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Rebecca Eanes

Rebecca Eanes is the bestselling author of multiple books including Positive Parenting: An Essential Guide, The Positive Parenting Workbook, and The Gift of a Happy Mother. She is the grateful mom of two boys. 

 

Articles by Rebecca

The Best Presence Money Can’t Buy

Here are three solutions for lowering your stress, being present and purposeful, and providing a holiday experience that will fill your child’s heart with joy.

Rhythms of Rest

Rhythms of Joy

Creating a Nurturing Environment Where Children Thrive

Children have been compared to flowers often as the similarities are evident – they are beautiful, they are unique, they require tender, loving care, and they each bloom in their own time.

Family Gratitude Practices for Thanksgiving and Beyond

It’s that time of year again. Thankfulness is at the forefront of our thoughts and conversations as we express how #thankful and #blessed we are to others.

Beyond Control: Finding Freedom and Peace in Parenting

“If you want your children to follow along a certain path, you must lead the way as the ocean leads a river home by remaining below it. If you manipulate, coerce and bully your children, you will have no power at all. If you lead with humility, gentleness, and by example, you will need no power at all.” – William Martin

Stoplight: A Helpful Tool for Helping Kids Manage Anger

Learning to manage emotions takes time and lots of coaching, but with your help, children as young as three can learn to manage their anger and frustration.

12 Columbus Day Crafts, Activities, and Snacks

I’ve pulled together some of the most fun and simple Columbus Day activities, crafts, printables, and snacks for you to enjoy with your little one.

Gain Cooperation and End Yelling for Good

Yelling also has negative effects on brain development. Data shows that children who have received parental verbal abuse have a physical difference in the parts of the brain responsible for processing language and sounds.

Restoring Your Relationship with Your Child

Bad choices don’t make them bad kids, and children need to believe that we see them in a positive light despite their mistakes.

Four Habits that Help You Connect with Your Child Daily

The truth is that it’s the everyday habits you keep that your children will hold most dear. It’s during the moments when you choose to be fully present and engaged with the people in front of you, laughing, listening, loving, that connection builds and the feeling of “family” sinks into the hearts of your loved ones.

10 Fun and Simple Back to School Crafts for Kids

Another summer is coming to an end, and back to school is just around the corner. I’ve gathered 10 fun and simple crafts your child will love! Enjoy!

Boundaries and Balance:
 Taking Control of the School Year so It Doesn’t Control You

Here are my strategies for balancing a busy schedule while finding joy and creating connection along the way.

3 Ways to Become a More Empathetic Parent

As we seek to understand our children’s feelings and experiences, we draw closer to them. In turn, they are more secure, cooperative, and connected.

First Day of Kindergarten: 5 Ways to Make It Easier

Kindergarten is an exciting milestone for your little one! It can also be a time filled with anxieties and challenges. Here are five ways to make the transition easier on both of you.

Teaching Children to Resolve Conflicts

Emotional intelligence is a key part of conflict resolution because for a resolution to take place, children must be able to understand their own emotions and the emotions of others and to verbally express those feelings in an appropriate way.

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.
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