Award-winning author, L.R.Knost

Archive for March 20, 2013

Celebrating One MILLION Pageviews!!!

happy earthI am humbled and amazed (but clearly not speechless! ūüėČ ) to know that the articles I write here on Little Hearts have been read¬†one MILLION¬†times. A MILLION!¬†That’s 1,000,000!¬†Wow! And that’s not all.¬†My site stats have logged¬†readers from 123 countries spanning the globe¬†reading my site in the last two weeks alone! They’re not just accidentally¬†landing here and clicking away, either. They typically¬†stay for 10, 20, sometimes 30 or more minutes¬†at a¬†time and read post after¬†post after post.¬†People visit¬†from Hong Kong, Singapore, China, Germany, Bosnia, Australia, Vietnam, Romania, Malaysia, Russia, Brazil, Mexico,¬†Haiti,¬†Pakistan, Egypt, Israel, Iceland, Slovenia, Qatar, and¬†the list goes on and on and on.

To know that the nights spent¬†typing away on my little laptop while my children sleep nearby (or typing one-handed while nursing!)¬†are not wasted, to feel¬†that I’ve¬†touched hearts to make a real difference in the lives of children, ¬†to see that what I write resonates literally around the world is deeply¬†humbling and¬†incredibly validating for me. It gives me¬†hope that true, lasting change is possible for a globe that is¬†suffering from¬†violence and¬†power-mongering.

quote toughen upIf we as parents stop using violence and intimidation to control our children and instead work together with them through connection and communication, the adults we send into the world when they are grown will be world changers.

It’s not our job to toughen up our children to face a cruel and heartless world. It’s our job to raise children who will make the world a little less cruel and heartless.¬†If I can help make that happen in even a small way,¬†then the¬†many sleepless nights and the one-handed typing while nursing¬†and the neglected laundry will be¬†well, well worth it!

little hearts product giveawayAs a ‘thank you’ to all who have read and shared my articles and bought my books and shared their thoughts and encouragement, I’m hosting a Facebook Party! today, March 20th 2013, from 2 pm to midnight EST. Join me for giveaways every hour and¬†fun Q & A’s and word games so we can get to know each other better!

Check out some of the awesome Little Hearts products that I’ll be giving away–>

At midnight there will be a Grand Prize package, too, so don’t miss it!

See you there!


You might also be interested in:

Two Thousand Kisses a Day: Gentle Parenting Through the Ages and Stages ~ Book Launch Tour

12 Steps to Gentle Parenting

Practical, Gentle, Effective Discipline

200 Ways to Bless Your Children with a Happy Childhood

29 Messages in a Bottle

12 Tips for Gently Parenting Your Adult Children (Hint: It starts when they’re newborns!)

Tots to Teens~Communication Through the Ages and Stages

The Bookshelf: To Read or Not To Read

Award-winnning author, L.R.Knost, is the founder and director of the children's rights advocacy and family consulting group, Little Hearts/Gentle Parenting Resources, and Editor-in-Chief of Holistic Parenting Magazine. Books by L.R.Knost include Whispers Through Time: Communication Through the Ages and Stages of Childhood ; Two Thousand Kisses a Day: Gentle Parenting Through the Ages and Stages ; The Gentle Parent: Positive, Practical, Effective Discipline ; and Jesus, the Gentle Parent: Gentle Christian Parenting the first four books in the Little Hearts Handbook gentle parenting series, and children’s picture books Petey’s Listening Ears and the soon-to-be-released Grumpykins series.