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In the 25+ years that Janet Lansbury has worked with children and parents, she's learned a lot. She's here to share it with you. Each episode of Unruffled addresses a reader's parenting issue through the lens of Janet's respectful parenting philosophy, consistently offering a perspective shift that ultimately frees parents of the need for scripts, strategies, tricks, and tactics. Janet is a parenting author and consultant whose website (JanetLansbury.com) is visited by millions of readers an ...
 
Welcome to Upbringing. We’re Hannah and Kelty - twins, mothers and works-in-progress. Upbringing is a movement that empowers parents to grow up alongside their kids for sanity and social change. Through this podcast, speaking and coaching, we focus on our personal work as parents- the awareness, mindset and approach needed to raise amazing kids while ALSO getting shit done. Join us to radically redefine kids’ resistance as a magical opportunity to nurture skills and values like consent, non- ...
 
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The practice of acknowledging our children's feelings and struggles can provide healing, calming messages of safety and acceptance. With a genuine tone and a few words, our acknowledgments can help children share pent-up emotions, feel seen and heard, and gradually regulate, which in turn eases problematic behaviors. However, parents commonly share…
 
The mother of two boys feels they are constantly testing her limits and always at her side demanding attention. They won’t allow her a moment to handle 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…
 
Janet shares an exchange she had with a parent who wonders how anyone can possibly live up to the extreme idealism of "gentle parenting." She writes: “It sounds so lovely… but it’s also crushing to never be able to live up to despite having all the tools and knowledge.” While "gentle parenting" is not a term Janet uses, she understands that it's a …
 
We all aspire for our children to grow up with a positive self-image and an abundance of self-confidence. When life throws our child a dilemma, it’s our natural instinct to want to fix it, or at least work them through the uncomfortable feelings with a pep talk. In this episode, Janet answers questions from three listeners and offers a more helpful…
 
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 a…
 
Early childhood expert Kisha Reid joins Janet in a lively conversation about the often overlooked and underestimated benefits of play-driven learning and how we can nurture these lifelong gifts for our children. Kisha and Janet discuss the magic of trusting children to discover and develop their passions and how our fears, misperceptions, and impat…
 
Janet shares an exchange with a mom requesting "alternatives to time out when natural consequences aren’t appropriate." The parent wonders how to intervene with her toddler when she is possessive and aggressive around other kids.For more advice on common parenting issues, please check out Janet's best-selling books on Audible, FREE with a 30-day tr…
 
The mother of a four-year-old is frustrated that her child will never say “I’m sorry" when he's done something wrong. She has tried both gentle and more forceful approaches, as well as attempting to help him understand the spirit and intent of an apology, all to no effect.For more advice on common parenting issues, please check out Janet's best-sel…
 
Our children's repeated behaviors can be baffling, exhausting, and sometimes infuriating, particularly after we've tried everything we can think of to make them stop. What are we missing? In this episode of ‘Unruffled’, Janet shares some of the common reasons behaviors persist and offers her actionable suggestions for helping our children (and ours…
 
Today's episode is a re-airing of one of our top podcasts where we explore 10 ways we are attempting to parent for sanity and social change through our discipline. We'll be on a quick spring break and back to you all soon! Secure your chance for a spot in our upcoming Show Up + Grow Up Membership community HERE! Relevant Links: - Our Freedoms Model…
 
How does respectful care work when we have more than one child? What can we do when siblings, multiples, and other groups of children seem to need our attention all at once? Janet's guest is early childhood specialist Erica Orosco Cruz, a mother of 4 and the founder/director of Homeschool Garden, a childcare center and preschool/kindergarten for ch…
 
Janet discusses the challenges and benefits of authenticity -- how being real with our children helps us to achieve our goals as parents, strengthens our relationship, and even makes our lives easier. Janet says that it was Magda Gerber who modeled authenticity for her, and her teachings “freed me to embrace my authentic, messy inner life and my me…
 
We'll be on a quick spring break and back to you all soon! Secure your chance for a spot in our upcoming Show Up + Grow Up Membership community HERE! Work with us to build values and skills around: 🌈 Body positivity + safety 🌈 Emotional regulation 🌈 Non-violent communication 🌈 Boundary-setting 🌈 Family agreements 🌈 Natural consequences 🌈 Humor + pe…
 
We'll be on a quick spring break and back to you all soon! Secure your chance for a spot in our upcoming Show Up + Grow Up Membership community HERE! Work with us to build values and skills around: 🌈 Body positivity + safety 🌈 Emotional regulation 🌈 Non-violent communication 🌈 Boundary-setting 🌈 Family agreements 🌈 Natural consequences 🌈 Humor + pe…
 
Janet’s guest is the world-renowned nutritionist, family therapist, and author Ellyn Satter. Throughout her long career, Ellyn has successfully addressed issues related to eating and feeding and taught parents how to transform meals into happy, healthful, struggle-free events. “There is so much interference with sensible feeding,” Ellyn says. Her w…
 
Thank you for a great convo! Parenting is revolutionary and the way we treat our kids can change the world. Last chance to enroll in the virtual Parenting Forward Conference, beginning April 25th! We loved connecting with Cindy Wang Brandt about how to support sensitive kids. The conference also hosts some of our favorite parenting leaders of all t…
 
Janet responds to a series of questions from her inbox about some typical behavior challenges parents face. Topics include a child refusing to follow directions, another who stirs up a sibling's emotions leaving the parent struggling to cope with her two upset children at once, a daughter who repeats her parent's foul language, and a son who reflec…
 
Our Right From The Start baby video course and community is now OPEN for enrollment! The course will bring you both the reassurance AND information you need in your baby’s first year to make the decisions that are uniquely right for your family. ✨ No prescribed rules, no perfection to attain… Just the essentials to help you move forward with clarit…
 
We loved connecting with Rachel of the 3 in 30 podcast about supporting our older siblings when a new baby comes into the family! From Rachel's show notes: For all you mamas of one out there, what do you envision when you imagine adding a second baby to your family? And for all of your mamas of multiple out there, what do you remember about adding …
 
Our Right From The Start baby video course and community is now OPEN for enrollment! The course will bring you both the reassurance AND information you need in your baby’s first year to make the decisions that are uniquely right for your family. ✨ No prescribed rules, no perfection to attain… Just the essentials to help you move forward with clarit…
 
Thank you for a great convo! Looking for some support for challenges within mealtime, bedtime, hygiene, transitions, big feelings, resistance, screentime, homework, sibling conflict, anxiety, yelling, mean words and more? TUNE IN and VISIT OUR WEBSITE to build skills in: 🌈 Body positivity + safety 🌈 Emotional regulation 🌈 Non-violent communication …
 
In response to Janet's article “When Your Child Seems Stuck Seeking Negative Attention,” a parent says her daughter will whine and cry while making "reasonable" requests for snuggles and food and play, but when she obliges, her daughter often then refuses those things. If she says no to her daughter’s requests, “it escalates into crying hard and be…
 
Inspired by a listener's request, Janet offers a list of daily reminders that she hopes will help parents meet the challenges of their day with more clarity, calmness, and confidence.Thanks again to Ritual Vitamins for supporting this podcast. Turn healthy habits into a Ritual today and get 10% off your first 3 months by visiting www.ritual.com/res…
 
A parent describes experiencing a dramatic shift in her parenting perspective through the ideas Janet offers in her podcasts and books. The developmentally appropriate lens suggested by Janet and her mentor Magda Gerber has transformed this parent's relationship with her baby. She is gaining more compassion for her child and herself, learning to re…
 
Last chance for March small group coaching Show Up & Grow Up Club! Looking for some support for challenges within mealtime, bedtime, hygiene, transitions, big feelings, resistance, screentime, homework, sibling conflict, anxiety, yelling, mean words and more? GRAB YOUR SPOT FOR SMALL GROUP COACHING IN MARCH! MARCH 7th, 14th, 21st + 28th. ⚡️Mondays …
 
Tune in for our interview with Cindy Wang Brandt of the Parenting Forward Podcast and parenting community! In this episode we talked about: How Upbringing came to be. Why we should talk about kids on a spectrum of diversity that’s related to their sensitivity and spiritedness. What sensitivity and spiritedness mean. Why we need to accept our kids e…
 
Every feel flooded? Triggered? Too emotionally hijacked to respond calmly to your kids' big feelings and challenging behaviors? Join our conversation with Jen Lumanlan of Your Parenting Mojo to talk about ways to calm our minds and bodies so we don't keep losing our shit on our kids! Jen explores ways we can stop cycles of trauma and begin healing …
 
A single parent writes that she is frustrated and exhausted by her almost 3-year-old’s constant resistance. Every aspect of their lives is either a negotiation or a struggle: dressing, leaving the house, getting into his car seat, drop-offs at school. This mom describes some recent big transitions in her boy’s life, and she is sensitive to the poss…
 
Feeling triggered by your kids' big feelings and challenging behaviors? Doors are open for the Taming Your Triggers Workshop by Your Parenting Mojo! We LOVE taking this workshop and can't recommend it enough to our community. This is the last week to sign up… Learn more about the amazing elements of the workshop HERE! We are so excited to begin wit…
 
Tune in for our interview with Rosalia of the About Consent Podcast and Consent Parenting Community! In this episode we talked about: How we got started and why it was important to teach consent principles to our kids What our ‘freedoms’ model is all about How our parenting practices intersect with consent parenting and feminism How parents can enj…
 
Looking for a little support with bedtime, sib conflict, anger, mean words, anxiety, physical aggression, collaboration, transitions, meal time and beyond? JOIN THE CLUB! SMALL GROUP COACHING is open for February enrollment! We have only a few spots left on Mondays at 11am PST and Mondays at 6pm PST! Join us Mondays at 11-1pm PST or 6-8pm PST! You’…
 
Tune in for our interview with Amy of the Grow Up Podcast! Grow Up is a podcast centering down-to-earth, honest struggles in parenting and reparenting. All the stuff no one warned you was going to be dug up! We deep dive into healing the child within us while lovingly & respectfully raising the child in front of us. Grow Up on Instagram The Podcast…
 
Welcome back to our LIVE Q&A SERIES on the podcast, using the audio from our weekly Instagram LIVE videos. We're grateful you're here, growing up alongside us! Looking for a little support with bedtime, sib conflict, anger, mean words, anxiety, physical aggression, collaboration, transitions, meal time and beyond? JOIN THE CLUB! SMALL GROUP COACHIN…
 
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