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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

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!

Salt Dough Ornaments

Always on the lookout for great family traditions...these salt dough ornaments have been a family favorite! Try them out and make some great gifts for family, teachers, and friends.

40 Wintertime Family Bucket List Activities

It's the most wonderful time of the year and there is plenty to do indoors and outdoors on this bucket list. Enjoy, and happy holidays with these 40 ideas for winter!

Can I Do Montessori at Home?

"Education is a natural process carried out by the child and is not acquired by listening to words but by experiences in the environment." - Maria Montessori

5 Ways to Bolster Your Child's Emotional Intelligence

We want to see our children happy all the time, but human beings aren't happy all the time, and it's important for your child to learn that all emotions are normal and okay to feel.

Preparing Children for a New Sibling

Welcoming a new baby into the family is an exciting time. It can also be a difficult transition for your older children. Here are some tips for making the transition to big brother or big sister easier.

Thanksgiving Traditions For Families

Holiday traditions strengthen family bonds and create emotional security and fond memories. Involving children in the preparation and celebration of holidays gives them a sense of belonging and importance.

Connection-Based Discipline

In my previous article, Why Connection is the Parenting Key, I discussed the separate roles of the upstairs and downstairs brain. We know now that children learn best when they feel calm and connected.

Why Connection is the Parenting Key

To understand why connection is the parenting key, we must first understand a bit about the brain. For a simple explanation, let's talk in terms of the downstairs brain and the upstairs brain.

15 Ways to Give Joy on Your Child's Birthday

Love-bombing my children on their birthdays has become a favorite family tradition. Make memories with your child every year with these birthday ideas!

Family Fall Bucket List

Fall has arrived! Here is a great bucket list of 40 of my favorite fall family activities. Get out and enjoy the autumn season!

Liking the Child That You Love

There is a lot of talk about unconditionally loving our children but perhaps not enough about how important it is to like them.

Kids Activities: Ghost Hunting in the Dark

This is of course a kid friendly non-scary Halloween kid's activity. Play it this Halloween with your kids.

No Bake Ghost Cookies

Looking for a fun, no bake Halloween treat? How about Ghost Cookies to make with your kids!

How to Create a Peaceful Home

I truly believe that peace on earth starts at home, and that's why my website and my books have one focus, to promote peace in families. Peace must begin inward ; we must first find peace in ourselves. Read on for tips on positive parenting and creating an environment of peace.

10 Ways to Connect With Your Child

Being deeply connected to our children is the key to emotional health, cooperation, influence, and peaceful homes, but staying connected in the hustle and bustle of daily life can be challenging. We have to be intentional about our relationships with them now if want these relationships to flourish for years to come.

Solutions for Sibling Rivalry

If you're like me, you dreamed that your children would be best friends from the start. It's both heartbreaking and frustrating when your children fight and squabble with each other, but there are things you can do (and not do) to help build their relationships with each other.

Top 5 Behaviors That Cause Parents to Lose Their Cool: #1 Aggression

At last we have made it to the number one most frustrating behavior that causes parents to lose their cool. Aggressive behavior. Read these parenting tips to learn how to better deal with this behavior!

Top 5 Behaviors That Cause Parents to Lose Their Cool: #2 Whining

The countdown continues to the top behavior that makes parents want to scream. Coming in as the second most frustrating behavior is whining. Read these parenting tips to learn how to deal with this behavior!

Top 5 Behaviors That Cause Parents to Lose Their Cool: #3 Not Listening

Counting down the top 5 behaviors that cause parents to lose it, we have already discussed back talk and tantrums. Today, we are addressing number 3 on the list, not listening.
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