39 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 39: "I'm Scared!"

    Episode 39: "I'm Scared!"

    In this week's episode we talk all about fear, and being scared in our current reality. We explore the roots of our fears, and offer ideas for how we can support ourselves and our children.

    [1.50] Feeling into our own fears
    [2:50] Fear has an adaptive value
    [9.00] Understanding our fight, flight, freeze, fawn response
    [10.05] Breathing techniques for fear
    [13.00] Welcoming our fear
    [15.03] Modelling to our children
    [17.38] Being authentic in our current reality
    [19.45] Transgenerational fear and trauma
    [24.10] Fear responding to our needs, the past or our thoughts
    [28.15] What do we know to be true right now
    [31.00] Seeing the joy and making choices
    [34.50] The potential for love through change
    [36.20] Reaching out for support
    [39.10 ] Releasing rage and anger that can shift fear
    [42.20] Tools to help shift fear



    This week’s invitation:

    1. Keep checking in with each other and be mindful of the energy you are bringing to this experience.
    2. The more we can release from the past, the more we can stay present now.



    Resources

    The Opposite of Worry - https://www.bookdepository.com/Opposite-Worry-Lawrence-J-Cohen/9781452665290
    Trauma Release Exercise - https://traumaprevention.com/what-is-tre/
    Some joy and laughter (the Pluto dog video we talked about) - https://www.facebook.com/nanciewight/videos/10158289063493653/
    Choosing loving energy - https://www.facebook.com/1604597862905560/posts/3016531095045556/?d=n
    Empathy Buddies / Listening Partnerships - https://www.facebook.com/groups/2562318203992646/
    Sessions with Lael - learn@laelstone.com.au
    Marion's courses - https://www.marionrose.net/which-course-is-for-you/
    Marion's 1-1 packages - http://www.marionrose.net/packages/



     
    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
    Episode 38: "I'm Angry!"

    Episode 38: "I'm Angry!"

    In this week's episode we talk all about anger, outrage, aggression and their causes and manifestations. We explore healthy ways to navigate these, both as a parent and within ourselves.

    [1.20] Differentiating between anger, outrage, and frustration
    [4:15] The repression of anger and frustration
    [7.07] Cultural imprints around anger for girls and boys
    [10.34] How anger can support us
    [13.40] Staying connected to our power
    [15.15] Helping children stay connected to their intuition
    [20.00] Releasing healthy anger
    [21.45] Holding space for our children's anger
    [24.20] Doing our own work around anger
    [29.00] Compassion for ourselves around how we respond to anger
    [31.00] Feeling, thinking and needing
    [36.35] Parallels between children and parents
    [40.00] Meeting children's anger with presence and compassion
    [44.10 ] The movement and flow of feelings
    [46.32] What can we do when we have moved into anger
    [50.20] Setting loving limits for ourselves


    This week’s invitation:

    1. How do you feel right now? Do you need to connect in with yourself or someone else?
    2. Can you recall your imprint around anger as a child? Do you know anyone who expresses their anger in a healthy way?

    Resources:
    Powerlessness, power-over and power-with in parenting Masterclass:
    https://marionrose.samcart.com/products/powerlessness-power-over-and-power-with-in-parenting-masterclass/

    Power and Powerlessness in Parenting Course:
    http://www.powerandpowerlessnessinparenting.com/invitation/
     
    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 37: Learning and Growing

    Episode 37: Learning and Growing

    In this week's episode we talk all about Learning and Growing. We discuss how we might often ask our kids to take risks and try new things; and yet we might be reluctant as adults to step out of our comfort zone. We explore ways to move through our fears and how we can also assist our children in trying new things.

    [2.39] Our fears as adults and working with our own trauma
    [6:53] Our expectations about children
    [10.40] Creating space to listen to fears
    [14.00] Modelling to our children around fears and taking risks
    [21.00] Overcoming our fears with love and support
    [23.15] Choice and love rather than coercion and judgment
    [28.00] Our children can be our teachers around taking risks
    [30.45] Finding ways to work with willingness
    [33.40] Trusting children’s timing and individuality
    [37.00] Our own inner child's response to not having a choice when we were younger
    [41.00] Celebrating the process of learning


    This week’s invitation:

    1. Is there something that you always loved to do and you have given it up? Would you like to play with it again?
    2. What scares or excites you that you can take a risk on and model to your children?
    3. What would you like to hold in mind whenever you notice your child is doing something new?


    Resources

    Marshall Rosenberg - https://www.cnvc.org/

     
    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

    • 47 min
    Episode 36: Partners and Exes

    Episode 36: Partners and Exes

    In this week's episode we talk all about partners and ex-partners, and how we navigate parenting when we have different belief systems around parenting. We also explore helping our children if there has been a divorce or separation.


    [2.30] Our ideals around parenting
    [6:35] Empathy for our partners and how they respond
    [9.40] Shifting our paradigm of right and wrong
    [12.40] Leaning into our own reactions about our partners or family members
    [15.50] Practical ideas around showing a different perspective
    [23.35] Our comfort zones in parenting
    [27.00] Tools to help navigate separation
    [31.45] Resilience in children
    [35.50] Trusting children’s healing and timing
    [39.25] Holding a vision of what you want it to look like




    This week’s invitation:

    1. Please give yourself a big hug and acknowledge the work you are doing.
    2. See if you can feel compassion for others and knowing that everyone is doing the best job they know-how with the story they have journeyed.

     
    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

    • 46 min
    Episode 35: "I'm exhausted!"

    Episode 35: "I'm exhausted!"

    In this week's episode we talk about feeling exhausted as a parent, and how connected it is with the current paradigm of parenting and our lack of community and support. We explore our belief systems around asking for help, receiving support and how to parent when we don’t seem to have any energy left.


    [2.05] It is not a flaw to feel exhausted
    [4:15] Our colonised society and its impact on parenting
    [7.20] Loss of identity as a woman
    [9.45] Support from family and friends and the tribe
    [15.40] Our stories around taking a break and receiving support
    [21.35] Resentment and not getting our needs met
    [24.00] Our needs are our responsibility
    [26.15] Our imprints on self-care and boundaries
    [29.00] Honouring our yes and no and being authentic
    [33.25] Compassion for ourselves and connecting with our values
    [35.20] Recognising what we need and giving it to ourselves
    [38.10] Creating a dynamic of exchange
    [41.00] Compassion for ourselves and our behaviours
    [45.40] Keeping it simple as self-care
    [52.20] Our ability to receive and staying open to support
    [57.00] Checking your willingness
    [60.00] Rite of passage into wisdom




    This week’s invitation:

    1. If you are feeling exhausted, imagine your child as a parent and you as the grandparent; what would you say to support them and encourage them if they were expressing that they were exhausted?
    2. What are your stories around exhaustion and asking for support and what does it mean to have self care. What was your imprint?
    3. Can you take some time to do something fun for you to lift your energy?

    Resources:

    Love Being a Mother ebook and meditations: http://www.lovebeingamother.net/ebook/

     
    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 7 min
    Episode 34: School and Rules

    Episode 34: School and Rules

    In this week's episode we talk about School and Rules and how to support our children, no matter what style of education they experience. We discuss helping them navigate schooling systems based on punishments and rewards and how we can support them to stay connected to who they really are.

    [2.10] Decolonisation and our education system
    [5:40] Navigating our current school system
    [9.00] A new vision for education
    [12.05] Supporting our children to not internalise the behaviour of others
    [13.30] Getting clear on our deep desire for schooling with our kids
    [19.00] Separations and rules in organisations
    [22.00] Prioritising children's emotional wellbeing
    [26.15] The bigger picture of schooling and socialisation
    [30.00] Helping children unpack their day and release feelings
    [34.10] Seeing the growth and learning in all choices we make
    [36.40] Different styles of learning
    [41.10] Slow shifts that are happening in our education system
    [45.00] Progressive education and what we need to learn
    [47.40] Practical tools to help children process kindergarten and school
    [54.30] Supporting ourselves and our children to follow their passions
    [57.00] Advocating for our children



    This week’s invitation:

    1. Do you have a ‘Yes’ for reflecting on your own schooling experiences? What did you really enjoy? What did you not enjoy? How can you listen to those younger parts of you? Does it support you to do anything different with your children?
    2. Trusting your child’s journey and trusting yourself and your ability to help them navigate it.

    Resources:

    www.woodlineprimary.com.au
    Alfie Kohn - https://www.alfiekohn.org/books/
    The Compassionate Classroom - https://www.amazon.com/Compassionate-Classroom-Relationship-Teaching-Learning/dp/1892005069
    Peter Gray - https://www.psychologytoday.com/au/experts/peter-gray-phd
    John Taylor Gatto - https://www.amazon.com/Dumbing-Down-Curriculum-Compulsory-Anniversary/dp/0865714487
    Marshall Rosenberg - https://www.amazon.com.au/Non-Violent-Communication-Language-Marshall-Rosenberg/dp/1892005034
    Marshall Rosenberg - Life-Enriching Education
    Marshall Rosenberg - Teaching Children Compassionately

     
    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 3 min

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