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Positive Parenting

An Essential Guide
Written by: Rebecca Eanes
Narrated by: Callie Beaulieu
Length: 5 hrs and 16 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (22 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

Popular parenting blogger Rebecca Eanes believes that parenting advice should be about more than just getting kids to behave. Struggling to maintain a meaningful connection with her two little ones and frustrated by the lack of emotionally aware books for parents, she began to share her own insights online. Her following has grown into a thriving community - hundreds of thousands strong.

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.

©2016 Rebecca Eanes (P)2016 Tantor

What the critics say

" Positive Parenting shows parents how to remain connected while still being the leader every child needs.... Say goodbye to regrets and heartache, and hello to peace and connection. Your beautiful journey begins here." (Dr. Laura Markham, author of Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids)

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I love the concept of positive parenting. Rebecca Eanes does a lovely job of guiding one through all aspects of creating a positive environment for you and your little one. This book challenges you to think about roots from your own upbringing and any corrections that might be necessary to allow for a more positive and nurturing experience for your infant, child, teenager etc.

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Highly recommend

This book has really helped us to end "us against them" and it feels so good. It really helped to change our views of our children.

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A very soft book short on concrete elements

People and the study of them is a soft science and this book is very soft indeed. I took sociology of the family at university so many of the topics and theories touched upon felt familiar but there was no exploration of them here. The book felt like the knockoff Big Mac at some small corner deli hoping that because it isn’t the chain you will overlook the lack of any depth, but they are already copying something without depth leaving the result very shallow.

Without the physical book I can say for sure but it felt like each chapter would be filled with links to other people for actual details, techniques and YouTube videos even to watch. Listening to it I briefly thought to make notes on where and what I was to look up for more but there got to be too many for me to be bothered in the end.

If you are already trying an approach like this the book can either clap you on the back, but it wouldn’t sell _me_ on switching if I hadn’t already been trying it.

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A reference for parent who seek kindness

I really enjoy listening this book. It conforted my intuition and gave me tools to apply in my daily parenting life.

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  • Samantha khalil
  • 2017-05-22

It saved my life

I am great-full for this book, it saved me and my family I am a better person and a better parent my children are so happy and my husband is motivated and learn more and our family is on the first step towards a connected happy and healthy family

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  • Joe & Fallon
  • 2017-04-27

Amazing book

I can't recommend this book enough. If you are on the fence GET IT NOW. The only negative thing I have to say is the narrator was very dry and robot-like. Made it hard to stay focused at times.

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  • April
  • 2017-11-01

I wish I would have read this sooner

I absolutely love this book! I wish I would have read/listened to this book earlier in my journey to becoming a parent. After reading some of the reviews I decided to wait on reading it but this will be a book I reference back to many times I'm sure and will be listening to it again soon and will be getting the printed version so I have it available to flip through pages due to it being more difficult to find certain sections with an autio book.
There's a few chapters the author goes over where she's talks about dealing with childhood experiences and how you were raised. This section was extremely helpful and made me question a lot of what I was taught as a child and what I have carried into my parenting practice. Theres references to other books but there's also a ton of examples the author gives in situations where your not sure how to apply positive parenting. I cannot express how helpful this is. I felt almost stuck when I started my positive parentinf journey because I was reading books that didnt have examples! She both addresses toddlers AND older kids. if your on the fence about reading this book or listening to it. Do it. you wont regret it.
My only complaint was with the autio book the person who narrated sounded like a robot which can be annoying at times.

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  • Alina
  • 2017-03-04

Interesting alternative parenting viewpoint

Loved the book. I found the alternative parenting point of view interesting and the real-life practical examples helpful.

The narration was indeed a little robotic, but I did eventually get used to it and it didn't take away from my listening enjoyment.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-02-05

parenting with unconditional love

I got this audible because I follow Ellen Fischer's YouTube channel, and I knew there was a better way to help your child than spanking and shaming. Rebecca explains things in a simple and practical way! Great read!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2018-12-09

great book


really useful, thanks so much... it s already helping our family and our daughter. I will listen it more and more. thanks

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  • Brian A Markle
  • 2018-10-13

voice was a bit robotic but the message was good

short, sweet and to the point! I learned a lot of practical applications through the examples presented.

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  • Dedra
  • 2018-08-21

positive parenting

The narrator sounded like a robot voice that you hear on automated voice systems. i couldn't get past that. I did like the material though. I made lots ot notes of things I wanted to try.

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  • lolo71787
  • 2017-09-29

Every parent needs to read this book!

My heart resonates so deeply with the wisdom in this book. As a new parent it can be so hard and confusing navigating how to discipline our child... Do we do what we experienced, what other people suggest, or listen to our inner voice? This book resonates with my inner voice and I am so thankful to have it put into words, examples, and child development facts! Every parent needs to go through this book.

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  • april scoty
  • 2017-07-27

great tip

there is so much that you can learn in here to help you and your child succeed in life