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Rebecca Eanes

Rebecca Eanes, is the founder of 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

Handling Clingy, Needy, Attention-Seeking Behaviors

Is your child clingy? Do you worry that she’s “too attached?” Is his behavior attention-seeking?

5 Ways to Explore Space with Your Little Ones

There are many ways we can teach our children about our tiny blue planet and the vastness that surrounds it. Below are five activities that will help you explore space with your little one.

Autumn Nature Exploration with Preschoolers

Here are a few fun ways to explore the beauty and wonder of autumn nature with your preschoolers.

Changing Your Child’s Environment for Better Behavior

Perhaps the problem doesn’t lie in disciplinary actions but in critical words spoken or lack of quality time spent.

Hobbies – How they Spark Creativity

More and more research is emerging on the link between happiness and creativity.

Simplifying Kids’ Nutrition with the Traffic Light System

Pediatric obesity has reached epidemic proportions which has both immediate and long-term consequences for children.

Back to School: How to Give Your Child Emotional Support at Home

Before you send your eye-rolling kid to his room, consider this. School is stressful, and children’s developing brains aren’t yet fully equipped to handle it.

Guiding Your Child through the Transition to Middle School

The transition to middle school is an important milestone. It’s a time of tremendous change, not only to a new school building, but also physically, emotionally, and mentally for your child.

Let Go of Perfection, Mama

On the outside, I probably looked like a mom who had it all together.

Changing Your Mindset for Happier Parenting

Here’s how to tell if you are parenting from a fear-based mindset. Do you use time-outs, counting to three, or threats of punishment to change behavior? Do you physically punish your child? Do you set no limits or weak limits because you want your child to like you? Do you fail to discipline altogether?

Teaching Goal-Setting to Kids

Goal-setting is a simple way for kids to build confidence and self-esteem, learn responsibility, and gain a can-do attitude!

12 Summer Science Activities

I’ve roamed the Internet and gathered 12 fun and engaging summer science activities to zap boredom and awe your children!

Meaningful Summer Traditions

With no school lunches to pack or homework to complete, there’s finally a little more time to connect heart to heart with our kids.

Parenting with Purpose

“A happy life is made of a million little happy moments stitched together with great purpose.” – Rebecca Eanes, The Gift of a Happy Mother

Handling Disrespect with Positive Parenting

Sometimes in the middle of a power struggle, our parenting strategy dissolves into one-upping our kids and aiming to get the last word.

Helping Your Child Resist Peer Pressure and Hold to Their Values

The thing is, your child’s friends rarely love without conditions, and jumping through the conditions of acceptance and approval is exhausting every single day.

Purposeful Play: A Powerful Parenting Tool

The benefits of play has been well-documented, but are you aware that play is a powerful parenting tool? We can use play to teach lessons, heal and process emotions, and connect with our children’s hearts. Why is play so effective? Because children are wired to learn this way!

Handling Your Toddler’s “Defiance”

We say, “Don’t do that,” and they do it anyway. We say, “Stop” and they continue. We say, “Pick that up” and they do so just to throw it back down again.

The Most Important Discipline Practice

Self-discipline is such a challenge because parenting uncovers all of our triggers and brings up fears, hurts, and feelings from our pasts that cause real emotional reactions that we may not understand or be able to control until we bring awareness to those reactions. Our children show us where we need to heal and how we need to grow ourselves to reach our own full potentials so that we can help guide them toward reaching theirs.

The Important Lessons of a Family Meeting

Do you hold regular family meetings? If not, today may be a great day to begin because the benefits of family meetings are numerous.
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