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21 Days to Positive Parenting

by Rebecca Eanes

Positive Parenting Journal Prompts

13. How can you put a spotlight on the good qualities you named yesterday?

14. Is there one regret that you’re holding on to? Can you forgive yourself and let it go?

15. What wishes or hopes do you have your children?

16. What will you miss most when this season of parenthood is over? How can you savor it more today?

17. What can you do when you feel angry to keep from yelling? Write 3 actions you can take and plan to use them.

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18. Is your to-do list too full? Are you stretched too thin? What can you let go of?

19. What habits do you have that you don’t want your child to pick up? What is your plan for dropping those habits?

20. What is your ultimate parenting goal?

21. What do you want your legacy to be?

Along with each journal prompt, write the answer to the following questions in your journal each day.

  1. Was I present today?
  2. How well did I handle my emotions?
  3. Did I connect with my child today?
  4. Did we play?
  5. What can I improve on tomorrow?

This post was adapted from chapter 17 of my book, The Newbie’s Guide to Positive Parenting. For more positive parenting tips, visit my website at and check out more of my articles here at Creative Child.

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. 


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