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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

50 Encouraging Phrases for Kids

Have you ever watched the show Brain Games? My kids love it. In season 3, episode 5, which is titled “Stress Test,” players were given a specific amount of time to complete a task while someone was saying critical remarks to them. They almost always failed. Then, they were given the same amount of time to complete the same task while someone said encouraging words to them. The results were dramatic. With a bit of encouragement, the players were able to complete the task much faster and easier. The bottom line? Encouragement matters.

Two Parenting Secrets of the Happy Danes

We all want to raise happy children, so who better to ask how to do that than the Danes? Denmark is consistently ranked one of the happiest countries in the world, churning out generation after generation of happy people. It seemed logical to turn to the book, The Danish Way of Parenting – A Guide to Raising the Happiest Children in the World by Jessica Joelle Alexander and Iben Sandahl, to find insight. Within this gem of a book are several Danish secrets, two of which I’m going to share with you here.

7 Tips to Stop Disrespect

Being on the receiving end of a disrespectful tone, eye roll, or door slam can be difficult for parents to handle positively. When our children are disrespectful, it’s very triggering for most of us. Our typical reaction is to wield our parental power to make it stop, whether through issuing a punishment or coming back with a bigger, worse attitude.

Six Ways to Ease Your Child’s Transition to School or Daycare

First day jitters are common for kids and parents, alike. Face those feelings of separation anxiety or uncertainty head on.

31 Days of Play in August

Carve a little time out in your day for some fun summer activities with the kids!

15 Ways to Turn a Bad Day Around

Are you having a rough day with the kids? Try these positive parenting ideas to turn the day around!

Top 5 Helpful Apps for Positive Parents

Positive Parenting is more than a set of rules or guidelines. It’s a philosophy based on trust, respect, and connection. It’s a different way of viewing and interacting with children, one that invites cooperation rather than rebellion and wins hearts not power struggles. Here are the top 5 apps to help positive parents!

Positive Mealtime Solutions for Fussy Eaters

Fussy eaters make mealtimes quite the challenge. However, there are positive solutions for fussy eaters and mealtime troubles.

12 Engaging STEM Activities

STEM activities offer fun, hands-on learning to inspire inventors, thinkers, and innovators. I’ve gathered 12 of my favorites for your creative child.

Sensible Alternatives to Traditional Discipline Techniques

There are several sensible alternatives to discipline for sensitive kids, and all children really, that keep trust and connection intact while providing children the guidance they need through childhood.

Five Ways to Connect With Your Preteen

As children grow in independence, spend more time with peers, and get absorbed in their own interests, they seek less time with us. Here are 5 tips for parenting your teen and tween.

4 Habits of Happy Parents

I’ve been thinking about happiness a lot lately. As parents, we often think about how to raise children who are happy and thriving, and I think about that plenty, too, but in the past several months, I’ve been thinking about how our own happiness affects our children.

31 Days of Play in July

Summer is in full swing, and I’m here with 31 ideas to keep boredom at bay and invite connection with your kids. Which summer activities will you try?

Creative Nature Crafts for Kids

If you want a creative and fun way to enjoy the summer with your children, exploring nature is an easy and inexpensive option! Here are 5 fun summer activities that are sure to pique your child's imagination and appreciation of the environment.

Differences in Traditional, Permissive, and Positive Parenting

In positive parenting, we move away from traditional methods for disciplining children such as time-out and punishment.

Cool Ways to Play on Hot Summer Days

The calendar might disagree, but I’d say summer has definitely arrived. Here are some cool ways to play outside with water and ice when it’s hot.

When Positive Parenting Doesn't Work

Is Positive Parenting not working for you? Here are some possible reasons why.

The First Father's Day

We now recognize Father’s Day as the day when billions of dollars are spent on neckties, golf clubs, and tech gadgets, but this holiday has a bittersweet history. Check out these ideas beyond neckties and store-bought cards for meaningful gift Ideas for his first Father’s Day!

12 Summer Boredom Buster Bags

These summer boredom buster bags are an easy solution for keeping their minds active and their creativity alive and flourishing.

The Five Principles of Positive Parenting

The foundation of Positive Parenting rests on five principles. These principles go hand in hand to help you build a strong bond with your children and to position you as the effective leader your child needs throughout childhood.
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