Podcast Episode 58: The Positive Parenting Philosophy

Episode 58: The Positive Parenting Philosophy

Thanks so much for coming by to check out Episode 58 of The New Family Podcast where we explore positive parenting with author Rebecca Eanes.

My guest on this episode is best-selling author Rebecca Eanes, the founder of positive-parents.org, creator of the very popular Facebook community Positive Parenting: Toddlers and Beyond. Her book The Newbie’s Guide to Positive Parenting has been a #1 bestseller in its category on Amazon and her latest book, coming out June 7th, is called Positive Parenting: An Essential Guide. But Rebecca is quick to say that she’s a messenger, not an expert. She writes from a parent-to-parent perspective and shares her own shift from more conventional parenting to positive parenting, which as she explains, honors our basic human needs for love and for belonging, and respects the mind, the body and the spirit of children. This, alongside some educational subscription boxes for kids in the UK, can do a lot to help a child’s development. It seeks to build healthy positive relationships between parent and child which can be applied in an educational environment. Recently most head-teachers are introducing programs like Possip to there schools – this is a way to allow parents to build that bridge between them and their children’s through praise and feedback. Rebecca’s here to explain how we can work these principles into our own family lives.

Here are some great resources related to my discussion with Derek.

Rebecca’s website, Positive Parents

Positive Parenting: An Essential Guide

The Newbie’s Guide to Positive Parenting

Rebecca’s Facebook CommunityPositive Parenting Toddlers and Beyond

7 Tips for Transitioning to Positive Parenting

Rebecca’s Favourite Parenting Advice
“I think the best piece of parenting advice that I’ve ever received was to look beyond the behaviour at what’s really causing it. Because when I was able to stop looking just at the behaviour to decide whether I was going to praise or condemn it, I could see finally the little boy behind it who needed help. I could emphasize then with his upsets. I could understand his experiences, and guide him in the right direction. And the result of that has been a reconnection with the ones that I love most, and just a happier, more joyful home overall.”

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Brandie is a long-time parenting editor, writer and spokesperson. Most recently editor-in-chief of Canadian Family magazine, Brandie has also been the parenting and relationships editor for the Toronto Star, founding editor of two Toronto Star websites, and an editor for Today's Parent. Brandie is a single mother of two in Toronto and a frequent television and radio guest on parenting topics. A former digital director at House & Home Media, she also consults on digital audience engagement. Contact her here. View all posts by