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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

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.

Debunking Myths About Positive Parenting - Myth #3: Does Positive Parenting Reward Misbehavior?

What is positive parenting all about? This is a question many may ask, along with “ don't positive parents reward tantrums and misbehavior?!” The short answer is “no.”

4 Parental Behaviors to Avoid

Having a healthy, connected relationship with our children is what enables us to influence and guide them throughout childhood. We must understand the 4 behaviors that we should avoid if we want to have strong, healthy relationships.

Debunking Myths About Positive Parenting - Myth #2: Positive Parents Don’t Discipline

What is discipline? Do your kids need it and how do you make sure that they have it? Read more in this new series, Debunking Myths about Positive Parenting, and find out how you can incorporate these skills into your parenting techniques.

Debunking Myths About Positive Parenting - Myth #1: Just Friends?

I’ve seen quite a few myths swirling about the public regarding positive parents. All positive parents just want to friends with their children! In this new series, Debunking Myths about Positive Parenting, I will be addressing several topics, such as this one!

Communicating Positively with Children

Positive communication is an essential part of all healthy relationships. It builds mutual respect, trust, connection, and nurtures your child’s self-esteem. Here are the guidelines for positive, respectful communication with children.

3 Steps to Positive Discipline

Discover the 3-step process for positive discipline. An effective and truly life-changing Positive Parenting strategy for many families across the globe!

You Blew It. Now What?

No parent is perfect, as neither is any child. If you have had a rough day with your kids, try these 3 steps to repair the relationship and teach your children a lesson in humility.

Positive Parenting: Accept Feelings, Limit Actions

Emotional intelligence is the ability to understand, evaluate, and regulate emotions. In our quest to raise emotionally intelligent children, positive parents understand the importance of accepting a child’s feelings. Positive Parenting is a goal for many parents, and raising emotionally intelligent children is a top priority.

The Toxic Effects of Shaming Children

Shame has long been wielded as a powerful tool to modify a child’s behavior. Shaming is quick and often effective, so don’t be fooled into taking the easy way out. There is a valuable, worthy human being behind that behavior.

Three Simple Steps to Effective Parenting

Has parenting lost its joy? Does the end of the day find you overwhelmed, upset, or disappointed at the outcome yet again? I totally get it! I was there, too! Thankfully, I discovered three terrific secrets to effective parenting. It’s not easy, but it works. If you want to get back your joy and go to bed at night feeling good about your day, try these.
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