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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

No More Mom Shaming

It seems we’re losing our ability to communicate with one another compassionately. We value our own choices and the right to defend them over other human beings.

Building Secure Attachment at Any Age

When we think of attachment in regards to parenting, we typically think of babies, but children don’t outgrow the need for secure attachment by toddlerhood. Whether your child is 2 weeks, 2 years, or 12 years old, feeling securely attached to you will help her have a better emotional life and a positive self-concept.

The Ways Kids Make You Lucky

St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner, and the stores are filled with shamrocks, leprechauns, and “luck o’ the Irish” apparel. It got me thinking, I don’t need the luck of the Irish. My kids make me lucky every day.

Parenting for a Peaceful World

There is a reason why I chose Positive Parenting 8 years ago, and a reason why I keep choosing it today. It goes beyond the better behavior, beyond the better relationships, beyond the happier kids, and beyond the connected hearts.

The Wrong Question Parents Keep Asking

The questions we ask are important because obviously the answers that come to us are a result of what question we asked. So, asking the wrong questions gives us the wrong answers, and when we base our reactions, our relationships, our decisions, and our views on the wrong answers, we miss the mark.

5 Strengths of Sensitive Kids

My son has the highly sensitive trait (find out here if yours does, too), and while it has not been without challenges, I have noticed that high sensitivity also comes with these special strengths.

Guarding Motherhood

Responsibilities are ever-growing and down time is ever-shrinking, and much threatens to chip away at our self-worth, our joy, and the time we spend with those we hold dear. In light of this, we need to think about guarding our own motherhood so that time is not lost that we cannot get back, so that our confidence doesn’t suffer regular blows, so that our self-worth isn’t measured by the opinions of others, and so that we can find fulfillment and sustaining happiness in our lives.

Valentine's Day Gifts that Speak Your Child's Love Language

Valentine’s Day is all about the language of love, but did you know that your child has a specific love language? Based on the work of Dr. Gary Chapman and Dr. Ross Campbell, there are 5 love languages – physical touch, words of affirmation, quality time, gifts, and acts of service. We can use this knowledge to choose Valentine’s Day gifts for our children that truly speak to their hearts.

20 Groundhog Day Crafts and Snacks for Kids

Groundhog Day is February 2nd. Here is a roundup of cute crafts for your little ones to enjoy.

How to Use Time-In as a Discipline Alternative to Time-Out

Time-outs can be a huge power struggle, especially if you have a strong-willed kid. They’re hard on sensitive kids, too. Most of the time, they don’t even work to change behavior and you end up stuck in an endless loop of misbehavior, time-outs, and frustration. Nothing sucks the joy out of parenting quite like everyday power struggles.

8 Simple Activities to Teach Children about Emotions

Helping children to understand and manage their emotions is key to their emotional healthy, happiness, and success. Emotional intelligence affects all aspects of our lives, and it’s never too early to begin teaching our children important coping skills.

Three Discipline Techniques that are Sabotaging Your Authority

Genuine authority is a result of others trusting your leadership. That is true whether you are running a company or a household. Contrived authority results when others follow your lead out of fear. Both get results, but the question is how does it make people feel, both about you and, more importantly, about themselves?

21 Ways to Reach a Child’s Heart

My understanding that children are not meant to follow those to whom they are not attached was a pivotal point in my journey as a mom. What does it mean to have your child’s heart? Let’s clear up the misconceptions first.

Overcoming Mom Guilt

Guilt weighs heavy on the hearts of so many mothers as we are ever juggling a myriad of responsibilities and often unsure if we have given enough, even though at the end of the day there is absolutely nothing left to give.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Crafts and Activities

This month, we are recognizing Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. What a wonderful time to teach children about diversity, unity, equality, and peace! To celebrate this leader of the Civil Rights Movement, here are 20 crafts, activities, and books for your child or class.

5 Ways to Give Your Child Confidence

We all want to raise confident, capable children. Sometimes, our own actions can inadvertently get in the way of this goal. Here are 5 ways to give our children wings.

Indoor Activities for Cold Days

The temperatures are dropping but your child’s energy level sure isn’t! That might mean your kids are bouncing off the walls and you need to reign in the chaos. When it’s too cold to play outside, try these indoor activities.

5 Rituals to Add Peace to Your Mornings

Maybe you wake up to a crying baby or a toddler who jumps on you and scares you half out of your wits (awesome way to wake up), or maybe you spend 15 minutes trying to drag a couple of big, long man children out from under the covers while they grumble and pull the covers back over their heads (ahem). Whatever your scenario, it’s probably not as peaceful as the commercial morning, and I’d be willing to bet you could use a little more peace and tranquility and a little less shoe finding and kid wrangling to start your day. Good news! I’ve gathered 5 tried and true morning rituals that will help you do just that. Are you up for a bit of a challenge?

7 Signs You Need to Slow Down

The hectic rush of the holiday season is over, and now we can all relax! Just kidding. Let’s be real, most of us live hectic lives year-round. A busy schedule isn’t necessarily bad when it’s dedicated to activities that fill your cup and help you feel good about yourself, but busyness can take a toxic turn when we become overscheduled with things that drain us.

Three New Year’s Promises to Build Relationships with Your Kids

Many of us make promises for the new year – eating healthier, getting fit, finishing (or starting) a project, etc. This year, let’s prioritize our relationships and we’ll see a more joyful and fulfilling year. Our relationships with our children are among the most important in our lifetimes, so why not make these simple promises to bring you closer than ever before.
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