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Sarah Ockwell-Smith

Sarah Ockwell-Smith is the author of Gentle Discipline: Using Emotional Connection—Not Punishment—to Raise Confident, Capable Kids (TarcherPerigee) and a highly regarded parenting expert whose work and expertise has been featured in major media including BBC News Magazine, WebMD, BuzzFeed, as well as national television and radio. She has a BSc in psychology, is a member of the British Sleep Society, and has also undertaken training in hypnotherapy and psychotherapy. Sarah specializes in gentle parenting methods as well as the science and psychology of parenting. She is co-founder of the GentleParenting website and writes a popular parenting blog at She lives in the United Kingdom and is a mother of four.

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