13 episodes

Marion and Joss are both passionate about Aware Parenting and Natural Learning. This podcast will explore these beautiful approaches and provide information and inspiration to support other families who are called to practise these together too.

Joss is an Aware Parenting instructor and is the mother of two teenagers. You can find out about her work at www.awareparenting.com.au

Marion is a Level Two Aware Parenting instructor, the regional coordinator for Australia and New Zealand, and the mother of two adult children. You can find her work at www.marionrose.net

The Aware Parenting and Natural Learning Podcast The Aware Parenting and Natural Learning Podcast

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 3 Ratings

Marion and Joss are both passionate about Aware Parenting and Natural Learning. This podcast will explore these beautiful approaches and provide information and inspiration to support other families who are called to practise these together too.

Joss is an Aware Parenting instructor and is the mother of two teenagers. You can find out about her work at www.awareparenting.com.au

Marion is a Level Two Aware Parenting instructor, the regional coordinator for Australia and New Zealand, and the mother of two adult children. You can find her work at www.marionrose.net

    Episode 13: Schooling the World

    Episode 13: Schooling the World

    Episode 13:

    In this episode of The Aware Parenting and Natural Learning Podcast, we discuss the documentary "Schooling the World" by Carol Black. This incredibly powerful movie interviews the villagers of Hemis Shukpa-Chen and other Ladakhi people, as well as Manish Jain, Vandana Shiva, Wade Davis and Helena Norberg-Hodge about the role of schooling in colonisation and the implementation of a centralised economy. As Helena Norberg-Hodge says, "99 percent of all the activities under the label of education come under a very specific agenda that grew out of the colonial expansion across the world by Europeans - and now the agenda is the same across the world, to pull people into dependence on a modern, centralised economy and to pull them away from their own independence, their own culture and self-respect." In the podcast, we share the feelings we felt when we first watched the movie and the effect it had on our own natural learning journeys. We discuss the ideas raised, such as how poverty is created, the role of indoctrination, how people are pulled out of their lineage and culture and the effects of this. We talk about loss of language and the deep sadness and outrage we experienced watching the movie and seeing children being punished for speaking their original languages. We talk about what we learnt about elders being taught to believe that they know nothing, and how reading and writing becomes valued as the only form of language. We found this a really powerful episode to record.

    You can find out more about the movie by Carol Black here: http://carolblack.org/schooling-the-world/

    You can find out about our Aware Parenting and Natural Learning Community for 2023 here: https://marionrose.samcart.com/products/the-aware-parenting-and-natural-learning-community-with-joss-and-marion-2023/

    You can find out more about Marion and her work here: www.marionrose.net and Joss and her work at: www.awareparenting.com.au

    Lots of love xoxox

    • 59 min
    Episode 12: History of Schooling

    Episode 12: History of Schooling

    In this episode of the Aware Parenting and Natural Learning Podcast, we talk about the history of schooling. Our conversation is based on an article of the same name written by Peter Gray, the Psychologist and research professor and author of "Freedom to Learn". In this article he describes the history of education from hunter gatherer times to the modern day. We discuss how schools are the product of history, rather than the product of science or research about learning. We describe the evolution and purpose of schools throughout human history and the cultural conditioning of schools - how schools have been used to inculcate children for thousands of years. We talk about how far removed from the 3 aspects of Aware Parenting schools have always been and many continue to be. We discuss how fundamental play has always been for human learning and yet it has been missing in schools, throughout history, with so little room for play in most schools now. We talk about moving away from universal education to ways that are more a fit for us and our learning as human beings.

    To learn more about Peter Gray or to read his full article, please visit https://www.psychologytoday.com/au/blog/freedom-learn/200808/brief-history-education

    Details of our new Aware Parenting and Natural Learning Community for 2023 will be coming soon.

    To learn more about Marion, please visit www.marionrose.net and Joss at www.awareparenting.com.au and follow us on social media.

    Sending love to you all xx

    • 56 min
    Episode 11: Challenges

    Episode 11: Challenges

    In this episode of The Aware Parenting and Natural Learning Podcast, we talk about the challenges we've experienced practicing the combination of these two philosophies, and the challenges we've observed mentees and friends going through. Most of all, we offer deep compassion to you in any challenges you might be experiencing, and we offer bigger context reasons why challenges are so normal and natural. We share about ways we found for everyone to get their needs met, despite living in a culture that doesn't support Aware Parenting and Natural Learning.

    To learn more about Marion and her offerings, please visit www.marionrose.net and Joss at www.awareparenting.com.au and follow us on social media @ _marion_rose_ and Aware parenting with Joss. To read Aletha Solter’s Principles of Learning, please visit www.awareparenting.com/learning.htm

    • 58 min
    Episode 10: Support and Learning

    Episode 10: Support and Learning

    Welcome back to another episode of the Aware Parenting and Natural Learning podcast. In this episode we discuss number 11 of Aletha Solter’s Principles of Learning, which is as follows: Children learn best when they have a warm, supportive relationship with their parents and teachers. The learning process is enhanced when parents and teachers:
    - show acceptance and love while giving children good quality attention
    - Use encouragement rather than praise, rewards or criticism
    - Have age-appropriate expectations (neither too high not too low)
    - Use a non-punitive approach to discipline
    - Encourage children to ask questions and be independent thinkers
    - Accept children's painful emotions and allow them to cry.

    We talk about the failings of our school systems and the impact of learning in environments that do not support our children in these ways. As always, we invite deep self-compassion for everyone listening!

    To learn more about Marion and her offerings, please visit www.marionrose.net and Joss at www.awareparenting.com.au and follow us on social media at Marion Rose and Aware parenting with Joss. To read Aletha Solter’s Principles of Learning, please visit www.awareparenting.com/learning.htm

    • 41 min
    Episode 9: Trauma restricts learning

    Episode 9: Trauma restricts learning

    Welcome back to another episode of the Aware Parenting and Natural Learning podcast. In this episode we discuss number 9 of Aletha Solter’s Principles of Learning, which is as follows: Stress and trauma can interfere with the learning process by causing confusion, anxiety, grief, anger, and difficulty concentrating. The learning process is enhanced when children are allowed to release painful emotions through the natural healing mechanisms of play, laughter, and crying.
    In the episode, we talk about sources of stress and trauma in traditional school environments, the hyperarousal or dissociation that can occur as a result, and the effect that has on a child's openness and spaciousness for learning. We share about our own experiences as children as well as what we have experienced with our own children. As always, we invite deep self-compassion for everyone listening!

    To learn more about Marion and her offerings, please visit www.marionrose.net and Joss at www.awareparenting.com.au and follow us on social media at Marion Rose and Aware parenting with Joss. To read Aletha Solter’s Principles of Learning, please visit www.awareparenting.com/learning.htm

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Episode 8: Screens

    Episode 8: Screens

    Welcome back to another episode of the Aware Parenting and Natural Learning podcast. In this episode we discuss number 9 of Aletha Solter’s Principles of Learning, about screens and learning. We start by inviting people to bring compassion to this tricky aspect of parenting and learning and to put down any judgement, shame or guilt about screens. We acknowledge how difficult it is to parent in our nuclear families without the support we are designed to need and how screens can often make parenting easier. We discuss the many beneficial ways that screens impact our lives and our children’s lives and discuss how we have navigated screen use to meet everyone’s needs.

    We offer reassurance about how to stay connected and trusting around screens and how to offer loving limits when screens become a control pattern for our children. We share the importance of getting support and listening for ourselves as we find ways to manage these enticing instruments in a way that suits our unique individual families. Whether your children are at school or not, this episode will support you to bring more compassion and clarity around screens to yourself and your children.

    To learn more about Marion and her offerings, please visit www.marionrose.net and Joss at www.awareparenting.com.au and follow us on social media at Marion Rose and Aware parenting with Joss. To read Aletha Solter’s Principles of Learning, please visit www.awareparenting.com/learning.htm

    Lots of love to you, Joss xx

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Mama Mim ,

A balm to my soul

I so love this podcast!!!
It has been such a deep inspiration and support to me whilst on this natural learning and aware parenting journey.
I am so grateful to you both Marion and Joss for the beautiful wisdom that you have shared in these episodes... it has really touched my heart and resonated deeply. I so look forward to listening to future episodes.

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