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Respectful Parenting: Janet Lansbury Unruffled

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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

Contact:

310-457-3509


Episodes

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 Mindfulness Therapist 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, and her audio series "Sessions" -- private...

Duration: 00:11:38


How to Handle Behavior We Can't Physically Control

11/7/2017
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In this episode: The mother of a 3-year-old feels she has very little control over some of her son’s unpleasant behavior, and she’s struggling to come up with appropriate responses. In her email to Janet, she cites examples like screaming, running away when she’s trying to dress him, and throwing himself to the ground. “How do I set boundaries around things like this that I feel I have no influence over?” For more advice on common infant/toddler parenting issues, please check out Janet's...

Duration: 00:16:11


Independent Play, Bonding, and Setting Limits

10/31/2017
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In this episode: Janet responds to two comments from one of her website articles (“Independent Play: 5 Hints to Get the Ball Rolling”): First, a mother’s question about reading and her 13-month-old’s demands for attention when she has other things to do; and then another mom’s critique of Janet’s advice. Both comments bring up helpful points but highlight certain misconceptions about Magda Gerber and Janet’s parenting approach. For more advice on common infant/toddler parenting issues,...

Duration: 00:15:12


Disturbed My Boy is Losing Self-Confidence

10/24/2017
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In this episode: Janet responds to an email from a parent whose son has been coming home from daycare recently and telling her he can’t do certain tasks and activities. “It disturbs me,” she writes. “I just want him to do his best and be proud of himself.” She says his attitude seems to be getting worse, and she’s seeking advice how to respond to him. For more advice on common infant/toddler parenting issues, please check out Janet's audio series "Sessions", her private recorded...

Duration: 00:14:17


Sportscasting Sibling Struggles

10/17/2017
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In this episode: Janet responds to a mother who writes that she tries to sportscast disagreements between her older two children, but since the 2-year-old isn’t verbal yet, she’s wondering how to sportscast situations effectively without making assumptions about what her boy may be thinking or feeling in that moment. For more advice on common infant/toddler parenting issues, please check out Janet's audio series "Sessions", her private recorded consultations with parents discussing their...

Duration: 00:13:48


High Energy Boy Won't Cooperate

10/10/2017
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In this episode: Janet responds to the mother of an almost 3-year-old who says she used to appreciate and encourage her son’s boundless energy, but now that he has a new sibling, he’s having a lot of trouble sitting in his chair to eat, dressing, and following basic direction. This mom has found herself yelling and threatening lately, and she’s disappointed in herself. “This is not how I saw myself with him.” For more on common infant/toddler parenting issues, please check out Janet's...

Duration: 00:15:52


Imitating Annoying Behavior

10/3/2017
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In this episode: The mother of a 23-month old girl writes that she and her husband recently spent a week with some relatives and their 2.5-year-old in a shared house. This mom says her daughter had always been “a joy to be round,” but now she’s imitating the negative behavior of the other toddler, whining and yelling, and she’s wondering how to best respond. For more on common infant/toddler parenting issues, please check out Janet's audio series "Sessions", her private recorded...

Duration: 00:17:24


Can a Child Be Taught Resilience?

9/26/2017
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In this episode: Janet responds to an email from a mom who says she is good about accepting her sensitive boy’s feelings without trying to fix them, but she also wants him to be emotionally resilient. She’d like Janet’s advice about how to “teach him to bounce back when others hurt his feelings.” For more on common infant/toddler parenting issues, please check out Janet's audio series "Sessions", her private recorded consultations with parents discussing their most immediate and pressing...

Duration: 00:17:02


Solving Toddler Sleep Issues with Sleep Expert Lisa Sunbury

9/19/2017
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In this episode: Janet is joined by Lisa Sunbury to provide insight and answers to a mom who says she is spending hours every night trying to get her 21-month-old to sleep. Her daughter refuses to stay in her bed alone, and this mom is frustrated and sleep deprived. For more on common infant/toddler parenting issues, please check out Janet's audio series "Sessions", her private recorded consultations with parents discussing their most immediate and pressing concerns. Find out more at:...

Duration: 00:27:06


Setting Limits with Your Possessive Toddler

9/12/2017
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In this episode: Janet responds to a mom whose 21-month old son has become possessive about toys, and she’s worried that he’s showing aggression towards other kids. “I don’t know what to do,” she writes, “and I am so scared that through my mistakes of parenting he will become a bully.” For more on common infant/toddler parenting issues, please check out Janet's audio series "Sessions", her private recorded consultations with parents discussing their most immediate and pressing concerns....

Duration: 00:18:59


Can a Mom's Empathy Be Patronizing?

9/5/2017
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In this episode: Janet responds to an email from a mother who says her husband gets irritated when she acknowledges the feelings of their 16 month old son. She writes: “He says it feels very patronizing, and that if someone suggested to him what his feelings were, he would get mad.” This mom wonders how to respond to her husband’s attitude and whether she’s using the right language when acknowledging their son’s feelings. For more on common infant/toddler parenting issues, please check out...

Duration: 00:13:27


My Toddler's A Little Rough With The Baby

8/29/2017
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In this episode: Janet responds to a mother struggling to moderate her toddler’s enthusiastic, energetic interactions with his 7 month old sister. She believes that her son means well, but she’s afraid his play is too intense. “I want to encourage sibling play, but how do I get him to understand he can’t play that rough with her?” For more on common infant/toddler parenting issues, please check out Janet's audio series "Sessions", her recorded consultations with parents discussing their...

Duration: 00:16:59


Does My Child Feel Safe Expressing Emotions?

8/22/2017
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In this episode: A dad is perplexed about how to best support his son when he gets hurt. “I have always tried to give him the space and freedom to express his emotions,” he writes, but lately his son has been rejecting support and insisting through tears that he is not hurt. This dad isn’t sure how to handle it. “I want him to know he can express his emotions in a safe way.” For more on common infant/toddler parenting issues, please check out Janet's audio series "Sessions", her recorded...

Duration: 00:11:35


Working Mom Feels Like a Bad Parent

8/15/2017
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In this episode: A parent who works full time writes that her toddler son has recently become extremely clingy and whiny when she comes home. She knows that he’s testing her but doesn’t feel she handles it well, and she sometimes loses her cool. “I’m totally lost,” she says. “I’m very upset and feel I’m a bad mother.” For more on common infant/toddler parenting issues, please check out Janet's audio series "Sessions", her recorded consultations with parents discussing their most immediate...

Duration: 00:16:13


Encouraging An Easily Frustrated Child

8/9/2017
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In this episode: The mother of a 2.5 year old writes that her boy gets frustrated easily when he attempts new things, and then gets angry and “demands I do it for him.” She says she tries to be encouraging and accepting of his emotions, but she wants to know if Janet has any suggestions how she might communicate more effectively with her son.

Duration: 00:17:23


"Terrified I've Damaged My Spirited Daughter"

8/1/2017
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In this episode: A mom writes that she’s recently noticed her 2.5 year old avoids looking her in the eye -- as if she’s ashamed. She’s worried that her stern lecturing and irritation when setting limits has damaged her daughter’s spirit, and she wants to know if it’s too late to make reparations. For more on common infant/toddler parenting issues, please check out Janet's audio series SESSIONS, her recorded consultations with parents discussing their most immediate and pressing concerns....

Duration: 00:14:21


When Your Kids Won't Give You a Break

7/25/2017
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In this episode: The mother of two boys feels they are constantly testing her and always at her side demanding attention. They won’t allow her a moment to handle the daily chores like laundry or cooking, never mind her personal needs. “They think it’s funny, “ she writes, “and I undoubtedly lose my patience. I feel like they just don’t listen to whatever limit I’ve set.” For more on common infant/toddler parenting issues, please check out Janet's audio series SESSIONS, her recorded...

Duration: 00:15:42

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