Parenting is one of the hardest jobs out there, which is why so many parents seek guidance and connections online. Gentle parenting is a parenting style that’s taking over social media as mom influencers, family influencers and gentle parenting influencers and experts share their experiences.
Gentle parenting focuses on four main elements: empathy, respect, understanding and boundaries. Parents want their children to grow up in a way that they feel safe enough to express themselves in a way that’s still socially acceptable while also raising confident, happy children.
15 gentle-parenting influencers on TikTok and Instagram
The Gentle Mama
With 15K followers on Instagram, Hayley of The Gentle Mama shares what she considers calm, connected and magical parenting. This gentle parenting Instagram account is filled with quotes and examples of how to create the best parenting environment for your children. She’s also created a program with practical tools to create a connection within your family.
@lauralove5514 I honestly love that I didn’t meet his expectations on what I redirected him to because it gave him the opportunity to not only express himself but also to use his creativity to make it work in a way that he enjoyed! #ReasonForBooking #fyp #CODSquadUp #foryou #momsoftiktok #gentleparenting #parenting #respectfulparenting #montessori #toddlermom #trending #viral #positivediscipline #discipline #positiveparenting ♬ original sound - LauraLove
N’tima on TikTok has 380K followers who keep coming back for gentle and respectful parenting content. She also shares how parenting can be so difficult, but so worth it. This parent influencer is a must-follow if you’re looking for relatable content and easy to implement mom tools, or if you’d like to work with a parenting influencer.
Menzennial is a TikTok account run by an Indigenous mom sharing how she parents, especially around big feelings. With over 227K followers, she’s definitely found her niche while helping others figure out the best ways to parent their children. She also likes to share funny videos with a realistic look into what it’s like to be a parent.
Shelly is a conscious parenting educator focused on helping parents raise themselves; hence the name Raising Yourself. She’s a reparenting expert and cycle-breaker, which is an important piece to gentle parenting. Parents need to work on their own traumas, habits and tendencies in order to break the cycle with their own kids.
The Considerate Momma
Rachael of The Considerate Momma on TikTok has drawn over 1.2M followers with her focus on discipline without disconnection in parenting. She’s a certified parent coach who offers free tools on her TikTok. She also talks about the best ways to incorporate discipline without creating a disconnect with kids.
Raising Children You Like
With 101K followers on Instagram, Sonnet of Raising Children You Like focuses on making music with her children and respectful parenting. She wants to teach her children to be respectful but also use their voices and take up space. Her gentle parenting style is encouraging and helpful for new and practiced parents out there.
@mindfulmess.mom Learn ok being you in your new role as a mom, by first creating the mom you want to be. Calm and confidently! #fyp #fy #fypage #foryou #motherhood #consciousparenting #motherhood #parentingtips #parenting #respectfulparenting #responsiveparenting #gentleparenting ♬ If We Ever Broke Up - Mae Stephens
Curious parenting is an Instagram account with 724K followers that focuses on “empowering a generation of resilient, liberated kids.” The account is filled with easy-to-follow parenting advice, shareable images and the best ways to create a connection relationship with kids and raise kind humans.
@preschooltherapy I happened to catch this moment on camera. In light of seeing many videos and comments suggesting using hitting as discipline, i decided to share. Proof that it is possible to redirect without having to use hitting. #parentmoments #gentleparenting101 #parentexamples #toddlertok #toddlermom #toddlerdad #preschooltherapy #parenting101 ♬ Tutorial music - TimTaj
Gentle and respectful parenting will continue to grow as more and more parents latch on to the connected parenting style. There are plenty of gentle parenting influencers popping up daily on social media to help others with their parenting journey. If you’re a brand looking to work with a trusted parenting influencer, one of the 15 influencers above is a great start to your search. For more creators to work with, check out The Creator Marketplace®.