Sarah Ockwell-Smith

Parenting Author

Sarah Ockwell-Smith is the mother of four children. She has a BSc in Psychology and worked for several years in Pharmaceutical Research and Development. Following the birth of her first child, Sarah re-trained as an Antenatal Teacher and Birth and Postnatal Doula. She has also undertaken training in Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy and is a member of the British Sleep Society. Sarah specialises in gentle parenting methods and is co-founder of the GentleParenting website (, she also blogs at Sarah's books include BabyCalm (2012), ToddlerCalm (2013), The Gentle Sleep Book (2015), The Gentle Parenting Book (2016), Why Your Baby's Sleep Matters (2016), The Gentle Discipline Book (2017) and The Gentle Potty Training Book (2017). She frequently writes for magazines and newspapers, and is often called upon as a parenting expert for national television and radio.