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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

Parenting: 10 Ways to Nurture Your Child's Self-Concept

Self-concept can be defined as the view one has of herself and her abilities. A child’s self-concept begins to develop at birth. It begins with how adults respond to her. What can parents do to nurture a positive self-concept?

5 Things Your Toddler Needs You to Know

Hi there. I'm your toddler, and there's a few things you really need to know about me. Knowing these things will make things better for all of us. Also, please let me have a cookie while you read this.

Parenting: Self-Renewal for Moms

The more experience I gain in parenting, the more I understand the importance of self-renewal to keep myself on task toward the vision I have for my family.

Should You Drop Chores?

Parents spend a lot of time and effort figuring out a way to get their children to do their chores. Often, kids don't want to do them and the parents resort to nagging or even threatening a punishment, and this leads to stress for everyone and certainly decreases the peaceful atmosphere of the home. Maybe we should just drop chores altogether.

Kids Activities: 8 Bathtime Fun Ideas

Bath time is one of the most fun times to interact and play with your children. Try these 8 kids activities and ideas for a splashing good time!

3 Alternatives to Time-Out That Work!

Time-out is a popular discipline method aimed at getting children to sit in a chair and “think about what they've done,” which would work great if children were actually sitting in the chair pondering their behavior. Here are 3 effective alternatives to this parenting method.

Parenting: Why We Yell and How to Stop!

You promise that you're not going to yell today. You really do try hard, but in a flash you lose control and yell at your kid. Then you feel terrible guilt and resolve, yet again, to do better.

Is Praise Bad for Children?

Is Praise Bad for Children? Due in large part to the work of Alfie Kohn, American philanthropist and author of 13 books, parents and teachers have begun to see the downfall of praise. Read on for tips on avoiding empty praising while using positive encouragement.

10 Tips to Be the Positive Leader Your Child Needs

Our children naturally look to us for leadership. How can we be the gentle, positive, effective leaders our children need?

Consequences That Teach

There is a disturbing new parenting trend for creative consequences which usually involves shaming the child publicly in some way. Instead, here are some great parenting tips on Consequences That Teach.

When Young Children Tell Lies

We want children to value the truth and it's important we teach them to be honest. Here are some parenting tips on curbing lies in young children.

5 Indoor Snow Activities for Kids

Baby, it's cold outside! If your ground is covered in fluffy white stuff but it's too cold to be outdoors, here are 5 kid's activities that you can still enjoy!

5 New Year's Resolutions for a Happier Family

A fresh new year is upon us. Let us resolve to make 2016 a year of connection and love with these 5 resolutions.

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.

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.
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