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Amazing Deal on An Instant Parenting Library!

I am proud to again be included in a collection of hand-picked conscious parenting resources from some of the finest authors around. Introducing Mindful Parenting’s newest eBundle, which went on sale TODAY!

The Essential Parenting Collection is 35 eProducts — worth more than $740 — that comprise a comprehensive library of parenting essentials.

Included are eBooks, eAudio, eCourses, coloring pages, an eMagazine, and more on the topics of Pregnancy and Birth, Parenting the Early Years, Child Development, Mindful Guidance, and Resources for Parents.

This collection includes some HUGE names in the parenting field, and resources that will (peacefully) rock your world, including:
  • Hold On to Your Kids — by Gordon Neufeld and Gabor Maté, two of my IDOLS. I sometimes recommend this book (especially to parents of older kids) even before my own!
  • The Business of Baby — by Jennifer Margulis, an incisive look into what doctors and corporations don’t tell you about pregnancy and childbirth — and how you can put your and your baby’s own wellbeing ahead of their bottom line
  • Parenting Softly Straightforward, no-frills neuro-scientific guidance for parenting from conception through age two, from my respected colleague Bryan Post
  • and my contribution, Calm Authority for Fathers My most popular audio coaching session, developed through years of clinical research & success:

Dad Up! A Scientific Audio Tool for Being An Effective,
Happy Father Whose Kids Respect You

  • You can get the full bundle (35 titles) for $49.97 (that’s an average of $1.42 per title… and the full bundle includes great freebies!), or…
  • any individual topic module containing 6-7 titles for $19.97. (Calm Authority for Fathers is in the “Resources for Parents” topic module. So you can get that plus FIVE OTHER titles for just 2 cents more than my audio retails for!!!! Can you say, “No-brainer”??!)

Get the full scoop | Order your eBundle

Fine print: I’m required by law to inform you of the seemingly obvious
fact that I receive an affiliate/contributor portion of proceeds from each sale!

Marcy’s “Parenting Secret” Teleseminar: THIS SATURDAY!

How in the World Do We Lose the Stress and Loosen Up??!

The more calm and confident we can be as parents, the more our children “catch our calm” and things go much better all the way around. And, as one of my favorite parent educator / psychologists, Lawrence Cohen, points out, our kids really need us to loosen up and be more playful and easy-going!

Problem is, there is a massive epidemic of UNcalm and UNconfidence out there amongst parents. This puts a HUGE damper on “playful” and “easy-going”! I’ve decided it’s time to offer some healing balm & helpful tools, at my FREE TELESEMINAR:


             The Secret to Being the Parent You Long to Be ~

                            Here’s the Missing PEACE!


               Free training in your own home, with Dr. Marcy Axness

   Yes, I Want More Peace NOW! Click for details



Time Out from Time Out

The Trouble with Time-OutSo there you are one afternoon, at the end of your rope with an out-of-control three-year-old. You know you won’t spank him, and you have become mindful of avoiding shame-based measures, so what’s left? Is “Time Out” the answer?

At risk of adding stress to already stressed-out parents, my answer is no. Time-outs were conceived as a more humane alternative to spanking, but the problem is, they land a blow to the brain and psyche rather than to the bottom.

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   …and meanwhile, if you’re wondering about OTHER ways to bring more peace & calm to your parenting and your family… take a look-see at this!


            The Secret to Being the Parent You Long to Be ~

                             Here’s the Missing PEACE!

               Free training in your own home, with Dr. Marcy Axness

     Yes, I Want More Peace NOW! Click for details


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Gurmukh’s Postpartum Wisdom

When I was pregnant with our daughter, I took prenatal yoga with the renowned Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa. Gurmukh’s wisdom encircled and empowered me through my pregnancy, and nourished me through the tender postpartum period — inviting us to engage an ancient wisdom prescription: cocoon at home for forty days.

gurmukhWe closed each class by singing a Kundalini farewell blessing (originally lyrics from an Incredible String Band song):

May the longtime sun shine upon you,
all love surround you,
and the pure light within you
guide your way on.

Isn’t this perhaps the highest aspiration we can hold as parents — to nourish, protect and support that pure light within our children, as it guides them on their singular life paths? Call that light what you will: spirit, soul, singular personality and temperament, unique intelligences. It is indeed all of these things plus infinite others that weave the human mystery. (more…)