Parenting for Peace: Raising the Next Generation of Peacemakers

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If we really want to change the world, let's raise a generation hardwired for peace and innovation. Marcy Axness details a unique seven-step, seven-principle matrix for helping children achieve self-regulation, self-reflection, trust, and empathy. These qualities are the result of dynamic interactions between genetics and environment, beginning before the child is even born: foundations for this level of health begin forming during the prenatal period, and some aspects of optimal development are influenced as ...

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Overview

If we really want to change the world, let's raise a generation hardwired for peace and innovation. Marcy Axness details a unique seven-step, seven-principle matrix for helping children achieve self-regulation, self-reflection, trust, and empathy. These qualities are the result of dynamic interactions between genetics and environment, beginning before the child is even born: foundations for this level of health begin forming during the prenatal period, and some aspects of optimal development are influenced as early as conception.

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Editorial Reviews

Michael Mendizza
My first impression of Parenting for Peace was like King Joseph’s comment to Mozart, 'too many notes,' to which the young man replies, 'which ones shall I omit?'

The core principles that Marcy Axness elaborates—Presence, Awareness, Rhythm, Example, Nurturance, Trust and Simplicity—are superb. Like a tuning fork, each resonates as a particular ‘state’ in the adult and it is this state that the child attunes herself to.

Axness has collected tons of insights, from many fields, all designed to crack open and release the false hopes and false fears most of us have about ourselves. If there is a 'cosmic egg,' it is our self-world view, our social-cultural identity and the labyrinth of habits of body and mind that reincarnate these shell-like qualities, moment by moment, year after year, generation after generation. There are moments when Presence, Awareness, Example, Nurturance, Trust and Simplicity express something more, infinitely greater and outrageously more sensitive and intelligent than the 'eggs' we pretend to be.

The key is sparing our children the need for that heavy, self-centered, defensive-reflexive, knee-jerk armor in the first place, which can unfold by not needing it in their primary relationships--that is, with adults, their parents. Adult development ALWAYS precedes child development and this new treasure nudges all of us along the way.

Too many notes? Not one.

Corey Colwell-Lipson
Parenting for Peace has moved to the top slot of must reads recommended to my clients. From conception through adolescence, this book is a practical and empowering guide; it's sure to resonate with modern families and will no doubt impact generations to come. Thank you, Dr. Axness, for your wisdom and insight. Parenting for Peace is a gift to humankind.
Bryan Post
Parenting for Peace is one of the best books I have read in years and it's a PARENTING book for Pete’s sake! I never read parenting books any more, but this one is so much more than just a parenting book; it is an actual in-your-hands recipe for world peace starting from within the home.
Midwest Book Review

Children are our future, and the values of now are the values they will bring with them when they rule the world. Axness advises readers on thinking for the future. Parenting for Peace is a strong pick for parenting collections, very much recommended reading.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781591811763
  • Publisher: Sentient Publications
  • Publication date: 1/30/2012
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 1,443,769
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.20 (d)

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