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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

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.

30 Days of Play in June

Play is a wonderful way to connect with our kids and join them in their world. The outdoors are a great place to have water fun and other summer activities! Check out these 30 new play ideas!

The Implosive Child and Four Principles to Use

Implosive children are the opposite of explosive. Rather than act out their feelings with defiant, poor behavior, they become anxious, withdrawn, sad, or fearful. For positive parenting advice on how to handle these behaviors, check out these great resources!

10 Baby Keepsakes and Traditions

When you think of keepsakes for your child, you may think of the traditional baby hair lock, a scrapbook or pair of bronzed baby shoes. Here is a list of 10 unique baby keepsakes that parents will enjoy for a lifetime.

Child, Do I Have Your Heart?

Is this where you are today? Locked in daily power struggles? Missing the bond you once had with your child? Longing to reconnect and find the joy in parenting again? Here are my top 5 tips to end the power struggles and reconnect.

Pulling Weeds: Shifting Focus from Discipline to Nurturing the Whole Child

Correcting misbehavior is like pulling the weeds. The purpose is to allow room for the child to grow healthy and strong in character and to showcase the beauty within him, but if we aren’t providing the other elements, he, too, will wither in spirit.

Punishing Children for Being Human

I’m in full support of high standards. I think we ought to expect our children to kind, thoughtful, and well-mannered. I think we ought to live up to our own expectations, too.
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