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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

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.

Explaining Santa

While many children understand it as the pretend play of childhood and happily carry on the tradition with their younger siblings and friends, some children can feel quite upset and even betrayed by the lie.

Naughty or Nice: The Trouble with Using Santa for Behavior Modification

Naughty or Nice: The Trouble with Using Santa for Behavior Modification

Thanksgiving – The Holiday We Shouldn’t Overlook

Thanksgiving was nowhere in sight. Where has Thanksgiving gone, and why are we so eager to skip the season of Thanksgiving?

5 Thanksgiving Themed Activity Bags for Toddlers

Activity bags are simple. They are large Ziploc bags filled with fun and engaging activities for your little one to explore.

10 Autumn Leaf Crafts for Kids (Plus 10 Books!)

I’ve compiled 10 autumn leaf crafts plus 10 books on leaves to help you cross craft time off your fall bucket list.

Handling Clingy, Needy, Attention-Seeking Behaviors

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