Podcast 104: Parenting as a Calm, Loving Leader | Marcy Axness, Parenting for Peace

Marcy Axness Parenting for Peace

My guest on this episode of “Healthy Births, Happy Babies” is Dr. Marcy Axness, an early development specialist, popular international speaker, and author of Parenting for Peace: Raising the Next Generation of Peacemakers.

In this episode, we will cover:

  1. how to move from Authoritarian parenting (“my way or the highway”) to Authoritative parenting (“loving leader”)
  2. what the 3 common problems are that most parents face when trying calm their child’s upset and how to correct them
  3. why your toddler’s developmental changes cause their challenging behavior and what you have to change in you for both of you to work through it peacefully

Resources mentioned in the conversation:

About Dr. Marcy Axness:

Dr. Marcy Axness is an early development specialist, popular international speaker, and author of Parenting for Peace: Raising the Next Generation of Peacemakers. She is a top blogger at Mothering.com and is featured in several documentary films as an expert in adoption, prenatal development and Waldorf education.

Dr. Axness has a private practice coaching parents-in-progress, and considers as one of her most important credentials that she raised two peacemakers to share with the world — Ian and Eve, both in their twenties.

About the Author

Dr. Jay Warren has been a prenatal and pediatric chiropractor for 17 years. He is also the Wellness Care Coordinator at the CAP Wellness Center in San Diego, CA where 90% of his practice is pregnant or postpartum women and babies under one year old. Dr. Jay is a proud member of the ICPA and APPPAH (the Association or Pre and Perinatal Psychology and Health) and the host of the podcast “Healthy Births, Happy Babies” in iTunes. His online program, “Connecting with Baby” guides pregnant women through processes to strengthen maternal bonding for a happier pregnancy, gentler birth and easier post-partum experience. Dr. Jay is also the proud father of his 3 year old son, Niko who keeps him very busy (and happy) outside of the office.