32 episodes

The Aware Parenting Podcast explores all elements of parenting through a developmental perspective. We explore why connection, attachment and compassionately understanding our own stories as parents are the foundation to parenting with awareness.

The Aware Parenting Podcast Lael Stone and Marion Rose

    • Kids & Family

The Aware Parenting Podcast explores all elements of parenting through a developmental perspective. We explore why connection, attachment and compassionately understanding our own stories as parents are the foundation to parenting with awareness.

    Episode 32: Discipline and Consequences

    Episode 32: Discipline and Consequences

    In this week's episode we talk about Discipline and Consequences and how we can raise our children without resorting to bribes, rewards, and punishments. We explore how connection can create co-operation and offer many respectful ways to respond to and navigate unenjoyable behaviour.


    [3.00] Understanding behaviour
    [5:25] In balance and out of balance and looking behind the behaviour
    [8.26] Understanding where discipline originated from
    [11.15] 3 reasons for behaviour: Thinking, Needing, Feeling
    [13.03] The mirror within us
    [14.35] All behaviour has a reason
    [18.25] Changing the paradigm in our culture around behaviour
    [21.25] Teenagers, discipline and lying
    [23.35] The problems with rewards
    [24.50] Natural consequences and artificial consequences
    [28.13] How do we all get our needs met?
    [31.00] How we can elicit co-operation
    [33.15] How do we support teenagers to want to co-operate
    [37.45 ] How coercion and powerlessness leads to less willingness
    [40.11] What do we do if they are doing something we don’t want them to do?
    [44.45] The power of Loving Limits
    [48.00] Our fears about what our children may become
    [51.10] How connection with ourselves assists our child's behaviour
    [54.11] The impact of repressing our true selves

    This week’s invitation:

    1. Being mindful of the messages we give our children with our responses.
    2. Other ways to respond to your children when they are acting out

    Resources:

    Alfie Kohn - Punished by Rewards. Unconditional Parenting
    Aletha Solter - Co-operative and Connected -
    Marion's courses - https://www.marionrose.net/which-course-is-for-you/
    Lael’s one on one sessions - learn@laelstone.com.au


    As always, you can head over to the Aware Parenting Podcast Facebook group and join in the discussion, or you’ll find us on Instagram @theawareparentingpodcast 
    You can find Marion at marionrose.net and Lael at laelstone.com.au
    And if you haven’t already, make sure you subscribe to the podcast so we can pop into your podcast feed.

    Sending you much love, compassion and grace in your parenting journey.
    x
    Lael and Marion

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Episode 31: Disasters And Healing

    Episode 31: Disasters And Healing

    In this week's episode we talk about how to navigate disasters and traumas. With the bushfires currently happening in Australia, we discuss managing our emotional states as well as how to assist our children when tragedy and fear are present.

    [2.15] Our own personal experiences of living with bushfires
    [6:05] The benefits of stress hormones
    [10.00] Gratitude for healing
    [12.20] Seeing the contrast of what we don’t want
    [13.30] Using the balance of attention to express feelings
    [19.00] Disassociation and surviving trauma
    [23.00] Supporting children to process fear and traumatic events
    [26.10] Using play to process feelings and events
    [33.45] Unfavourable behaviour is a sign of accumulated feelings
    [35.00] Taking care of our nervous system as an adult
    [37.40] Repression mechanisms as a way to cope
    [40.30] Supporting children to take action
    [43.45] Being discerning in what we discuss with children


    This week’s invitation:

    1.  Connecting with your Inner loving crew to support you through this time.
    2. Be curious about your children and if they need extra support and moving into kindness for yourself.

    Resources:

    Beyond Blue for emotional support - beyondblue.org.au/getsupport
    Tears and Tantrums Book - Aletha Solter
    Peter Levine and Gina Ross - http://www.ginaross.com/images/emotional_first_aid_brief_guide.pdf?

     
    As always, you can head over to the Aware Parenting Podcast Facebook group and join in the discussion, or you’ll find us on Instagram @theawareparentingpodcast 
    You can find Marion at marionrose.net and Lael at laelstone.com.au
    And if you haven’t already, make sure you subscribe to the podcast so we can pop into your podcast feed.

    Sending you much love, compassion and grace in your parenting journey.
    x
    Lael and Marion

    • 49 min
    Episode 30: Festive Challenges

    Episode 30: Festive Challenges

    In this week's episode we talk about the upcoming holiday season and the feelings that can arise at this time of the year. We include the pressure we can feel as parents and how we can navigating different beliefs and values in families.


    [2.10] Our own personal imprints around Christmas
    [4:30] Expectations and disappointments
    [6.10] Boundaries and consent at Christmas
    [7.50] Good boys and naughty girls - punishments and rewards
    [10.30] Keeping magic and fantasy alive
    [15.00] What do you want to experience and what do you want your child to experience?
    [16.00] Navigating needs not being met - checking in with ourselves
    [19.40] Overwhelming feelings for children
    [23.00] Setting boundaries and limits for ourselves
    [24.00] Old and new traditions
    [28.40] Compassion for other family members
    [31.50] As a parent, how do we get our needs met at Christmas?
    [35.45] Build up of energy at this time of year
    [37.20] Brining in gratitude and reflection for the end of the year.


    This week’s invitation:

    1. Deep compassion for ourselves for this festive season and checking in around what messages are we giving to our children.
    2. Tuning into our values at this time of the year.

    Resources:

    Marion's courses - http://www.marionrose.net/which-course-is-for-you/
    Hand in Hand Parenting on navigating holidays - https://www.handinhandparenting.org/
    Aha Parenting - https://www.ahaparenting.com/


     
    As always, you can head over to the Aware Parenting Podcast Facebook group and join in the discussion, or you’ll find us on Instagram @theawareparentingpodcast 
    You can find Marion at marionrose.net and Lael at laelstone.com.au
    And if you haven’t already, make sure you subscribe to the podcast so we can pop into your podcast feed.

    Sending you much love, compassion and grace in your parenting journey.
    x
    Lael and Marion

    • 43 min
    Episode 29: Siblings

    Episode 29: Siblings

    Siblings

    In this week's episode we talk about siblings. We look at ways to prepare your older child before bringing a new baby home, and how to navigate fighting and meeting everyone's needs with older children. We also explore our own responses to siblings fighting.


    [1.20] Understanding the bigger picture around siblings
    [4:00] Preparing for a new baby in the family
    [6.50] Preparation beforehand can make the transition easier.
    [11.00] Signs of feelings in the older child
    [12.20] Games to play to help children process a new sibling
    [15.05] Grief around the change of the relationship
    [18.00] Age gaps in families
    [24.50] Fighting amongst older children
    [28.00] Strategies for helping older kids with sibling rivalry
    [33.38] Sharing us, sharing attention, sharing toys
    [35.00] Setting limits with fighting
    [37.10] Looking at our deeper hurts and reactions around fighting
    [40.45] Navigating fighting with calm and listening.
    [43.45] Apologies and repairing
    [45.00] How conflict can create growth
    [54.00] Our desire for harmony in our family
    [55.33] Enjoy the ways connection can happen



    This week’s invitation:

    1. Be curious as to what your child is expressing when they are fighting with their sibling.
    2. Put yourself in your child's shoes as to what you would like to receive if you are upset or fighting.

    Resources:

    Aletha Solter's Books - Tears and Tantrums, Co-operative and Connected
    Larry Cohen - Playful Parenting

     
    As always, you can head over to the Aware Parenting Podcast Facebook group and join in the discussion, or you’ll find us on Instagram @theawareparentingpodcast 
    You can find Marion at marionrose.net and Lael at laelstone.com.au
    And if you haven’t already, make sure you subscribe to the podcast so we can pop into your podcast feed.

    Sending you much love, compassion and grace in your parenting journey.
    x
    Lael and Marion

    • 58 min
    Episode 28: Food and Control

    Episode 28: Food and Control

    Food and Control

    In this week's episode we talk about food and control and how children can use food as a way to repress feelings as well as gain some control in their lives.


    [1.30] Why food issues can be about control
    [2:45] Why feelings around food can be confusing
    [5.30] Food as love
    [8.05] Trusting our bodies and what we want to eat
    [11.00] Confusing hunger and feelings
    [13.45] Compassion for our stories around food
    [19.00] Bringing awareness to food
    [21.35] Powerlessness in life and gaining control
    [23.00] Overeating, boundaries and survival
    [25.50] Listening to the quality of asking for food
    [29.35] Attachment Play with Food
    [33.40] How our digestive system is related to feelings and emotions
    [37.50] Trust and food and giving power to our children
    [40.51] Being present in our bodies
    [45.45] Enjoying food and family
    [49.00] Compassion for ourselves with our relationship with food.
    [53.30] Eating with pleasure and love


    This week’s invitation:

    1.  Be curious as to your relationship with food
    2. Bringing joy, laughter, and love to eating and family time

    Resources:

    Marion's courses - http://www.marionrose.net/which-course-is-for-you/
    Aletha Solter's Books - Tears and Tantrums, The Aware Baby, Co-operative and Connected


     
    As always, you can head over to the Aware Parenting Podcast Facebook group and join in the discussion, or you’ll find us on Instagram @theawareparentingpodcast 
    You can find Marion at marionrose.net and Lael at laelstone.com.au
    And if you haven’t already, make sure you subscribe to the podcast so we can pop into your podcast feed.

    Sending you much love, compassion and grace in your parenting journey.
    x
    Lael and Marion

    • 56 min
    Episode 27: Trauma and Parenting

    Episode 27: Trauma and Parenting

    Trauma and Parenting

    In this week's episode we talk about parenting when we are carrying our own trauma and how we can navigate raising our children.


    [1.50] Trauma doesn’t have to be a big event, it can be many unmet feelings
    [4:25] The invitation to explore feelings and trauma
    [6.45] What trauma can look like in parenting
    [9.50] Sadness and trauma and thinking clearly
    [12.55] Mindfulness and present awareness to identify our own story
    [16.05] Owning our feelings to our children and ourselves
    [18.45] Compassion instead of judgment
    [22.00] Treating our own inner child harshly
    [23.50] Tools to help ourselves heal from trauma
    [28.00] Trauma manifesting as fear
    [32.00] Healing looks different for everyone
    [34.00] What we are thinking, needing and feeling
    [37.50] Repairing with our children when there is disconnection
    [39.00] Generational trauma and what we pass on
    [42.45] As we express, we allow growth
    [45.00] Noticing our words and what activates us
    [48.15] Looking forward to what is possible


    This week’s invitation:

    1. Be curious as to where trauma turns up for you in parenting. What would it look like to lean into further?
    2. What is happening for you and your child that reflects trauma and do you want to explore what it reminds you of?

    Resources:

    Alice Miller - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alice_Miller_(psychologist)
    Marion's courses - http://www.marionrose.net/which-course-is-for-you/
    Peter Levine - https://traumahealing.org/about-us/
    Somatic Experiencing - http://www.seaustralia.com.au/what-is-somatic-experiencing/


     
    As always, you can head over to the Aware Parenting Podcast Facebook group and join in the discussion, or you’ll find us on Instagram @theawareparentingpodcast 
    You can find Marion at marionrose.net and Lael at laelstone.com.au
    And if you haven’t already, make sure you subscribe to the podcast so we can pop into your podcast feed.

    Sending you much love, compassion, and grace in your parenting journey.
    x
    Lael and Marion

    • 55 min

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