Positive Parenting: An Essential Guide
In this eagerly anticipated guide, Eanes shares her hard-won wisdom for overcoming limiting thought patterns and recognizing emotional triggers, as well as advice for connecting with kids at each stage, from infancy to adolescence. This heartfelt, insightful advice comes not from an "expert," but from a learning, evolving parent. Filled with practical, solution-oriented advice, this is an empowering guide for any parent who longs to end the yelling, power struggles, and downward spiral of acting out, punishment, resentment, and shame--and instead foster an emotional connection that helps kids learn self-discipline, feel confident, and create lasting, loving bonds.
“Positive Parenting is more than a parenting book. It's a guide to human connection. Rebecca provides a roadmap for creating happy, deeply connected families where children and parents alike are able to rise to their fullest potential.” --Amy McCready, author of The “Me, Me, Me” Epidemic
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"As I soaked up the wisdom contained in this book, two words kept coming to mind: positive pathways. No matter how challenging your family situation is or how long you’ve been going down a negative road, this book offers pathways to peace, connection, and true happiness. Through practical examples, detailed steps, and soul-stirring questions, Rebecca Eanes shows us how to reach our fullest potential as parents, partners, and human beings. Let Positive Parenting set you on a path to rewriting your story in all aspects of life, in the most positive way possible."
--Rachel Macy Stafford, New York Times-bestselling author of Hands Free Mama and Hands Free Life
“Rebecca Eanes has a deep understanding of what can hold mothers and fathers back from being the parents they want to be. Positive Parenting provides concrete tools to grow the self-discipline, connection, empathy, and techniques that will help parents (and their kids!) be their best.”
--Andrea Nair, M.A., CCC Psychotherapist, parenting educator. Creator of the Taming Tantrums App
“Watch out: Eanes' book will transform your parenting, especially if you pause to do the self-work exercises.”
--Tracy Cutchlow, author of Zero to Five
"In our always connected world of social media and Google searches there is a never-ending flow of “new and better” parenting information. It's easy to get lost in the sea of “best practices.” The focus is often on changing kids’ behavior or all the reasons you are ruining your kids. The problem is that so much of what we read seems to conflict and leaves us feeling powerless rather than truly supporting parents and families. Rebecca's new book Positive Parenting emphasizes that parenting is far more than simply making kids comply. It's about real lives, relationships, and people; It's about real moms', dads' and kids' stories and how to make those stories incredible. This book gives the reader timeless, foundational principles and practices that help to build the parent, the child and the family as a whole from the inside out."
--Andy Smithson, www.truparenting.net
“Positive Parenting beautifully illustrates the choices that modern-day parents have to raise healthy and successful children through nurturing, empathetic relationships. Bolstered by research in neuroscience and human development, Eanes shows how parents must grow alongside their children, and how this parallel journey helps young people reach their full potential. This is a must-read book for all who care enough about their children to reflect deeply on themselves as parents.”
--Marilyn Price-Mitchell, PhD, Author of Tomorrow’s Change Makers
“In this one-of-a-kind book, Rebecca Eanes goes beyond just discipline to look at the big picture of parenting. If you're longing for more in your parenting journey -- more joy, more peace, more cooperation -- I recommend Positive Parenting!”
--Jessica Alexander, co-author of The Danish Way of Parenting
“In this valuable contribution to parenting, Rebecca Eanes provides insightful, effective and practical solutions to end family conflict and build loving connections. Her masterful approach allows parents to implement powerful strategies with ease and grace, forever transforming their family life. This is a must-read for every family that yearns to create peace and harmony.”
--Dr. Shefali Tsabary, New York Times-bestselling author of The Conscious Parent
"With a belief that each parent knows their own child best and that raising children should be enjoyable, not stressful, Rebecca Eanes helps parents develop their own positive parenting blueprints to create happy, loving families. Positive Parenting helps parents work through the difficult feelings that naturally occur throughout the parenting journey and provides strategies to help raise positive thinkers."
--Katie Hurley, LCSW, author of The Happy Kid Handbook
The Newbie's Guide to Positive Parenting
Connection is the key to joyful parenting and raising emotionally healthy, responsible kids. Make a positive transformation in your home as you let go of fear-based techniques and embrace the philosophy of positive parenting. Filled with practical examples, personal stories, and nuggets of hard-earned wisdom, The Newbie's Guide to Positive Parenting has everything you need to change your parenting paradigm and enrich your family life. If you are desperately missing the close bond you once had with your child, if your days are filled with tears and frustration, this book is for you. The relationships we build with our children last a lifetime. Ultimately, love is the only leverage we have with our kids. Fear-based parenting only works as long as it can be physically or emotionally enforced, but love is a more effective motivator over time. Through being kind and firm, consistent and empathetic, we allow our children optimal development. When the child-rearing is done, the loving bond you have built is what will make your relationship with your adult child fruitful and enjoyable. Positive parenting keeps that relationship intact while teaching and guiding your child to his or her fullest potential.
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Praise for The Newbie's Guide to Positive Parenting
"I really wanted to make the shift to positive parenting and Rebecca Eanes wrote an excellent book on the subject. My book is already dog-eared and highlighted as I Iove to go back and remind myself of tips after I get the kids to bed. Some of the suggestions are laid out with examples which is so helpful. I found myself reading outloud to my husband at times when we needed a direction shift. If you are interested in putting a focus on positive parenting then this is the beginner's book for you! I plan on getting the other book that she has written on the subject as well." - Amazon Reviewer
"The Newbie's Guide to Positive Parenting is a must read for all families. It is very well written and easy to read. Incredibly practical and insightful. The tools provided will most certainly help families develop better connections with their children and an environment where children are free to thrive. I have a Sciences Psychology degree and the information provided has clear scientific backing and is explained in simple terms. The tools are practical and easy to use. I recommend this book for any family." - Najla Dimech
"As a developmental psychologist, I was very impressed with Rebecca's insights about positive parenting, the valued information she provides to parents in this book, and the warm, genuine way she shares her story with others. She uses great examples and answers common questions about parenting challenges. A must read for all parents and caregivers!" - Marilyn Price-Mitchell, PhD
Positive Parenting in Action
Parenthood is a beautiful journey. We don't have to become adversaries with our children; doing so is very unnatural to our humanity. We are all wired for connection, for closeness, and for love. Positive parenting frees us to move from the traditional parenting roles which create friction and rebellion and allows us instead to move into a more natural role which creates cooperation and peace. The inevitable conflicts that arise in a relationship no longer define the relationship, but serve as stepping stones to greater understanding and connection.
There is an abundance of resources available which tell parents why traditional parenting practices are not optimal, but few help parents learn what to do in place of traditional practices. In this book, we'll discuss the principles of positive parenting, and then we will go through more than 40 scenarios to show you what it looks like when these principles are put into action.
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"With a two month old, 2 and a half year old, and a 7 year old, I found helpful advice for all areas of parenting struggles that we face. This book provided the gift of letting go of the past and being hopeful for the future armed with this information and clear cut advice. EMPATHY is recommended to be at the forefront of every action and reaction, and this philosophy is a true middle ground between being permissive and being too strict and caught up with punishment and nagging. I feel like I was already doing most of this stuff but it was a very helpful refresher and cleared up a few things I was unsure or doubting myself on. I'm truly excited for tomorrow and all the rest after a tough parenting day and am thankful for these wise words." - Amazon Reviewer
"It's so nice to see actual examples of positive parenting in action! I've read so much on positive parenting but seeing examples of the exact words to use make it so much easier for me! Thank you for sharing this!" - Shawna Martell
"This new book educates parents with real life scenarios, showing simply and accessibly how to put positive parenting into action in daily life. The user-friendly format takes daily scenarios that stump even seasoned parents, tells us what's going on in the child to cause the behavior, and recommends specific parenting interventions to get the child back on track. Divided into sections like Nighttime, Potty Learning, Hitting and Whining, it addresses all the usual challenges of life with young children." - Dr. Laura Markham, author of Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids