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The Ultimate Guide for Positive Parenting Resources

by Jenna Gleason


Positive Parenting Tips:

Rebecca Eanes believes that parenting advice should be about more than just getting kids to behave. In these following resources, parents can find inspiration on ways to connect, build relationships and what to do when traditional parenting methods don't work.

1. 10 Ways to Connect With Your Child

2. How to Create a Peaceful Home

3. Liking the Child That You Love

4. Why Connection is the Parenting Key

5. Is Praise Bad for Children?

6. Parenting: How to Raise a Problem-Solver

7. Playful Parenting Every Day

8. A To-Do List for a Better Life

9. 5 Habits That Make Parenthood Easier

10. Positive Parenting: Accept Feelings, Limit Actions

11. You Blew It. Now What?

12. Communicating Positively with Children

13. 4 Parental Behaviors to Avoid

14. The Best-Kept Secret in Parenting

15. The Brain Science That Changes Parenting

16. 50 Ways to Love a Child

17. 3 Things You Might Not Know About Positive Parenting

18. Conscious Parent Tip: Cultivating Self-Compassion

19. The Story of Home

20. Family: Staying Close in the Digital Age

21. Parenting Tips from A to Z: A-I

22. Parenting Tips from A to Z: J-R

23. Parenting Tips A to Z Part 3: S-Z

24. How to Create a Family Mission Statement (And Why You Should)

25. Spring Clean Your Parenting

26. Positive Parenting Tweens

27. 7 Tips for Transitioning to Positive Parenting

28. 21 Days to Positive Parenting

29. Three Simple Steps to Effective Parenting

30. Why I'm Not Toughening Up My Children


Discipline comes in several forms. For parents seeking a more gentle, connection-based approach, we have gathered 18 resources to turn to.

1. Connection-Based Discipline

2. Consequences That Teach

3. Parenting: Why We Yell and How to Stop!

4. 3 Alternatives to Time-Out That Work!

5. The Toxic Effects of Shaming Children

6.  3 Steps to Positive Discipline

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

8. Creating Connection Through Correction

9. The Ultimate Guide to Tantrums

10. The Ultimate Guide to Getting Your Child to Listen and Cooperate!

11. The Ultimate Guide to Positive Discipline

12. 25 Ways to Calm an Upset Child

13. Disciplining the Sensitive Child

14. Discipline Without Punishment

15. The Messages Behind Discipline

16. Discipline Through Play

17. Does Time-In Reward Children?

18. Replace the Time Out Chair for a Calm Down Area


Mindful parenting does not just focus on behavior (or misbehavior). The articles below will help parents address the top behaviors that are frustrating and how to handle children with sensitive and special needs.

1.  Solutions for Sibling Rivalry

2. When Young Children Tell Lies

3. 10 Tips to Be the Positive Leader Your Child Needs

4. Positive Strategies for Better Behaved Kids

5. The Message Behind “Be Good” and What to Say Instead

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

7. Turning Toward Our Children: Answering Bids for Connection

8. Beyond Behavior: Looking at the Heart of a Child

9. Top 5 Behaviors That Cause Parents to Lose Their Cool

For Moms:

Being a mother herself, Rebecca Eanes offers advice for the mom who needs self-renewal, the mother who wants to capture "miracle moments" and advice to the mom who is "too hard" on herself.


1. Parenting: Self-Renewal for Moms

2. The Changing Seasons of Motherhood

3. 8 Actions to Chase Away the Mama Blues

4. To the Mom Who is Too Hard on Herself

5. Parenting: Capturing Miracle Moments

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

Learning And Play: 

A large part of positive parenting includes being a playful parent. Take the time to connect with your children on a level that they understand and can be enjoyable for both parent and child.

1. 5 Ways to Encourage Creativity Through Play

2. 10 Play Invitations to Inspire Creativity

3. Making the Decision to Homeschool

4. 5 Ways to Bolster Your Child's Emotional Intelligence

5. Can I Do Montessori at Home?

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

7. 8 Tips to Ignite Your Child's Love of Learning

8. 10 Super Stellar Sensory Activities

9. Potty Training Tips that Really Help

10. 5 Tips for a Happier Homeschool

For Baby: 

Positive Parenting for the new mother starts before baby arrives. Building a healthy relationship and learning the basics are essential for new parents, and starting on day one is imperative.

1. 6 Tips for Thriving When You Have a Newborn

2. 5 Things Your Toddler Needs You to Know

3. Communicating With Baby

4. Getting Off On the Right Foot: Positive Parenting Tips for New Moms

5. 25 Ways to Bond with Your Newborn

Related Article: Marriage After Baby – It’s Not What You’d Expect

Jenna is a staff writer and production assistant at Creative Child Magazine. She is currently attending University of Nevada - Las Vegas.

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