Empathetic Discipline, Unlocking The Power Of ‘No Bad Kids’ By Janet Lansbury


Book Of The Week – Janet Lansbury’s Guide to Respectful Parenting, A Comprehensive Review Of ‘No Bad Kids

Title: No Bad Kids: Toddler Discipline Without Shame

Author: Janet Lansbury

Place: USA

Publisher: JLML Press

Date of publication: September 2014



Janet Lansbury’s “No Bad Kids: Toddler Discipline Without Shame” is a groundbreaking exploration of effective and respectful discipline strategies for parents of toddlers. Drawing on her years of experience as a parenting expert and the host of the popular podcast “Unruffled,” Lansbury offers a fresh perspective on navigating the challenges of toddlerhood without resorting to punitive measures or shame. This book serves as a compassionate guide for parents seeking to foster healthy development, communication, and positive behavior in their young children.


Lansbury’s approach in “No Bad Kids” is rooted in the belief that toddlers are capable of understanding and learning from respectful communication. The book begins by dispelling common myths about toddler behavior, challenging parents to see challenging moments as opportunities for connection rather than problems to be solved. Lansbury emphasizes the importance of acknowledging a child’s emotions and providing clear, consistent boundaries.

One of the book’s strengths is Lansbury’s ability to break down complex psychological concepts into practical, actionable advice. The author encourages parents to approach discipline with empathy, allowing toddlers the space to express their feelings while setting firm and loving limits. Lansbury provides numerous real-life examples and anecdotes, illustrating how her methods can be applied in everyday situations.

The book also delves into the role of self-regulation for both parents and children. Lansbury explores how a calm and centered parental presence can positively impact a child’s behavior. The author’s insights are supported by research in child psychology, creating a well-rounded and evidence-based approach to toddler discipline.

Lansbury’s writing is clear, accessible, and infused with warmth. The book is structured in a way that allows for easy reference, making it a practical resource for parents navigating the various challenges of toddlerhood. “No Bad Kids” is not just a guide for managing behavior; it’s a philosophy that encourages a deeper connection between parents and their children.

Author’s Profile

Janet Lansbury, a renowned parenting expert, has dedicated her career to supporting parents in raising emotionally healthy and well-adjusted children. In addition to “No Bad Kids,” Lansbury has authored other influential works such as “Elevating Child Care” and “The Unruffled Podcast: Respectful Parenting for Parents at Every Stage.”

Janet Lansbury’s approach to parenting has resonated with a diverse audience, making her a trusted voice in the field. With a background in RIE (Resources for Infant Educarers) philosophy, Lansbury continues to inspire parents with her empathetic and respectful approach to raising children.

“No Bad Kids” is an invaluable resource for parents seeking a mindful and compassionate approach to toddler discipline. Lansbury’s insights provide not only practical strategies but also a mindset shift that empowers parents to build strong and respectful connections with their children during this crucial stage of development.

The book is found in your nearest bookshops today and on online books sites.

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