her daughter joins in and becomes inconsolable, often continuing even after the other child has recovered. She’s wondering if this is “normal” and is anxious for some advice. She says they have some kids’ events coming up, “and I am dreading them.” For more advice on common infant/toddler parenting issues, please check out Janet's books at Amazon and Audible, and her audio...

Duration:00:13:35

Challenging Moments With Kids: How To Keep Your Cool (with Psychotherapist Tasha Lansbury)

11/22/2017
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In this episode: Janet and her guest Tasha Lansbury, LICSW, consider the role of self-care and mindfulness as elements of easier, happier, more successful parenting. Tasha has been in private practice for over 3 decades and describes herself as “an enthusiastic psychotherapist and wide-eyed mother.” She believes mindfulness is a parenting essential and offers some simple tools to handle common stressful situations. For more advice on common infant/toddler parenting issues, please check out...

Duration:00:17:52

Demanding Behavior Makes Mom Shout and Scold

11/15/2017
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In this episode: A mother of three kids writes that she’s irritated and confused by her six-and-a-half year old daughter’s constant demands for attention and her refusal to cooperate. She believes that her daughter is old enough to comply with simple requests, but “she won’t listen, and she won’t do it until I shout or scold her.” For more advice on common infant/toddler parenting issues, please check out Janet's books at Amazon and Audible (adbl.co/2OBVztZ). Also available for download, her...

Duration:00:11:38