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Rebecca Eanes

Rebecca Eanes, is the founder of positive-parents.org and creator of Positive Parenting: Toddlers and Beyond. She is the bestselling author of 3 books. Her newest book,Positive Parenting: An Essential Guide, is more than a parenting book, it's a guide to human connection. She has also written The Newbie's Guide to Positive Parentingand co-authored the book, Positive Parenting in Action: The How-To Guide to Putting Positive Parenting Principles in Action in Early ChildhoodShe is the grateful mother to 2 boys.

 

Articles by Rebecca

Positive Intent: A Powerful Positive Parenting Tool

From the time that our babies learn to walk and talk, we are hit with warnings.

Independence Day Science for Kids

School’s out, but learning doesn’t stop with these fun and engaging Independence Day themed science activities.

A Summer to Remember

One of just a few summers where our driveways are covered in sidewalk chalk, sprinklers serve a higher purpose of spraying kids in the face as they run through, and hands sticky from popsicles leave prints on everything in the house.

The Four Goals of Misbehavior Series: Part One

When we seek to understand that is motivating our children, we are better able to address the cause of the behavior rather than reacting to the behavior itself.

The Four Goals of Misbehavior Series: Part Two

Is your child’s behavior baffling you? It can be difficult to understand what is motivating a child’s poor behavior.

Positive Parenting 101: Behavior as Teachable Moments

My shift came when I finally understood that behavior was communication – and wrongful behavior was a cry for help from my child. That’s when positive parenting clicked for me.

The Value of Reading Aloud to Your Child

It’s a time to celebrate and spur your child’s interest in reading and literacy. Reading aloud to your child every day is one very effective way to do just that!

10 Earth Day Crafts, Treats, and Activities for Toddlers

Earth Day is April 22. I’ve gathered 10 simple crafts, treats, and activities for your toddler to enjoy.

Keep Your Middle Schooler Safe Online

As if all of that weren’t enough for a child to handle, there’s a new set of difficulties that we didn’t have to deal with when we were middle schoolers, and that’s navigating the online world and learning how to stay safe in it.

Your Gut is Smart- Listen to It

Your Gut is Smart- Listen to It

Who is St. Patrick? The History of St. Patrick’s Day

Today, St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated around the world, but beyond the shamrocks and wearing of green, what does the day mean?

Thriving as an Introverted Mom

Unfortunately, the result for introverted moms is often that we carry too much guilt – guilt for wanting to be alone and guilt for feeling overwhelmed.

How to Make Your Child Feel Cherished on Valentine’s Day

We typically profess our love with store-bought cards and the boxes of candy, and those are sweet gestures, but what if we choose instead to create purposeful traditions that make our children feel truly loved and cherished?

When Toddlers Bite, Hit, and Hurt Others

It isn’t naughtiness that drives aggression – it’s frustration or fear. That’s an important distinction because when we see a child as being frustrated or afraid instead of mean or bad, we are moved to respond with compassion rather than anger.

No More Bad Mood Mom

Are you feeling the post-holiday blahs? Do you struggle with irritability and a general bad mood? If so, you’re in the right place, because I’m going to share 5 proven ways to boost your mood every day so that your kids can see your smiling face.

Is Your Child’s Heart in Safe-Keeping?

Are we now more concerned with having the best-behaved, best sleeping, fastest reading, most accomplished, and most obedient child, or are we concerned with one of a parent’s most important duties – keeping their child’s heart safe?

The AAP Takes a Stance Against Spanking

The research is clear – spanking is harmful to child development.

New Year’s Eve Party Ideas for Kids

I’ve gathered up some great games, foods, and activities to make this New Year’s Eve one your kids will remember.

Holiday Party Games the Whole Family Will Love

Here are 15 fun holiday party games all of your guests are sure to enjoy. Have fun and happy holidays to you and your family!

Why Saying “You’re Grounded” Doesn’t Work

The real lessons we want to teach our children are how to control their own behavior, make wiser choices, think of others, and take responsibility for their actions.
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