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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

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.

Becoming Light Reflectors

Think about this. The people in our lives who look past our faults and see our beauty, the ones who still see the light in us during the times we feel only darkness, those are the people who save us from the depths of blackness. Those are the ones who help us see our own beauty and light again.

31 Days of Play in May

The trees are green again! The warm sun is inviting you to get outside and play. Pick one activity below each day to play with your kids. Build connection, unwind, and have fun!

How to Create a Family Mission Statement

A family mission statement is the blueprint for how you want to build the family of your dreams. Devising this blueprint will set your family on a course to achieve the vision that you hold.

Parenting Tips A to Z Part 3: S-Z

Here are 26 parenting tips from best-selling author and mother of 2, Rebecca Eanes. Read on for positive parenting advice.

Parenting Tips from A to Z: J-R

Best-selling author, Rebecca Eanes shares 26 tips for parents looking for positive strategies for their children! Check out tips J through R here!

Parenting Tips from A to Z: A-I

Here are 26 parenting tips from best-selling author and mother of 2, Rebecca Eanes. Positive parenting advice, tips and guidelines from A to Z!

42 Rainy Day Activities for Kids

April showers may indeed bring May flowers, but they can also bring boredom to the kids staring out the windows longing to be outdoors. The next time your picnic or trip to the park gets rained out and your little one bouncing off the walls, try one of these rainy day activities!

30 Days of Play in April

Sunshine and rain showers, butterflies and rainbows, April is here, and we’re ready for 30 more fun play ideas!

To the Mom Who is Too Hard on Herself

Dear Mom Who Is Too Hard On Yourself. Motherhood isn’t just about raising children. Motherhood is where you, yourself, are raised up to your highest potential, if you’re open to it; if you listen.

30 Easter Games, Crafts, and Recipes for Kids

Looking for a new Easter tradition beyond just coloring eggs? I have rounded up 30 games, crafts, and recipes to make your Easter extra-special and fun.

Creative Spring Projects for Kids

The winter chill is losing its grip. Flowers are sprouting up in triumph. Spring has arrived as promised. Here are 4 creative projects to offer your kids this season.

Spring Clean Your Parenting

It’s that time of year again! Time when many people declutter, dust, spruce up, and renew their physical spaces, known as spring cleaning. It’s also a good practice to take this time to spring clean your parenting.

Positive Parenting Tweens

My firstborn son has entered tweenhood. These are new waters for me, and that’s really what parenting is – growing, adapting, and learning new steps in this life-long dance. Here’s what I’ve worked out so far about being a positive parent to a tween.

Getting Off On the Right Foot: Positive Parenting Tips for New Moms

Most people talk about positive parenting in terms of gentle, respectful discipline, so you’re probably not thinking of that just yet. While that is a part of the philosophy, positive parenting begins on day one because it’s about the relationship you intentionally develop with your child. Honestly, discipline will come easier when your baby becomes a toddler if you build a great relationship and learn the basics of positive parenting now.

Discipline Without Punishment

I don’t punish my children. Some people hear that and automatically assume it means that I don’t discipline my children, and this is completely not true. Those people assume that by not punishing, I let my children by with misbehavior, and this is also false. I’m actually fairly strict on behavior, so how do I discipline?

Communicating With Baby

Infants communicate with crying, sounds, and nonverbal cues such as smiles and grimaces, movements such as kicking their legs, and gestures like pointing, nodding, and shaking their heads. Babies also communicate with squeals, laughter, and babble! Here are some tips to encourage communication with your baby!

31 Days of Play in March

Have you forgotten how to play amid adult responsibilities and duties? Play lowers our stress and connects us with our children on a deeper level. We simply must take the time to do it! Here are 31 fresh play ideas for the month of March.

Disciplining the Sensitive Child

Sensitive children tend to be very self-critical, so parental criticism is an especially hard blow, though truthfully criticism isn’t good for any child and is one of four behaviors parents should avoid.

Family: Staying Close in the Digital Age

It is the age of being superficially known by hundreds and deeply known by no one, or by very few. We are virtually connected for much of the day, but our heart-to-heart connections are suffering - yet being known and accepted as we are, not as what we portray on social media, being seen and loved and valued at home, not seen and liked and noticed online, being connected to real people – these are what sustain us.
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