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Rebecca Eanes

Rebecca Eanes, is the founder of 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

Tips for Raising Earth-Friendly Children

Going green may seem like a big undertaking, but each of us can make small steps toward living greener, and those small steps will add up to make a big difference for our planet. Taking care of our earth is a family affair, and as with everything else, our children are watching our example.

35 Calming Techniques for Moms

If you’re dealing with stress, anxiety, anger, irritability, or over-stimulation, these techniques will help you gain control of your emotions and calm down fast. The bonus of being able to manage your emotions well is that you teach your children to manage theirs in the process. You can even share this list with your child and perhaps do some of the techniques together.

How 10 Minutes of Joy Can Change Your Life

Did you know that if you carve out just 10 extra minutes a day to focus on joy, you’ll collect more than 60 joyful hours per year? Imagine how that could impact your life!

Feeling Connected Helps Children Behave Better

You can’t teach children to behave better by making them feel worse. When children feel better, they behave better.

Try This to Calm Upset Children and Help Them Open Up

This is a positive, non-threatening tool for resolving conflict that leads children to think about their actions and the consequences of those actions. It gives them a safe space to use their voice and state their own feelings and strengthens problem-solving and communication skills.

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.
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