Award-winning author, L.R.Knost

About the Author~Press Kit

“It’s not our job to toughen our children up 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.”



Author Bio:

Award-winning author, feminist, and social justice activist, 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. Her work has been quoted from Hollywood to D.C. to South Africa, most notably in an address on children’s rights to the South African Parliament by the Minister of Justice. She lives in Central Florida with her husband and the youngest four of her six children. Secular-focused Two Thousand Kisses a Day: Gentle Parenting Through the Ages and StagesWhispers Through Time: Communication Through the Ages and Stages of Childhood; and The Gentle Parent: Positive, Practical, Effective Discipline; and faith-based 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 November 2018. Other works by this award-winning author include children’s picture book, A Walk in the Clouds, release date to be announced, 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 Degree in Educational Leadership, a Family Therapist with a background in early childhood education, and a gifted artist/illustrator.

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Twitter: @LRKnost


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Book trailers:

Two Thousand Kisses a Day-Gentle Parenting Through the Ages and Stages
Two Thousand Kisses a Day ~ Book Reviews, Author Interviews & Chapter Breakdown












Whispers Through Time



Whispers Through Time ~ Book Reviews, Author Interviews & Book Trailer











The Gentle Parent





The Gentle Parent ~ Book Reviews, Author Interviews & Book Trailer











Jesus the Gentle Parent








Jesus, the Gentle Parent – Reviews



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.

87 Responses

  1. Sky

    Love the inspiration from your fb quotes and knowledge everyday ♥ Thank you for making a difference!

    May 12, 2013 at 2:01 am

  2. tml

    I really want this to be my next book I read.

    May 12, 2013 at 3:24 am

  3. ELENA

    This looks like a wonderful book!

    May 12, 2013 at 4:47 am

  4. I would really love to read this wonderful book =)

    May 12, 2013 at 5:21 am

  5. Jennifer Cummings

    Happy Mother’s Day
    I would love a copy of your book!

    May 12, 2013 at 12:58 pm

  6. Linda Meadows

    Sounds like a wonderful book. I’ld love to read it.

    May 12, 2013 at 2:52 pm

  7. Roberta Ferguson

    A friend recommended this book, and I’m looking forward to reading it. Please enter me into the drawing for a free copy. Thank you.

    May 12, 2013 at 9:34 pm

  8. I already have a copy but I want to donate one to the local Pregnancy Center!!

    May 12, 2013 at 10:45 pm

  9. Taya McCoy

    You’re amazing and help so many mommas and pappas find a different way of doing things. Thank you for being you!

    May 12, 2013 at 10:46 pm

  10. Thank you for your gentle parenting advice! Book sounds really good!

    May 12, 2013 at 11:01 pm

  11. Jessica F

    I love reading your blog and follow you on Facebook as well! Hoping I win! I would love to read the whole book vs. catching a glimpse here and there! 🙂

    May 12, 2013 at 11:04 pm

  12. Siobhan Holcombe

    Leaving a comment for the Giveaway. I’m slowly trying to grasp this “new to me” parenting style. How nerve-wracking! I’m just thankful that I found you and your inspirational quotes and sayings on Facebook. Baby steps, right?

    May 12, 2013 at 11:12 pm

  13. Helen

    Too late for the giveaway? I hope not, would love to read this book! 🙂

    May 12, 2013 at 11:45 pm

  14. Cathie

    Happy Mother’s Day! Would love to add your book to my bookshelf!! 🙂

    May 12, 2013 at 11:45 pm

  15. Would love to read this book as i am struggling in raising my two beautiful children.

    May 13, 2013 at 12:16 am

  16. Mandy A

    I adore every quote on Facebook and I would love this book to help me with not only my children, but to somehow help take care of other parents who must work and cannot be with their children, both as a caregiver and hopefully one day in a resource centre.

    May 13, 2013 at 12:33 am

  17. Saige

    This book looks very interesting & what great reviews. Would love love love to be chosen for one of the book give aways.

    May 13, 2013 at 2:13 am

  18. LauraDA

    I’d love love love to read your new book!!!

    May 19, 2013 at 7:02 pm

  19. Looking forward to reading the next book – I LOVE 2000 Kisses!

    May 19, 2013 at 7:02 pm

  20. You are just too generous! Thank you for the opportunity!

    May 19, 2013 at 8:00 pm

  21. Rachel

    I would love to win a copy of your book, I still haven’t gotten around to buying it yet. I do want to read it!

    May 19, 2013 at 9:04 pm

  22. Kelsey

    I follow you on facebook and I read posts that are up, as a mumma of 3 I find them to help me with the challenges I face everyday with my two oldests 🙂 would love to read more

    May 19, 2013 at 9:06 pm

  23. Shawna

    You are truly an inspiration and such an amazing resource as I make my way through this crazy motherhood journey. I cannot wait to read your book.

    May 19, 2013 at 9:10 pm

  24. Cathie

    Almost there (8000!)!! Congrats on all your success! You deserve it! 🙂

    May 19, 2013 at 11:31 pm

  25. Rache

    Hoping to win your giveaway. I’m always reading your post and love your first book. Thanks for the inspiration. It’s always needed. 🙂 Congratulations and God Bless.

    May 20, 2013 at 1:08 am

  26. Margie L.

    I’d love to read your new book… as I love all you’ve written so far!

    May 20, 2013 at 2:00 am

  27. Grace

    I love your contributions on TNP Facebook page and have put your first book on my Amazon wishlist as a result. Your advice has given me the confidence to fully commit myself to parenting this way even when there are few in our entourage who do so. We’re a bilingual Australian-Belgian family of three practising attachment parenting and the proof is in the pudding: we have a happy, confident, alert, adventurous, affectionate one year old who has brought so much love, light and happiness into our lives. I have my fingers crossed that we win a copy of your wonderful book!

    May 20, 2013 at 2:13 am

  28. Jacquelyn

    Would love to win a copy, it looks so great!

    May 20, 2013 at 10:17 am

  29. Carole

    Congratulations on your new book! I’d love to win a copy!!

    May 20, 2013 at 8:12 pm

  30. jonikas

    Thank you for the giveaway! I’ve got my fingers crossed! 🙂

    May 21, 2013 at 2:40 am

  31. Looking forward to reading this book! This is a “new to me” approach to parenting but my children need it and so do I!

    May 21, 2013 at 3:53 pm

  32. Rebecca

    I don’t know if this is open to New Zealand but I love your site and this first time Mum would love your book.

    May 22, 2013 at 8:42 pm

  33. Yay! I would love to get a copy! As I’m working with toddlers n for my future too!
    Ur Inspiring thank u -@

    May 22, 2013 at 9:16 pm

  34. Bethany Denman

    Love that you are giving the gift of gentle parenting and the tools and techniques to make it possible!! <3!!

    May 22, 2013 at 10:24 pm

  35. I use your first book as a valuable guideline. I’m sure this new book will be even better 🙂

    May 23, 2013 at 11:17 am

  36. Laura Wood

    I follow you on Facebook, and I just love your approach to parenting. When I need a little inspiration, encouragement, or advice, I go to your website. Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy of your book!

    May 23, 2013 at 3:54 pm

  37. Carrie

    Congratulations on your new book! Thank you for the giveaway! 🙂

    May 24, 2013 at 12:05 pm

  38. I am so excited for this next book! I have one little babe who I have a hard time communicating with. I am hoping for some good advice. 🙂

    May 24, 2013 at 1:02 pm

  39. Thank you for all that you do. I am new to gentle parenting and doing my best to make change in myself every day to become a better mother for my 3 year old daughter and infant son. I enjoy all the resources you post to help people like me accomplish that goal. Thank you!

    May 24, 2013 at 2:15 pm

  40. I just started following you on Facebook and can’t stop reading!!! This is soo needed!!!

    May 24, 2013 at 3:38 pm

  41. You have inspired me to work harder towards gentle parenting. The quotes that you post on facebook are great little reminders to approach life and issues differently then what I grew up with! Thank you for all the time you put into helping others better themselves and their family!!

    May 24, 2013 at 7:53 pm

  42. Angel

    Thank you and your role modeling for us!!

    May 24, 2013 at 11:10 pm

  43. Let’s try this again, lol.

    May 24, 2013 at 11:11 pm

  44. Trang Le

    Love your website and love reading all your FB updates! Thank you for sharing your knowledge and making the ‘hardest job in the world’ easier, more enjoyable and most of all, more ‘memory-filling’.

    May 25, 2013 at 2:00 pm

  45. Beth

    Just started following you after seeing a link posted by a fb friend. Looking forward to reading your books!

    May 25, 2013 at 2:14 pm

  46. Enjoying all your posts and book, would love to read this new book. 🙂

    May 25, 2013 at 5:30 pm

  47. I’m knew to this approach of gentle parenting. I’m hoping to win the giveaway.

    May 25, 2013 at 6:19 pm

  48. Timothy

    Love, peace and happiness to you all <3

    May 25, 2013 at 9:01 pm

  49. marti curry

    Thanks for sharing the wisdom

    May 25, 2013 at 11:56 pm

  50. Barbara Chestnut

    Hey!!! I want to win your book!!

    May 26, 2013 at 1:06 pm

  51. So happy to see these kinds of books! They’re so very needed! Thank You! 😀

    May 26, 2013 at 6:57 pm

  52. Erin

    Praying for a copy of your newest book to help with our littles!

    May 26, 2013 at 7:18 pm

  53. Your posts are always so inspiring. Thank you!

    May 26, 2013 at 10:50 pm

  54. Sarah

    I LOVE your posts and share them all the time! A friend and I have even talked about starting a monthly moms’ meet to discuss your work. 🙂

    May 27, 2013 at 8:49 am

  55. Leah j

    Love to read your books, I’ve always said I had a text book for my precious little ones this might be just what I need : )

    May 27, 2013 at 9:47 am

  56. jeanette

    Congratulations on your new book. I’m excited to read and learn from it!

    May 27, 2013 at 10:09 pm

  57. Angela Reeves

    Congrats on your new book! Looking forward to it!

    May 28, 2013 at 4:11 pm

  58. jess

    Very cool material 🙂

    May 28, 2013 at 6:06 pm

  59. Sunshine sal

    So inspirational! You are transforming the World through your positive work & by reminding people of the importance of gentle ways with children. I wish for all parents to be inspired by your work and create the gentle changes our planet needs to keep healing :))

    May 28, 2013 at 7:30 pm

  60. Danielle Romais

    I am loving every bit of “Two thousand kisses a day”, so much so I gave one to my niece who is expecting a little one. I hope to be able to get a copy of this next one too.

    May 30, 2013 at 9:16 am

  61. lucy prysten

    Thank you for your lovely first book, you must be so proud to share a second one that will change the lives of so many! Can’t wait to read your new edition. All the best from a new mum of two 🙂

    May 30, 2013 at 7:31 pm

  62. jillian reyes

    I would love to win the giveaway!

    May 31, 2013 at 3:34 am

  63. Sky

    Can I still enter the giveaway please!?

    June 27, 2013 at 2:30 am

  64. Taya McCoy

    May I still enter the giveaway. Love yoir stuff

    June 28, 2013 at 11:08 pm

  65. Amber Stevens

    I would love to win a copy of your books!

    July 7, 2013 at 5:18 pm

  66. Vicki Hilton

    Hoping to win

    July 7, 2013 at 5:20 pm

  67. Anu

    Look forward to reading the book 🙂

    July 7, 2013 at 5:23 pm

  68. Jos

    Excited to read your books!!! Perhaps ill win a copy!

    July 7, 2013 at 5:23 pm

  69. Kileah

    Leaving a comment here for the giveaway! Thank you again for ALL that you do!! Xo

    July 7, 2013 at 5:24 pm

  70. Nichole

    Entering for the giveaway thanks!!

    July 7, 2013 at 5:33 pm

  71. Natalie pryles

    I would love to win a copy!

    July 7, 2013 at 5:45 pm

  72. Stephanie Slye

    Just had our first and would love to have one of your books for reference!!!

    July 7, 2013 at 5:47 pm

  73. zSofia

    I would love to read your books! Thank you for your help all around parenting 🙂

    July 7, 2013 at 5:47 pm

  74. Brooklyn Bost

    Would love to win a copy! If not, it’s my next Amazon purchase!:-)

    July 7, 2013 at 6:09 pm

  75. Tijana

    The books are on my must read list!

    July 7, 2013 at 6:12 pm

  76. Edgar

    Husband and daddy of 3. Looking forward to reading your books.

    July 7, 2013 at 6:14 pm

  77. Heather

    Thank you for the chance! So hoping it’s me! I am new to Gentle Parenting & could use all the info I can get my hands on!

    July 7, 2013 at 6:27 pm

  78. Kerryn Turner

    Leaving a comment for the giveaway :)) your Facebook posts open my eyes and empower almost everyday :))

    July 7, 2013 at 6:29 pm

  79. Amnah Taufique

    Love following you on Facebook and reading all the valuable pieces of advice! Would love to have the chance to read your books!

    July 7, 2013 at 6:44 pm

  80. Tracy

    Thank you for bringing all peaceful wannabes together and for keeping us going…changing the world..

    July 7, 2013 at 7:44 pm

  81. Lindsey P

    Would love to read Whispers…!

    July 7, 2013 at 8:50 pm

  82. Carissa

    I’d love to win your books!

    July 7, 2013 at 10:15 pm

  83. Sarah S.

    I hope to read your books soon!

    July 8, 2013 at 1:31 am

  84. Your articles really inspired me to be a better parent. I wish to read more from the new book 🙂

    July 8, 2013 at 7:45 am

  85. Laura Wood

    I’d love to win these books by my favorite author of parenting books!

    July 8, 2013 at 4:04 pm

  86. Nikki Allaire

    Hoping to learn more!

    July 9, 2013 at 10:55 pm

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