A Season of Giving: L.R. Knost

LR Knost Meme

Here are Parenting Beyond Punishment we LOVE L.R. Knost. Her books, blog posts and Facebook page are a boon of light for children, parents and families. We’ve written reviews of her books, and in 2013 I got a wild hair and decided to invite her to Atlanta to have a workshop for local parents. She didn’t even hesitate to say “yes” and I was beside myself with excitement and planning. My daughter asked, “why are you so excited, mom?” And I said, “well, you know how much you love mermaids? That’s how I feel about L.R. Knost.” Suddenly her eyes were the size of moons and she asked incredulously, “she’s a mermaid?!” “No” I giggled, “but I like her as much as you like mermaids.” “Ooooh.” she said, then trotted off to play. So, L.R. Knost came to Atlanta with her family in February of 2014 – it was quite a task to schedule her visit between all the snow storms! And we were thrilled to welcome over 40 people to the workshop despite the blustery weather. L.R. Knost shared her personal journey into parenthood, talked about gentle parenting, then continued to answered questions for over an hour. She was amazing and delightful in person. A gentle soul, through and through.

In April of 2014 she generously donated one of her eWorkshops for the large peaceful parenting collaborative event we had – over 2000 people attended the event and received her workshop for free. Amazing.

Then we all learned she has cancer. So we started offering her our gratitude, support, and love.

Today I’m writing about our Season of Giving campaign. And, as you’ve probably guessed, our fundraising efforts this year are for L.R. Knost.

Creating a peaceful world is absolutely the greatest gift we can give our children.

The gentle, peaceful, conscious parenting community has joined together to Give the Gift of Gentle Parenting and Give the Gift of Life, raising funds to donate gentle parenting books and resources in bulk to hospitals for new parent bags, to children’s hospitals, and to crisis family centers and also to help with author L.R.Knost’s medical expenses as she battles a rare neuroendocrine cancer.

If you’d like to donate, just click

>> Give the Gift of Gentle Parenting and Give the Gift of Life <<

Thank you for participating in giving the gift of gentle parenting!



Send cards, letters and drawings to:

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Other ways you can help…

  1. Share your stories. Share how you and your family have benefited from her her posts, books, workshops, and online community. Leave a comment below or email me  your story).
  2. Share her articles and memes, book reviews and workshop links on Social Media networks, in Newsletters, in parenting and book groups, or simply talk about them with friends, family and neighbors.
  3. Buy her books and workshops for yourself, friends, family, parenting groups, places of worship, suggest them for book clubs, etc.
  4. Carry her totes and wear her t-shirts, or buy them for your children, nieces, nephews, grandchildren, godchildren, etc.
  5. Take a moment to review her books on Amazon.

Read About Her Journey

My Cancer Story, Part 1: The Diagnosis

“I know that Facebook doesn’t show all of my updates in your newsfeeds, so I thought I’d share all of the updates to this point for those who’ve missed them and then share my diagnosis at the end.”

Parenting Through Cancer: Coping With Emotions

“I lay awake throughout the night, listening to the even breathing of my sleeping eight-year-old nearby and cuddling my tiny cosleeper close and praying desperately for all of my children as I head into the unknown.”


Learn more about L.R. Knost

Best-selling parenting and children’s book author, L.R.Knost, is an independent child development researcher and founder and director of the advocacy and consulting group, Little Hearts/Gentle Parenting Resources, as well as a monthly parenting and education contributor to The Natural Parent Magazine. She is also a babywearing, breastfeeding, cosleeping, homeschooling mother of six. Her children are a 26-year-old married father of two; a 24-year-old married Family Therapist working with at-risk children and families; a 19-year-old university pre-med student on scholarship; 15 and 8-year-old sweet, funny, socially active, homeschooled girls; and an adorable and active toddler. Two Thousand Kisses a Day: Gentle Parenting Through the Ages and StagesWhispers Through Time: Communication Through the Ages and Stages of ChildhoodThe Gentle Parent: Positive, Practical, Effective Discipline; and Jesus, the Gentle Parent: Gentle Christian Parenting are the first in the Little Hearts Handbook series of gentle parenting guides by L.R.Knost. The next book in the series, Raising Bookworms: Life, Literacy, and Learning, is due to be released in November 2014. Other works by this award-winning author include a children’s picture book, A Walk in the Clouds, due to be released September 2014, and Petey’s Listening Ears, the first in her Wisdom for Little Hearts series for ages 2 to 6, which are humorous and engaging tools for parents, teachers, and caregivers to use in implementing gentle parenting techniques in their homes and schools.

The Little Hearts/Gentle Parenting Resources support team includes a retired elementary school teacher and school administrator with a Master’s in Educational Leadership, a Family Therapist with a background in early childhood education, and a gifted artist/illustrator.

Contact Information:

Email: littleheartsbooks@live.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/littleheartsbooks

Twitter: @LRKnost_Author

Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/lrknost/

Amazon Author Page: http://amazon.com/author/lrknost


Links in this post:

Gratitude and Support for LR Knost

LR Knost Workshop

From the Hearts of Our Children

Parenting for A Peaceful World

No-Spank Peaceful Parenting Challenge

Book Review: The Gentle Parent

Book Review: Whispers Through Time

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