Creative Child

Rebecca Eanes

Rebecca Eanes is the bestselling author of multiple books including Positive Parenting: An Essential Guide, The Positive Parenting Workbook, and The Gift of a Happy Mother. She is the grateful mom of two boys. 


Articles by Rebecca

Raising Emotionally Healthy Boys

“Emotional disconnection is a poor life strategy.” This is a quote by Michael C. Reichert, PhD in his book How to Raise a Boy.

Pretend Play and the Development of Creativity

Creativity is beneficial to every one of us.

Bedtime from a Young Child’s Perspective

Bedtime can be such a trying time for parents and children. Sometimes it seems as though our children are purposefully trying to send us into a sleep-deprived stupor. Take heart, parents. One day, they will be teenagers.

The Trouble with Separation-Based Discipline Part 1

When we take away the physical closeness they require, we inadvertently push them away emotionally in the moments they most need to feel a secure heart connection.

Imagination Station: Spring Science Activities

Spring has finally sprung, and with it comes new opportunities for some fun spring-themed science activities!

Toddler-Safe Sensory Bins

When young children explore their environment through their senses, they’re not just having fun, they’re growing nerve connections in the brain, improving fine and gross motor skills, developing language skills, and learning about the world around them.

Forever Striving for Better - Avoiding the Self-Improvement Trap

It occurred to me that I couldn’t expect them to be better if I didn’t also expect myself to be better, and thus started a deep-dive into self-improvement that never had an end.

The Self-Care That Ends Burnout

It’s no surprise that burnout is on the rise after a year of lockdowns and quarantines. Because it’s a hot topic, there’s no shortage of advice being offered to worn out and desperate parents.

Routines and Habits to Boost Your Child’s Creativity

Below are 4 such routines to incorporate into your child’s daily life that will make him more imaginative, expressive, creative, and fulfilled.

Creative Valentine’s Day Ideas for Kids During a Pandemic

Love is in the air. Unfortunately, so is COVID-19.

The Important Power of Self-Control in Parenting

I’m only human, after all. Life can be difficult, and I’m doing the best I can. Yet, when my kid loses his cool and yells at me, am I so quick to offer that same grace?

Two Ways to Thwart Attention-Seeking Behavior

“I enjoy you.”

Three Important Lessons for Kids from Martin Luther King, Jr

The lessons he taught us live on. Here are three lessons he taught us that we can pass on to our children.

Five Ways to Master Patience

“Patience provides a place where hope can take root and grow.” - Derek Maul

Phrases that Encourage Your Child to Cooperate

If there is a lack of attachment or connection, the child will be more resistant. Therefore one of the simplest ways to increase cooperation is to increase connection. Here are 10 ways to do that.

Goodbye 2020 Activities for Kids

While you’ll probably be celebrating at home with your family, I’ve gathered some end of year activities to do with your children to say goodbye 2020!

COVID Christmas: Finding Joy and Spreading Cheer in a Pandemic

Here are some tips for finding joy this 2020 holiday season.

De-escalation Strategies for Difficult Behavior

I want to share a few simple strategies that will help you de-escalate tension and get your child back on the right track fast.

Teaching Kids About Voting

It’s election season, and that means your children are inevitably hearing a lot about voting.

10 Ideas for a Fun Quarantineoween

Here are 10 ideas for a great Halloween in 2020.
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