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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 Strategies for Better Behaved Kids

Children, like all human beings, behave better when they feel good about themselves and the world around them. As a social species, we all need to be seen, heard, understood, loved, and connected. When those needs are met – when our hearts are content – we all do better.

Why I'm Not Toughening Up My Children

A common theme I've noticed in the parenting community in my 5 years of running a popular Facebook parenting page and blog is that many parents are very concerned about “preparing children for the real world.” I get that. We are living in a harsh and oftentimes cruel world that does not revolve around my child or yours. So, it seems to some that the best way to prepare them for the harsh realities of the world is to let them face harshness in childhood. This will toughen them up and make them ready. It sounds like a reasonable plan, but don't count me in.

Kids Activities: 5 Must-Try Spring Play Recipes

The trees are budding, flowers are springing up, and the birds are singing. Spring is here at last! That means its time for lots of outdoor family fun. Here are my favorite play recipes for springtime outdoor play.

Replace the Time Out Chair for a Calm Down Area

When I learned that time-outs didn't work for my highly sensitive boy almost 6 years ago, I was led to look for an alternative for correcting his behavior. I found that a calm down area was much more effective for my sensitive son, and it worked just as well with my non-HSC (highly sensitive child) too.

Kids Activities: 15 “Eggciting” Ideas for Easter

What to do with all of these eggs?! Whether real eggs ready for boiling and coloring or plastic eggs waiting to be filled with treats, my guess is that your home, like mine, is running over with eggs. Here are 15 fun and creative kids activities to put those eggs to good use.

Parenting: Capturing Miracle Moments

Are you missing out on amazing moments with your children? Imagine how different we would be – how grateful and joyful – if we stopped to capture those miracle moments. Read more for parenting tips to capture those times we want to remember.

Parenting: 10 Ways to Nurture Your Child's Self-Concept

Self-concept can be defined as the view one has of herself and her abilities. A child’s self-concept begins to develop at birth. It begins with how adults respond to her. What can parents do to nurture a positive self-concept?

5 Things Your Toddler Needs You to Know

Hi there. I'm your toddler, and there's a few things you really need to know about me. Knowing these things will make things better for all of us. Also, please let me have a cookie while you read this.

Parenting: Self-Renewal for Moms

The more experience I gain in parenting, the more I understand the importance of self-renewal to keep myself on task toward the vision I have for my family.

Should You Drop Chores?

Parents spend a lot of time and effort figuring out a way to get their children to do their chores. Often, kids don't want to do them and the parents resort to nagging or even threatening a punishment, and this leads to stress for everyone and certainly decreases the peaceful atmosphere of the home. Maybe we should just drop chores altogether.

Kids Activities: 8 Bathtime Fun Ideas

Bath time is one of the most fun times to interact and play with your children. Try these 8 kids activities and ideas for a splashing good time!

3 Alternatives to Time-Out That Work!

Time-out is a popular discipline method aimed at getting children to sit in a chair and “think about what they've done,” which would work great if children were actually sitting in the chair pondering their behavior. Here are 3 effective alternatives to this parenting method.

Parenting: Why We Yell and How to Stop!

You promise that you're not going to yell today. You really do try hard, but in a flash you lose control and yell at your kid. Then you feel terrible guilt and resolve, yet again, to do better.

Is Praise Bad for Children?

Is Praise Bad for Children? Due in large part to the work of Alfie Kohn, American philanthropist and author of 13 books, parents and teachers have begun to see the downfall of praise. Read on for tips on avoiding empty praising while using positive encouragement.

10 Tips to Be the Positive Leader Your Child Needs

Our children naturally look to us for leadership. How can we be the gentle, positive, effective leaders our children need?

Consequences That Teach

There is a disturbing new parenting trend for creative consequences which usually involves shaming the child publicly in some way. Instead, here are some great parenting tips on Consequences That Teach.

When Young Children Tell Lies

We want children to value the truth and it's important we teach them to be honest. Here are some parenting tips on curbing lies in young children.

5 Indoor Snow Activities for Kids

Baby, it's cold outside! If your ground is covered in fluffy white stuff but it's too cold to be outdoors, here are 5 kid's activities that you can still enjoy!

5 New Year's Resolutions for a Happier Family

A fresh new year is upon us. Let us resolve to make 2016 a year of connection and love with these 5 resolutions.

Wish List Keepsake Ornaments

Some of my favorite ornaments on my Christmas tree are the wish list ornaments my kids make every year. Try these for a fun DIY Christmas!
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