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The Gentle Parenting Show Podcast

Join Kim West, also known as the Sleep Lady, as she breaks down your top parenting concerns and gives her gentle take. Not only does Kim believe that you can successfully sleep train your child without leaving them to cry it out alone, but she also teaches shame free parenting. Most importantly, she knows that even in our imperfection as parents, it is possible to raise resilient, compassionate, and confident children. Grab a coffee or a glass of wine, throw in your ear pods, and join us!

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There Is No Such Thing as No Crying Sleep Training with Kim West

 In this episode of The Gentle Parenting Show, Kim goes solo to break down a hot topic: no crying sleep training. While there is such a thing as gentle sleep training (check out Kim’s world-renowned sleep training program HERE), there is no such thing…

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Navigating Breastfeeding and Newborn Allergies with Trill Paullin, Ph.D.

 Today Kim had the opportunity to sit down with Trill Paullin to discuss food sensitivities and allergies in breastfed children. Trill is a Molecular Biologist who has two children that faced severe allergies and sensitivities while breastfeeding. Because of this, she started research on…

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Understanding Tears, Tantrums and Whining with Kathryn Kvols

In today’s episode of The Gentle Parenting Show, Kim sits down with Kathryn Kvols. Kathryn is a mother of 5 who struggled with her parenting over the years. Through her 30 years of studying multiple courses and books, she wrote her book and education course…

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Sleep Training Advice Based on Your Child’s Temperament with Macall Gordon

In today’s episode of the Gentle Parenting Podcast, Kim West sits down with longtime friend and certified Gentle Sleep Coach, Macall Gordon. This is Macall’s second time on the podcast, to listen to her first episode all about sleep training research, head HERE. Macall holds…

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Tips on How to Communicate With Your Partner with Dr. Sarah Rattray

Wondering how to better communicate with your partner? In today’s episode of The Gentle Parenting Show, Kim takes a turn to talk specifically to couples and parents. She interviews Dr. Sarah Rattray, the founder and CEO of the Couples Communication Institute. Dr. Rattray is dedicated…

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Battling Parental Burnout with Shelley Kemmerer

In today’s episode of the Gentle Parenting Show, Kim talks with Shelley Kemmerer, PA-C, MCHS. Shelley is the founder of Run Tell Mom which offers parental wellbeing resources that are tailored for your unique household. They provide resources to improve sleep, prevent burnout, connections to…

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The Importance of Picture Books for Our Children with Author Markita Staples-Green

On today’s episode of the Gentle Parenting Show, Kim is joined by author Markita Staples-Green. Markita is the author and illustrator of the bestselling picture book series, The Curly Crew. Her books feature a diverse set of characters as they interact with the world, with…

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Bridge the Gap Between Traditional and Holistic Pediatric Care with Dr. Elisa Song

We are so excited for today’s episode of the Gentle Parenting Show with Dr. Elisa Song, MD. Dr. Song is an integrative pediatrician, pediatric functional medicine expert, and mother. She’s helped 1000s of kids get to the root causes of their health concerns and has…

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Find Sleep and Peace as a Special Needs Parent with Katie Holloran

.In today’s episode of The Gentle Parenting Show, Kim welcomed back gentle sleep coach Katie Holloran. Katie has earned her Master’s in Special Education. She has taught and worked with children with Autism and Developmental Delays in Public, Private and Charter schools. She co-authored a…

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Do I Have Postpartum Depression? Questions to Ask Yourself with Dr. Shosh Bennett.

In today’s episode of The Gentle Parenting Show, Kim sits down with her longtime friend and colleague, Dr. Shoshana Bennett. If you’d like to hear Dr. Shosh’s first episode all about the myths of motherhood, listen HERE. Dr. Shosh, a clinical psychologist, is an expert…

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The 5 Keys to Wellness for Kids with Dr. Brian Stenzler

In today’s episode of The Gentle Parenting Show, Kim welcomes Dr. Brian Stenzler. Dr. Stenzler is the best-selling author of D.R.E.A.M Wellness: The 5 Keys to Raising Kids for a Lifetime of Physical and Mental Health. He is a Doctor of Chiropractic and owns and…

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How To Combat Parental Stress for Yourself and Your Kids with Dr. Erin Kinney

In today’s episode of The Gentle Parenting Show, Kim talked with one of her own personal doctors, Dr. Erin Kinney. Dr. Kinney specializes in parental stress and is a Naturopathic Doctor who helps patients improve their mood, balance their hormones and increase their energy. She…

Recent Episodes

with Emily Fletcher

In today’s episode, we interview Emily Fletcher, founder of zivaKIDS, bestselling author and meditation expert. Emily has taught over 40,000 individuals the power of meditation including NBA players and Grammy winning artists. Together, Kim and Emily discuss why meditation matters for kids and parents - and how we can help our kids work through their emotions in a healthy way.

with Amber Trueblood

In today’s episode, Kim sits down with author Amber Trueblood to talk about 7 tips for helping a new parent survive. Seasoned parents don’t be turned-off - Amber’s tips can help you at any phase of your parenting. They are all great, helpful advice that will help you and your children live at your fullest and happiest potential.

with Natalie Diaz

In today’s episode of The Gentle Parenting Podcast Kim sits down with her long-time friend Natalie Diaz. Natalie is the founder of Twiniversity - the world’s leading resource and support network for multiple birth families. Natalie is also an author, Certified Lactation Consultant and a twin parent herself. She has helped hundreds of parents of multiples prepare for and handle life with multiples.

with Alison Escalante

In this episode of the Gentle Parenting Show, Kim sat down with Alison Escalante, MD. Alison is a Pediatrician, speaker, writer, mother and TEDx speaker. She has reached hundreds of thousands of parents with her TEDx talk “The Should Storm” (watch HERE). Alison is an expert in calm parenting and shares her mistakes, lessons and ideas through her parenting journey at ShouldStorm.com

with Macall Gordon

In today’s informative episode of the Gentle Parenting Podcast, Kim West sits down with longtime friend and certified Gentle Sleep Coach, Macall Gordon. Macall holds an MA in Applied Psychology from Antioch University, Seattle with a specialization in infant mental health, including attachment theory, the development of emotional regulation, and parenting psychology (including transition to parenthood, postpartum depression, etc.).

with Kim West

In today’s episode, Kim goes solo for the first time since launching the podcast – and for a good reason. With 27 years of sleep training experience, Kim knows that every style of sleep training can be broken down into 3 main methods. It’s so important to speak up on this. A lot of new parents can get overwhelmed thinking there are dozens of sleep training methods to choose from. In reality they all fall under three main categories.

Why Meditation and Mindfulness Matters for Kids with Emily Fletcher

From a best-selling meditation book to helping NBA players and Grammy winners learn the practice of meditation and mindfulness, Emily Fletcher has spent the past 10 years developing a unique and effective approach to mindfulness, meditation, and manifestation. Emily is the founder of Ziva Meditation, and now, Ziva Kids, meditation ...

7 Survival Tips for Any New Parent with Amber Trueblood

If you're a new parent, listen up. Today's guest -  an author, podcaster, and public speaker, Amber Trueblood brings clarity and inspiration to busy moms. In addition to running her own personal development brand, Amber has an MBA, is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), and is the mother ...

What Parents of Multiples and Singleton Parents Can Learn From Each Other with Natalie Diaz

Natalie Diaz is a mom, community leader, author, and founder of Twiniversity - the world’s leading resource for parents of multiples. She is seen as a global influencer for this small niche community and is the #1 twin parenting and twin gear expert. Natalie serves as a twin consultant for ...

3 Step Method to Calm Parenting with Alison Escalante

In this episode of the Gentle Parenting Show, Kim sat down with Alison Escalante, MD. Alison is a Pediatrician, speaker, writer, mother, and TEDx speaker. She has reached hundreds of thousands of parents with her TEDx talk “The Should Storm” (watch HERE). Alison is an expert in calm parenting and ...

How to Interpret Research for Sleep Training Methods and Find What Works for You with Macall Gordon

Trying to wade through all the data on sleep training methods? In today’s informative episode of the Gentle Parenting Podcast, Kim West sits down with a longtime friend and certified Gentle Sleep Coach, Macall Gordon. Macall holds an MA in Applied Psychology from Antioch University, Seattle with a specialization in ...

There are Only 3 Sleep Training Methods with Kim West

In today’s episode, Kim goes solo for the first time since launching the podcast - and for a good reason. With 27 years of sleep training experience, Kim knows that every style of sleep training can be broken down into 3 main methods. It’s so important to speak up on ...

Calming and Understanding a Baby with Colic with Dr. Maryanne Tranter

In today’s episode of The Gentle Parenting Show, Kim spoke with Dr. Maryanne Tranter, an expert pediatric nurse practitioner, researcher, and parent mentor. Dr. Tranter is the founder of The Healthy Child Concierge where she helps parents with their anxieties and worries for their children and works to resolve them. ...
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Adapting Common Sleep Tips for Special Needs Children with Katie Holloran

In today’s episode of The Gentle Parenting Show, Kim sat down with long-time gentle sleep coach, Katie Holloran. Katie co-authored a book with Kim, the Good Night Sleep Tight Workbook for Children with Special Needs. Katie has run her own business supporting families as a teacher, special education teacher, behavior ...

Want to Be a Guest on The Gentle Parenting Show?

Do you have expert advice that you know would just be a game-changer for today’s stressed out parents? Then we want you to be a guest on the Gentle Parenting Show! Together, we’ll break down today’s top parenting advice in a fun and laid back style. Busy parents don’t have the time to sit down and read all the parenting books out there, and together we’ll break down the best tips and help them become empowered in their parenting skills. 

The Gentle Parenting Show, created by Kim West - The Sleep Lady

In the Gentle Parenting Show, Kim West will interview parenting experts on everything from mindfulness to developmental milestones and how it relates to gentle parenting. 

Kim West is a LCSW-C, bestselling author and founder of a world-renowned gentle sleep training method. She and her team of Gentle Sleep Coaches have helped over 1 million families find gentle sleep through her courses, best-selling book and 1:1 coaching. Kim is the only baby sleep expert out there with 25-years of experience, and she’s seen everything when it comes to parenting.

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