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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 Tattletale Elf

We have all heard of the Elf on the Shelf and other holiday beings that children’s behavior and report back to Santa. Here are 5 ways to inspire good behavior in children, without using holiday elves as tattletales!

Potty Training Tips that Really Help

When I looked back on our whole potty learning journey, I realized there was really no point in stressing over it so much. So, as a mom who both “succeeded” and “failed” at potty training my kids, I offer you these toilet training tips.

Conscious Parent Tip: Cultivating Self-Compassion

The one thing all conscious parents must have is self-compassion. Here are 3 ideas on how to practice self-compassion and exercises for conscious parenting.

The Ultimate Guide to Positive Discipline

The key to positive discipline is not punishment, but mutual respect. Positive parenting is not permissive parenting. These 3 scenarios will help parents put positive discipline into action.

31 Days of Play in December

Play is an important part of maintaining connection with our kids, but with so much to do every day, it can be difficult to find the time and energy. Here are 31 ideas, one for each day of the month, that don’t take a lot of time or money.

5 Tips for a Happier Homeschool

Homeschooling can have many ups and downs! However, those overwhelming times can teach valuable lessons. Here are 5 tips to make homeschool a little happier!

The Ultimate Guide to Getting Your Child to Listen

Life would be so much smoother if our children would just cooperate, wouldn’t it? If they’d just listen to us about bedtime, mealtime, chores, etc., and happily comply with our requests, we’d all get along just fine. Here is The Ultimate Guide to Getting Your Child to Listen!

The Ultimate Guide to Tantrums

No doubt, tantrums give parents a hard time. The truth is, though, that during a tantrum, your child is having a hard time. Tantrums aren’t always a matter of defiance, especially in young children. There’s a logical, scientific, brain-based reason why your child is throwing a fit, and armed with this knowledge, you can handle tantrums more effectively.

8 Actions to Chase Away the Mama Blues

Taking care of the ever-present needs of little ones often leaves little time for taking care of our own which can leave us feeling drained, dreary, and down in the dumps. If you’re feeling a little blue, try these tips to turn that frown upside down.

20 Gratitude Activities for Kids

Practicing gratitude makes us feel happier and more alive. The benefits of gratitude are many, and if we teach our children the art of gratitude while they’re young, they’re more likely to reap the benefits well into adulthood. These gratitude activities will help you cultivate an attitude of gratitude in your little ones.

30 Days of Play in November

Here are 30 fresh new play ideas for the month of November! Plus, since the season of Thanksgiving is upon us, we have included some great Thanksgiving traditions.

Creating Connection Through Correction

For the past 6 years, I’ve centered my work around one message: Connection is everything. It’s the key to parenting. It’s the best-kept secret. It’s our ticket to enjoying the journey more, but how can we set boundaries and correct our children without losing that connection? If we confuse “staying connected” with “never upsetting our children,” things begin to get very hazy.

7 Ways to Stop Misbehavior

Children behave the way they do for a reason, and rather than simply looking to punish the behavior, positive parenting is about looking for and addressing the reasons behind it. Below, I’m outlining 7 top reasons children misbehave and to address each one, so as to stop the misbehavior.

3 Things You Might Not Know About Positive Parenting

Positive Parenting is based on several principles. And while you may be familiar with many best practices of positive parents, here are three things you might not know!

50 Ways to Love a Child

We have such a deep love for our children. Everything we do, every decision we make from the time they come into our lives, we do because we love them so very much. The question is, though, how much do they feel our love? We may say it a hundred times a day, but are we really speaking their language?

10 Super Stellar Sensory Activities

From Sensory Processing 101, I’ve chosen 10 of my favorite sensory activities that will help your child develop these systems well. There are many more to choose from in the book so be sure to check it out!

31 Days of Play in October

Play is an important part of maintaining connection with our kids, but with so much to do every day, it can be difficult to find the time and energy. Here are 31 ideas, one for each day of the month, that don’t take a lot of time or money.

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.
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