Marcy Axness, Ph.D., author of Parenting for Peace

Marcy Axness, PhD
Author of Parenting for Peace:
Raising the Next Generation of Peacemakers


Mommy Mind-Meld:
Turbo-Charge Your Baby’s Brain Development


“Mind-Melding Moms”(excerpt from Parenting for Peace)

Marcy’s Facebook page

Marcy’s Twitter page!/MarcyAxness

Parenting for Peace Amazon page


Parenting for Peace by Marcy Axness, Ph.D.
Mommy Mind-Meld:

Turbo-Charge Your Baby’s Brain Development

Join us as early development specialist and Parenting for Peace author Marcy Axness, PhD, shares the latest scientific secrets for how you can easily chart a course of future success for your baby! She’ll reveal:

  • the amazing research proving you and your baby are a single biological unit when you interact — and how to use that knowledge to boost both your brains’ power!
  • toys and activities that build brain power (and ones that drain brains, too – like Baby Einstein and other screen-based entertainment)
  • what the heck epigenetics is and how it can work for you! Insights to use right now…
  • how pregnancy is “Nature’s Head Start Program”; knowing what lessons take place can help you start your baby off right… and understand if baby’s early weeks aren’t going so smoothly


Better Parenting
Elevating Child Care

Positive Parenting Skills
Creating a Family


I’ve asked Dr. Marcy Axness to join us this week because she has some great practical insights for parents (and “pre-parents”). She distills the latest neuroscience research into user-friendly take-aways to help demystify the attachment neurobiology process in which face-to-face engagement with parents serves as mind-to-mind training for baby. You can read an excerpt from her book Parenting for Peace that gives you the whole scoop – and this is what Marcy will be blogging and answering your questions about.

An early development specialist and parent counselor, Marcy is also a popular international speaker on attachment, culture, and child and parent development. Featured in several documentary films as an expert in adoption, prenatal development, and Waldorf education, Marcy’s combination of life experience, cultural acumen, and scholarly credibility uniquely equip her to provide compelling and entertaining guidance through the thicket of choices parents today face in raising children.

Marcy wrote Parenting for Peace as both invitation and challenge: if we really want to change the world, let’s raise a generation “built for peace”… from the very beginning. Her book is a user-friendly scientific roadmap for how to do exactly that – detailing a unique seven-step, seven-principle matrix for hardwiring our babies and children with the brain circuitry for such essential peacemaker capacities as self-regulation, empathy, intelligence, trust and imagination, while in the process, bringing more joy into family life!


  1. Which routine hospital birth practices should parents refuse for the sake of their baby’s healthiest brain circuitry?
  2. You say Baby Einstein and such is not good for baby, but what about the parents who feel like one (actual) mom who was quoted saying, “You want to make sure you’re doing everything you can for your child, and you know everyone else uses Baby Einstein, so you feel guilty if you don’t.”
  3. Parenting can be stressful and even overwhelming, so in those heated moments, if the mom or dad of a little one can remember just one thing, what should it be?
  4. What about a parent who might flinch at the term “peacemaker”—worried about raising a wimp or a <gasp> pacifist?