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Janet Lansbury


Janet Lansbury’s respectful parenting advice (available at is quoted and shared by millions of readers worldwide. She encourages parents and childcare professionals to perceive babies as unique, capable human beings with natural abilities to learn without being taught; develop motor and cognitive skills; communicate; face age-appropriate struggles; initiate and direct independent play for extended periods; and much more. Janet is the author of two bestselling books, Elevating Child Care: A Guide to Respectful Parenting and No Bad Kids: Toddler Discipline Without Shame. She also enjoys teaching weekly classes at RIE, consulting with parents and professionals, and spending time with her three children, ages 23, 19, and 14.