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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

5 Ways to Handle Defiance

We need to understand what causes defiance and disruptive behaviors so that we can heal it at its source.

10 Adorable Handprint Thanksgiving Crafts

With Thanksgiving coming up, now is the perfect time for handprint crafts.

Beyond “Thank you”

Gratitude is hot in November.

Organizing Your Creativity Zone

We’re losing our creativity.

Five Ways to Support Teen’s Brain Development

Teens often act before they think and don’t stop to consider the consequences. This isn’t defiance or naughtiness - it’s development.

20 Pandemic-Safe Fall Activities for Kids

While this pandemic certainly changes our traditions and routines, there are still plenty of ways to have fun with our kids this fall.

Stress-Busting Tips for Work-At-Home Parents

Overall there are a few universal tips that will help you as you navigate the many tasks which are laid before you each day.

I Like You, Not Just Your Squares

Our children see the world in pictures, and none of the pictures are real.

4 Ways to Support Kids Post-Pandemic

As we move into this next phase, and our children head back to school, camps, clubs, and sports, here are 4 ways we can support them.

Playful Ways to Help Kids Calm Down

Teaching kids how to calm down when they have BIG emotions is a core component of emotional intelligence.

Creative Storage Ideas for Kids’ Rooms

With these creative solutions and a consistent routine, you can have the clutter-free home of your dreams.

How to Get Your Teen to Open Up According to Science

While it may seem like a simple solution, parents don’t necessarily use these positive listening skills when their teens want to discuss a situation or ask for something.

The Transition to Life with Big Kids

“Many mothers aren’t aware that the big separation from offspring, the one that really hurts, doesn’t occur when children leave the nest, but when they psychologically pull away from their mothers. This is a time of psychological metamorphosis for both mother and child.”

7 Time Management Tips for Overwhelmed Moms

If I can learn to embrace these 7 time management skills, anyone can! Slow down for a second and check out these tips that are guaranteed to make your life a little less crazy.

Helping Children Face Sadness

We are much more comfortable when our children are happy, and so we try our best to keep them that way. However, when we move them along out of their sadness too quickly, we actually can do more harm than good according to author and parent educator, Bridgett Miller.

A Closer-to-Normal Summer

“This summer is going to seem so much closer to normal than we've had in a very long time.”

Making Sense of Your Strong-Willed Child’s Behavior

Strong-willed children have many wonderful qualities. They are fierce, determined, courageous, and spirited. At the same time, parenting a strong-willed child can lead to many power struggles.

Raising Emotionally Healthy Boys

“Emotional disconnection is a poor life strategy.” This is a quote by Michael C. Reichert, PhD in his book How to Raise a Boy.

Pretend Play and the Development of Creativity

Creativity is beneficial to every one of us.

Bedtime from a Young Child’s Perspective

Bedtime can be such a trying time for parents and children. Sometimes it seems as though our children are purposefully trying to send us into a sleep-deprived stupor. Take heart, parents. One day, they will be teenagers.
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