Big Bang parenting tools

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Big Bang parenting tools

I'm not referring to anything violent when I refer to a big bang parenting tool. I mean it like they mean in fitness. In fitness, a big bang exercise is one exercise that works out multiple areas of your body. So one of my favorite big bang parenting tools is meditation because it really cultivates this level of self-possession that we're looking to have as a parent, so we can stand in that calm, loving, authoritative place. The thing about meditation is it's really training us to have control, have mastery over our thoughts. And so it's this question of do I have, as a parent, mastery over something so basic as the flow of my own thoughts? And when you can answer yes to that, the child wordlessly pick sup on it. And there's a respect that comes that is deep and implicit and rarely wavers. And so many discipline issues will never even arise.

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Marcy Axness, PhD

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Marcy Axness, PhD, 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 and a member of their expert panel. 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. She considers as one of her most important credentials that she raised two peacemakers to share with the world -- Ian and Eve, both in their 20s. 

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