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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

The Benefits of Family Traditions

Family traditions hold a special place in our hearts. Some of our fondest childhood memories are borne out of the traditions our parents upheld, and our children’s memories are likewise being made with every book, board game, road trip, or celebration.

The Brain Science That Changes Parenting

Learning about your child's brain can give you so much insight into why they behave a certain way and how to deal with those behaviors. Read more for understanding the basics through No-Drama Discipline by Drs. Daniel Siegel and Tina Payne-Bryson.

The Best-Kept Secret in Parenting

“It’s the relationship of the child to the adult responsible for their care that is the most significant factor in the unfolding of human potential.” – Dr. Gordon Neufeld. The best-kept secret in parenting is as simple as that. Read on for more insight into this positive parenting tip.

Debunking Myths About Positive Parenting - Myth #3: Does Positive Parenting Reward Misbehavior?

What is positive parenting all about? This is a question many may ask, along with “ don't positive parents reward tantrums and misbehavior?!” The short answer is “no.”

4 Parental Behaviors to Avoid

Having a healthy, connected relationship with our children is what enables us to influence and guide them throughout childhood. We must understand the 4 behaviors that we should avoid if we want to have strong, healthy relationships.

Debunking Myths About Positive Parenting - Myth #2: Positive Parents Don’t Discipline

What is discipline? Do your kids need it and how do you make sure that they have it? Read more in this new series, Debunking Myths about Positive Parenting, and find out how you can incorporate these skills into your parenting techniques.

Debunking Myths About Positive Parenting - Myth #1: Just Friends?

I’ve seen quite a few myths swirling about the public regarding positive parents. All positive parents just want to friends with their children! In this new series, Debunking Myths about Positive Parenting, I will be addressing several topics, such as this one!

Communicating Positively with Children

Positive communication is an essential part of all healthy relationships. It builds mutual respect, trust, connection, and nurtures your child’s self-esteem. Here are the guidelines for positive, respectful communication with children.

3 Steps to Positive Discipline

Discover the 3-step process for positive discipline. An effective and truly life-changing Positive Parenting strategy for many families across the globe!

You Blew It. Now What?

No parent is perfect, as neither is any child. If you have had a rough day with your kids, try these 3 steps to repair the relationship and teach your children a lesson in humility.

Positive Parenting: Accept Feelings, Limit Actions

Emotional intelligence is the ability to understand, evaluate, and regulate emotions. In our quest to raise emotionally intelligent children, positive parents understand the importance of accepting a child’s feelings. Positive Parenting is a goal for many parents, and raising emotionally intelligent children is a top priority.

The Toxic Effects of Shaming Children

Shame has long been wielded as a powerful tool to modify a child’s behavior. Shaming is quick and often effective, so don’t be fooled into taking the easy way out. There is a valuable, worthy human being behind that behavior.

Three Simple Steps to Effective Parenting

Has parenting lost its joy? Does the end of the day find you overwhelmed, upset, or disappointed at the outcome yet again? I totally get it! I was there, too! Thankfully, I discovered three terrific secrets to effective parenting. It’s not easy, but it works. If you want to get back your joy and go to bed at night feeling good about your day, try these.

3 Easy and Creative Lego Games

Children love to play with Legos and blocks, so why not change it up a bit and play games with them! Try these game variations with your kids from Positive Parenting author, Rebecca Eanes.

Discipline Through Play

Discipline doesn't mean to punish. Rather than focusing on busting bad behavior, it is more effective to teach what is acceptable. There are many ways to teach a child, and I have found that teaching through play has a big impact.

The Message Behind “Be Good” and What to Say Instead

I realize that “be good” rolls off the tongue as easily as “eat your veggies,” but perhaps it’s time to retire the phrase in favor of more helpful and positive language. What do you think? Do you say “be good” often? Does it yield positive results?

Does Time-In Reward Children?

Children do not enter the world with bad intentions. They do not come to wear us out, test our limits, or seek control. They come with a need for love and guidance. - Rebecca Eanes

5 Habits That Make Parenthood Easier

Raising children is no easy task. The habits we form now have a great impact on how our future days will go. Read these five positive parenting habits that are created to make parenthood easier and more joyful.

A To-Do List for a Better Life

How much does your to-do list bring you connection, joy, and contentment? This to-do list is a set of intentions designed to fill my family's love tanks and build a stronger bond with each of my loved ones.

Playful Parenting Every Day

Play has a wide range of benefits for children. Through play, children release energy, reduce stress, and learn about life. They learn problem-solving skills, exercise creativity, use their imagination, and master new concepts. Through Positive Parenting, we can be playful with our children through everyday tasks, and connect more deeply with them.
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