Respectful Parenting: Janet Lansbury Unruffled


Each episode 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 tips, tricks, and tactics.

Janet is a parenting author and consultant whose website ( is visited by millions of readers annually. Her work informs, inspires, and supports caregivers of infants and toddlers across the globe, helping to create authentic relationships of respect, trust, and love. Her best-selling books “No Bad Kids: Toddler Discipline without Shame” and "Elevating Child Care: A Guide to Respectful Parenting" are available in all formats at Amazon, Apple, Barnes & Noble, Google Play, and free at Audible ( with a trial subscription. Episodes of "Sessions," a collection of intimate recorded phone consultations with parents, are available exclusively at

Recommended Best Parenting Podcast by The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Bump, Fatherly, "Early Childhood Education Zone," and many, many more.

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  • Nicole132Rodriguez
    Thank You
    I can’t express in words how insightful this podcast is. Thank you Janet for expanding my awareness and helping me show up for my children in healthier ways. I’d recommend this podcast for any parent.
  • Lauren Spieler
    Thank you so much for your teachings and please, if it still works for you, keep up with the podcast! I am a Family Practice Doctor who works mainly with young families and I tell every single one of them about your podcast. You’re helping so many families stay present, connected and getting to actually enjoy parenthood.
  • Rmint11
    So glad I found this podcast
    I started listening while pregnant actually because I was intimidated by the thought of having a toddler. Listening to Janet is so reassuring that there is a philosophy that resonates with me and I feel much more confident.
  • sirenemily
    Thank you
    90% of why I am a good mother is because of you. Thank you endlessly. My 2 children 3 and 4 thank you especially.
  • Cora_K
    I really appreciate the career path you have chosen. You are a help to your community where you live and to all those who listen to you as well. Family is such an important essential for our lives and for generations to come and giving amazing help and advice can help us now and in the future to come. First time mom here!
  • ariejustine
    My favorite podcast FTM
    Thank you so much for this podcast, I listen to it every week!
  • jdfair2018
    Shame and condescension
    I was so looking forward to this podcast because I’ve been learning more about gentle and/or peaceful parenting lately and I so connect with the ideals! However, I’ve listened to several episodes and it often feels like Janet’s tone is condescending. She borders laughing at some of the parents who write in, or seems to shame them. I would imagine anyone who comes to listen to this podcast is here because they want to grow and be the best parent they can be. All of this to say, the information is likely useful but in the episodes I heard she spends most of the time critiquing the parent’s letter, rather than offering advice or solutions. Maybe that is helpful for some people but it left me feeling discouraged and weary of putting my trust into the host.
  • Sharedfield
    So Helpful for all Humans!
    This podcast is grounded in a deep real understanding of what children and parents need. We have all been children and had parents. These episodes are powerfully helpful if one is parenting as well as in healing our own past and filling in the gaps in understanding ourselves and others. Janet’s work and these podcasts are so valuable I just don’t have words to fully express my appreciation.
  • Maggiers99999
    Great podcast
    I love this podcast! It has helped me so much as a parent, aunt, and even friend/partner. My husband and I like to listen to the question, pause and discuss how we think we might handle it, then listen to what Janet says.
  • Adamsra
    Thank you
    I am a parent to a 3 year old and 9m old. I feel like each episode has something I can learn from. It’s such a warm and loving approach to parenting. I am consistently sharing this podcast and books with my friends. Very informative, inspiring and empowering.
  • HS Momma K
    Highly recommend
    This has become my go-to resource for parenting advice. Janet is so thoughtful in selecting subjects that meet parents’ needs and consistent in her approach to meeting children’s needs. So wise and helpful. Please keep all of the material coming!
  • C. Robetta
    Priceless resource
    This podcast consistently helps me reset and approach my parenting with appreciation, joy, curiosity, mindfulness, presence, and confidence. My kids are 5 and 2 and I’ve been reading Janet’s writing and listening to this podcast for their whole young lives. I recommend it highly.
  • Bebelysea
    Please keep producing this podcast!
    I found this podcast first, then bought all Janet’s books. They have been game changers for me in my parenting journey. No “parenting approach” is perfect, but her philosophy has helped me immensely to feel empowered and confident to be the mom I want to be. Thank you, Janet!
  • Glorious805
    Wonderful advice
    I love this podcast. I’ve learned a lot about how to be a better parent, and I always feel encouraged when I listen to Janet’s soothing voice :)
  • catie1267
    Favorite podcast
    Always ALWAYS leaves me feeling empowered in parenting and I always learn something. Love Janet’s soothing voice and demeanor.
  • 31Stars2012
    Life line
    As a parent this show is a life line to me. I recommend it to anyone who is a parent and asks for my advice. I am so grateful for Janet and her thoughtful and educated advice.
  • 633wilson
    Life Changing podcast!!
    A trusted friend of mine recommended Janet’s book no bad kids when I became a mom of a 1 year old. I couldn’t get enough of her material and was elated when I found her podcast. There were times when I would listen to one or more of these podcasts every day just to keep encouraged and centered as a toddler parwnt when things were hard. So much wise perspective to keep you grounded as a parent. So thankful for this podcast!!
  • Starcarrie9
    Very worthwhile for all your relationships.
    I’m a new-ish parent and have been enjoying listening to this and learning about how to handle all the situations that will likely be in our future. But I’ve actually found so much of the advice to be beneficial for my marriage as well. Learning how to be curious and neutral when another has strong emotions let’s us be present and supportive without making it about us. I have a lot to practice.
  • Angel Rood Cake
    Worth repeated listenings
    Even if you know how to respect children it can help get a refresher every week to realign how your feeling with what you know to be true. It really fills my cup to listen to Unruffled!
  • aewingokc
    Thanks for making me a better parent.
    I’m so thankful to have discovered Janet Lansbury’s podcast. Her philosophy and guidance on parenting has truly taught me a new way of understanding my child’s development and behaviors. I’ve come to understand that my 2 year old’s actions aren’t personal, often aren’t even under her own control, and she needs me to have the confidence to gently take control and steer her out of her meltdown or back into safety. I find myself frustrated with my toddler far less often now that I better understand her. I will be eternally grateful for the impact Janet’s teachings have had on my ability to parent during this wonderful, brief, and tumultuous time of toddlerhood.
  • Elebarre
    The best parenting resource
    This is my hands down best resource for working with infants and young children. Janet always digs under the surface and helps you understand the root of the matter so you can think and respond creatively and effectively in all kinds of situations, instead of mindlessly applying a rote response that’s not going to work. Thank you Janet!
  • kimlfromMichigan
    Love this approach
    It is refreshing to learn about a parenting approach that “feels right”. Thank you for all the work you do!
  • wyattkate234
    Highly recommend
    The best listening for parents who want to connect and understand where their young ones are at emotionally and developmentally.
  • Dcorrie
    One of the best parenting podcast out there.
    Massively helpful
    I’ve had no exposure to kids pre my little one, and Janet has given me the confidence to do this parenting gig.. and in a way I wish I had been parented. I’m so grateful to Janet for this work she’s done and the service provided. You’ve helped me and my family immensely with these podcasts. (I subsequently have also listened to your books) Anyway, you’re my number one go-to and selfishly really hope you keep making more! Mostly bc I can’t hear the message enough. Thank you!
  • SarahCoachCollins
    My go-to for parenting advice
    I’m a mom to one three year old and two two year olds. I’m constantly reading books, listening to podcasts, and following experts on social media to glean the best parenting advice. Janet always makes me feel peacefully confident. I love her calm voice and how she explains what the child is experiencing. On days when I want to pull my hair out and I’m worried about my children and their behavior, Janet infuses me with empathy for my little people and helps me reset my mindset. I love her book No Bad Kids and following her on Instagram as well.
  • Lexyloo646
    Five stars
    Love RIE and love Janet Lansbury. Thank you for everything you do! Please keep episodes coming. I think I’ve listened to every one twice! Whenever I doubt myself as a parent (which is quite often) I come back to listen and find my way toward confidence again. Thank you Janet!
  • Harper9416
    My go to parenting podcast
    This podcast is so helpful for my husband and I raising our twin 3 1/2 year old girls. We’ve also read her books and come to the podcasts whenever something specific comes up with our ever changing beautiful girls. We just made friends with a family at their daycare who also listens to this podcast and it’s really nice to have a friend with a similar parenting style and approach to challenges that come up!
  • llaurenashh
    So valuable
    Your podcast is so valuable and helpful to me. Thank you for what you do! Please keep it up!
  • smjromano
    Janet’s insights and coaching are indispensable to me as a parent. I would be so lost without these podcasts. Thank you!
  • Zara-987
    My favorite parenting podcast
    Wonderful podcast, I have listened to all the episodes and they are incredibly helpful. They really help me to be the parent that I strive to be.I love Janets approach and compassion.
  • LJ Family
    Like parenting church for me
    I love this podcast and Janet’s advice and calm, understanding, and compassionate demeanor. I try to listen to it weekly. Like going to church and listening to the homily, listening to this podcast helps me re-focus and re-set my strategies with my children. It has helped me so much with my two young children, now ages 4-3/4 and 1-3/4. It gives me so much hope for my relationships with my children as the grow up. The only thing I’m concerned about is that my kids will outgrow the age range that Janet’s letters and advice address. Please tell us where to turn for the adolescent and teen years Janet! I’ll likely still need advice, but Janet is helping me establish a strong relationship now.
  • Gen O'
    Highly recommend
    I wish I had had this advice when my oldest was born. Really gets to the heart of the matter. Simple advice, with lots of real world examples. Love this podcast.
  • stejesuslla
    yes please
    this podcast continues to give me excellent insights and ideas for my parenting journey. i am super grateful for all of the respectful, gentle, and loving ways i have learned ♥️
  • AthalieM
    So thoughtful & reassuring!
    Such a great library of parenting topics here, all discussed in an open way: educates, reassures and redirects as needed. Take or leave what you need without feeling “wrong” or judged.
  • AnneKTW
    Janet’s words echo in hard times
    I so appreciate this podcast as a new parent and I recommend it to friends who are embarking on their own journey. Janet’s words and approach feel like they are a companion in difficult times and allow me to deepen an appreciate my child’s growth and exploration.
  • SammieInga
    This podcast is an absolute gem and comfort to parents of tiny humans. Always so grateful
  • ArtMomOf2
    Best Parenting Podcast Ever
    This is so much more than just a parenting podcast to me. Janet has a way of reframing stressful parenting moments in a way that sheds so much light and is truly helpful. Also, her voice is so reassuring, and calming — I almost feel like I’m being guided through a relaxing “mommy meditation.” This podcast had so far really helped get me through the pandemic with a preschooler and a newborn at home. Thank you Janet, and please keep it up — I look forward to each and every episode!
  • Reba Hurley
    So much wisdom
    I don’t know what I would do without Janet’s insight on parenting. It has transformed the way I view my daughter’s behavior and how I demonstrate love and respect through all of her big toddler emotions. Whenever I come up against something in parenting that is tough or confusing to me, I immediately see what Janet has to say about it and it is always just what I need. Thank you Janet for all you do!!!
  • tonyseigh
    Excellent guide
    I was struggling when my daughter turned 1 and started displaying more challenging behavior, but since finding this podcast I felt a lot of relief and guidance. My initial response to behavior was anger because that’s what I’ve most commonly seen displayed, but this has helped me build a new way of thinking and reacting with my daughter. This helps me be the parent I want to be, rather than being riddled with guilt.
    Gentle coaching
    Janet is a wise woman! Her gentle coaching for parents is always meaningful, authentic and in the spirit of respecting our little ones and ourselves. So grateful for these podcasts.
  • FlyingSquirrelGirl
    The parenting style I was looking for
    As a 40 year old first-time mother, I naturally want to right the wrongs of the way I was raised. This gentle yet firm approach is what I was looking for. I enjoy the dulcet tones of the host as well as her thoughtful responses to the real-life questions that she answers on her show.
  • Lennae_Bear
    Thank You Janet and Team
    Thank you Janet and team for helping me learn to parent without shame. This podcast not only helps me with life situations while parenting, but also helps me reflect on situations with my parents and other caregivers growing up. I recommend this podcast to parents, future parents, or caregivers who are interested in respectful parenting, parenting without shame.
  • EricaBushwell
    Awesome podcast!
    Janet, host of the Respectful Parenting podcast, highlights all aspects of family, life and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!
  • Annakate93
    So helpful!
    These podcasts are such a beautiful blend of clear parenting boundaries while also fostering safe environments for children to feel and express their real emotions. As a pediatric occupational therapist, I wish I had found this resource long ago, and as a mom to two babies, I use these strategies every day! Thanks so much, Janet!
  • paziru
    My favorite parenting podcast
    I grew up an anxious kid. As an adult, I realize I have trouble expressing my own emotions to others because I’m a people pleaser and expressing emotions as a child (other than happiness) wasn’t really okay. I’m still trying to work through this. I don’t want this for my children and I feel like respectful parenting is the way to go. It feels right for me. And my daughter (and one on the way) will learn to express their emotions/thoughts with me (a safe adult with boundaries of course) and know that they’re normal.
  • KatieJay1610
    The ADHD episode was so powerful, I have it and now I am raising a son that has it. I related to this so much and I am totally going to use the tips to help my son be successful. I had never heard of time blindness, but my son has issues with transitions and I really think the count down would help him. Plus I am obsessed with drinking water and I had no idea that that was part of my anxiety. Thank you so much for this episode.
  • hahsdnaaa
    Amazing woman
    Such a smart and knowledgeable woman who helps out immensely with understanding children.
  • lizhotta
    Most helpful parenting podcast!
    Janet Lansbury’s work is such a gift. Especially for those of us who grew up with trauma & are working on reparenting ourselves at the same time as we parent our kids. Her answers always surprise me initially, it’s always a solution that I wouldn’t have thought of. But when I try it with my own kids (ages 5 and 1) it WORKS. Janet’s advice has enabled me to bring more peace to my home & I am so grateful for that.
  • steak&avocado
    An essential parenting partner.
    Hands down one of my favorite resources for information and guidance on parenting.
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