International best-selling, award-winning author, L.R.Knost, is an independent child development researcher and founder and director of the child advocacy and consulting group, Little Hearts/Gentle Parenting Resources. She is also a babywearing, breastfeeding, cosleeping, homeschooling mother of six. Her children are a twenty-five-year-old married father of two; a twenty-three-year-old married Family Therapist; an eighteen-year-old university pre-med student; thirteen- and six-year-old sweet, funny, socially-active, homeschooled girls; and an adorable twenty-five-month-old nursing toddler. Her parenting books include the secular 'Two Thousand Kisses a Day: Gentle Parenting Through the Ages and Stages,' 'Whispers Through Time: Communication Through the Ages and Stages of Childhood,' and 'The Gentle Parent: Positive, Practical, Effective Discipline,' and the Christian-focused 'Jesus, the Gentle Parent: Gentle Christian Parenting.' Her children's books include 'Petey's Listening Ears,' the first in her Wisdom For Little Hearts series and her soon-to-be-released 'Grumpykins' children's picture book series for ages two to six. Both series are humorous, engaging tools for parents, teachers, and caregivers to use in implementing gentle parenting techniques in their homes and schools.