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 phone consultation

Thank you for your interest in a phone consultation. I regret that I am now booked through May, 2020. Please contact us after 5/1/20 to book an appointment for June 2020 and beyond. 


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

My fees are $200 (US) for one hour, $100 for ½ hour, payable in advance via PayPal. Once you submit your request, we will contact you to schedule an appointment and to arrange payment. If you live outside of the United States of America please provide a Skype username. Skype sessions are voice calls only. No video.

I also do in home, in person, and small group consultations (for up to 7 participants) in the Los Angeles area starting at $500 for 90 minutes. Fees are added for evening meetings and those outside the L.A. area.

  • 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 at least 24 hours prior to your appointment. I will confirm receipt.

That’s all! I look forward to meeting you by phone 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.