Sarah OckwellSmith

Sarah  OckwellSmith

Sarah Ockwell-Smith is the mother of four sons and daughters. She holds a BSc in Psychology & has worked in Pharmaceutical Research and Development for numerous years. Sarah retrained as a Paediatric Homeopath, Antenatal Teacher, and Birth and Postnatal Doula after the birth of her first child. She's also received certifications in Infant Massage, Hypnotherapy, and Psychotherapy. Sarah is the co-founder of the GentleParenting website (, which specializes on gentle parenting techniques.

Sarah is the author of BabyCalm, ToddlerCalm, The Gentle Sleep Book, The Gentle Parenting Book, and The Gentle Discipline Book, and publishes a parenting blog ( that is read by 3 million parents each year. She is a regular contributor to publications and newspapers, as well as a parenting expert on national television and radio.