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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

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 on...

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 out...

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 at...

Duration:00:13:46

Mom Suffering for Lack of Clear Boundaries

4/16/2018
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In this episode: Janet responds to an email from a parent who admits she struggles to establish personal boundaries with her 2-year-old. As a result, she has “hit rock bottom" regarding their relationship. She tries to set limits and then acknowledge his feelings when he reacts, but he screams and cries, and she can’t get her work done. She believes her son is “making it very clear that I need a drastic change if I want our relationship to be a two-way street.” For more advice on common...

Duration:00:21:19

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 parents...

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

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 her 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. Also available for download, her audio series "Sessions" -- recorded consultations with...

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. Also available for download, her audio series "Sessions" -- recorded...

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. Also available for download, her audio series "Sessions"...

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...

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.”

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...

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 mother 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...

Duration:00:13:58