Dear Parents and Professionals:

I am privileged to receive hundreds of emails with personal requests for advice pertaining to infants, toddlers and preschoolers. I read as many as I can and do my best to provide thoughtful, detailed answers to as many as my limited time will allow.

Often, however, I am not able to offer suggestions until weeks – even months – after a particular question is submitted, so the time for constructive action has passed. This is very frustrating for me.

Also, the situations and parent/child dynamics you describe often don’t give me enough information to offer sound advice. I have questions, and without dialogue I can’t be as helpful as I’d like.

Many of you have expressed interest in learning more about Magda Gerber’s Educaring Approach but don’t have classes in your area. I’m eager to deepen your understanding of this method, provide you with a detailed introduction or help you fine tune specific practices.

All of that said, I’ve decided to open my phone consultation service to online readers. I’m excited for the opportunity to address your issues in a more thorough and timely manner. It’s not a perfect solution, but between family, writing, teaching and coaching, it seems a viable option.

“Janet’s blog is a tremendous resource, but as my son began preschool, I felt overwhelmed with new challenges and needed more personal advice… In one conversation, I gained back my confidence, learned new skills (that work!) and felt the support I desperately needed. Consulting with Janet is like talking to the brilliant, straight-talking, warm, dear friend you need as a mom.” – Pamela G.
Janet Sessions

Listen to Recorded Advice & Guidance on a variety of topics in my new audio series.

Make an appointment for a private consultation

Thank you for your interest in consulting with me. I am taking an extended break from phone consultations and will not be resuming until 2021. However, if you are open to an audio recording of our consultation for my podcast, Unruffled, please let me know, as I plan to include a small number of these recorded exchanges (all names omitted) as episodes throughout the year. In the case that we agree to a recording, my hourly phone consultation fee of $200 will be waived.

Due to the COVID pandemic, I am also unavailable for in-person, in-home, small group consultations, and other in-person events at this time.  When I have a date for resuming in-person meetings and speaking engagements, I will post it here. Thank you for understanding!

For future reference, my fees for in-person consulting with one family or a small group (of up to 5 adults) start at $550 for 90 minutes in the Los Angeles area. Fees are added for evening meetings and travel outside the L.A. area.

For online group consultations, events and trainings, please share as many details as possible in the form (below) so that I can quote you my fee. 


If you’d like to make an appointment for a consultation, please provide the information below:

  • By providing me with a brief description of your issue(s) previous to our appointment, you will help me to best utilize our time and prepare resources for you. If I don’t feel personally qualified to guide you, I will refer you to another professional.

After I receive your request, you will receive a response within a day about my available appointment times.

Payment must be made with Paypal or Venmo at least 24 hours prior to your appointment. I will confirm receipt.

That’s all! I look forward to meeting you and (especially!) having the time to answer your most pressing questions personally and in detail.

Respectfully yours,



You agree that our phone consultation is not a substitute for professional advice such as a Medical Doctor, Psychiatrist or counselor. The information provided by Janet Lansbury does not constitute legal or professional advice, neither is it intended to be.

If you or a family member have a serious medical or life-threatening condition, please contact a physician.

Furthermore, you agree that any decisions you make, and the consequences thereof, are your own. Under no circumstances can you hold Janet Lansbury liable for any actions that you take. You agree not to hold Janet Lansbury liable for any loss or cost incurred by you, or any person related or associated with you, as a result of discussions, materials, techniques or coaching offered by Janet Lansbury.

You understand and agree that the information expressed during phone conversations is intended to be general information with respect to common parenting issues. Information is based on Janet Lansbury’s training and experience, and it is offered in good faith – you do not have to use this information.

Lastly, you agree that you shall indemnify Janet Lansbury and her associates in the event of any claim, including but not limited to any claims made against the Janet Lansbury, by any person related or associated with you. Nothing in the content materials shall be considered legal, financial, or actuarial advice.