Episodes
In the latest episode of The Aware Parenting Podcast, we discuss Dr. Gabor Maté’s documentary, The Wisdom of Trauma. You can find out more about the documentary here: https://thewisdomoftrauma.com/ We discussed: How Aware Parenting is in alignment with the documentary; Painful experiences and trauma as a spectrum; What Aware Parenting can add to the conversation; How babies and children come to suppress their feelings; What we’re called to do as parents to heal intergenerational...
Published 06/13/21
In this Q and A, we talked about: Helping children with feelings when they’re not yet able to do something; Supporting boys in a competitive world; Understanding children’s play with toy weapons; What we can do when with other parents who want an immediate apology; Supporting children around sharing; How Aware Parenting differs from other parenting styles; What the term ‘holding space’ means; and Balancing reducing overwhelm for babies with meeting our own needs. Please come over to our...
Published 06/05/21
Our first hitting and biting podcast was cut short at the end, so we decided to come back and create this one! In it, we talk about: Why and how Aware Parenting is so different to behaviourism; How our core beliefs about human beings affects our response to hitting; The cause of hitting and biting; How we can offer Loving Limits in response to hitting; How we can move in with attachment play in response to hitting; How we can prevent hitting from happening in the first place; Our own...
Published 05/31/21
In this episode, we talked about the three key ways we can support ourselves to be able to stay calm as parents more of the time. We hope you find it helpful! You can find out more about Lael’s couple’s course here: https://laelstone.com.au/courses/aware-parenting-for-couples/ You can find out about Marion’s Helping Ourselves Respond Helpfully to Our Child’s Behaviour offering here:...
Published 05/08/21
Wow! This was a powerful episode, all about mother power. We talk about why we believe it is time on a planetary level for mothers to relaxin our power. We share our own stories of reconnecting with our power. We explain why having deep compassion for our experiences of powerlessness is so vital. We invite you to connect with your power in service of your love for your child/ren and what you want for them. We support you in connecting with your yeses and noes. And we share power portals...
Published 04/01/21
In this episode, we talk about the teenage parts of us, when they can show up (eg. with our teenagers, friends and colleagues), and how we can listen lovingly to them in ways that support healing to happen. If you'd like to dive deeper into this work, Marion has an Inner Loving Presence Process Course at: http://www.innerlovingpresenceprocess.com/ And if you've already done Lael's Level One Immersion, she has a Level Two Immersion to explore your own teenage years here:...
Published 03/20/21
In this moving episode, we talk about the ways that we can help our children actually experience being loved. We explore the gap that can happen between knowing that we love our children and them having a felt sense of being loved. We invite lots of compassion and share ways we can repair through offering loving and listening experiences - and remind you that it is never too late to do any of these things! Please come over to our Facebook page, or find us on Instagram...
Published 03/15/21
In this episode, we talked about cultural conditioning which has often led to parents not trusting their children, and how we can free ourselves up from that to redevelop our capacity for trust. We discussed trusting our children around: Their needs; Their food choices; Their capacity to heal from stress and trauma; Their knowing how to feel relaxed before sleep; Their intuition; Their individuation and Their learning. We also included experiences of how we’ve learnt to trust our...
Published 03/05/21
In this episode, part 2 on tantrums, we talk about: What causes tantrums; Why we might have big reactions when our child has a tantrum; The cause of tantrums; How the healthy expression of feelings, such as in tantrums, helps a child; The difference between tantrums and aggression; How we might respond most helpfully when our child has a tantrum; What we need to be able to respond helpfully. If you’re wanting to dive in deeper, Lael is running another live round of her Aware Parenting...
Published 01/24/21
In this episode, we return to talking about babies (Episode 3 was on attachment and tears!) Lael shares about how she helped her daughter heal from birth trauma with Aware Parenting, and the tangible signs in her baby’s behaviour that showed her that the trauma was being released. Marion talks about her academic and psychotherapeutic background before becoming a mother, and how Aware Parenting resonated with all that she’d learnt. Lael talks about the clear differences she saw between her...
Published 01/15/21
In this podcast, we responded to questions about: apologies; punishments and rewards; 'strong will'; supporting our children when we’re going through a hard time; differentiating a control pattern from lowering sensory overload; finding our child’s behaviour challenging; making a decision about school or homeschooling; balancing time with friends and time at home. Please come over to our Facebook page, or find us on Instagram @theawareparentingpodcast You can find Marion at...
Published 12/18/20
In this podcast, Lael talks with her mother, Barbara Stone, about archetypes. After our last podcast on The Crown and Aware Parenting, we talked about archetypes and we had lots of requests from you, our listeners, to hear from Lael’s mum. At the beginning of the conversation, Barbara shares about being a grandmother and what she has learnt in her journey as a grandparent and what she has learnt from Aware Parenting. In this beautiful mother-daughter, grandmother-mother conversation, Lael...
Published 12/08/20
his episode, we look at Netflix's new Season of The Crown from an Aware Parenting perspective. We discuss attachment, feelings and suppression, family stories, colonisation, archetypes, and a whole lot more! Please come over to our Facebook page, or find us on Instagram @theawareparentingpodcast You can find Marion at www.marionrose.net and Lael at www.laelstone.com.au And if you haven’t already, would you be like to subscribe to the podcast so we can show up in your podcast...
Published 11/20/20
In this episode, we talk about disappointment - including how it is often seen as a ‘lesser’ feeling, differentiating the feeling from the judgment, and offering helpful ways we can be with our own disappointment and that of our child/ren. We share about our own experiences of disappointment and how we came to embrace it in ourselves and our children, and discovered the gifts that it brings. You can find out about Lael's Aware Parenting for couples course here:...
Published 10/28/20
In our most recent podcast, we answered three questions from listeners. One on resentment. One on children not wanting to spend time with certain family members, and one when children only want to be cared for by one parent. We really loved answering these and will be recording more Q and A’s, so let us know on our IG or FB pages if you have a question! You can find out about Lael's upcoming Aware Parenting for Couples course on her website, www.laelstone.com.au You can find out more...
Published 10/11/20
In this episode, we talk about the transitions we are invited to go through in parenting, as we reflect back on our own parenting journeys so far. Please come over to our Facebook page, or find us on Instagram @theawareparentingpodcast You can find Marion at www.marionrose.net and Lael at www.laelstone.com.au And if you haven’t already, would you be like to subscribe to the podcast so we can show up in your podcast feed? 
 We’re sending you much love and compassion in your parenting...
Published 09/25/20
Episode 52: Loss and death by Lael Stone and Marion Rose
Published 09/18/20
In today’s episode we talk about boundaries, or what Marion calls “saying no.” We explain the innate capacity we all have to know when we feel a ‘yes’ and when we feel a ’no,’ and how growing up in a colonised culture disconnects us from easily knowing and expressing our “no’s.” We share about how experiences of having love removed when we said “no”, or being shamed or punished, lead us to feel uncomfortable with clearly speaking our “no” as adults. Lael talks about inviting parents to...
Published 09/08/20
In this podcast, we talk about understanding the three causes for fear and anxiety, and how we can address each of those causes, whether that’s for our child or ourselves. We share stories about our own experiences with fear, anxiety and terror, and how we’ve helped ourselves and our children through experiences where fear and anxiety have showed up. Understanding fear and anxiety, and changing our relationship to it, can transform our experience with it. Likewise, knowing how we can help...
Published 09/03/20
In this episode, Marion has a conversation with the father of her children, Michael, about fathering and Aware Parenting. Michael talks about his experiences before becoming a father, of being involved in ritual work with the MythoPoetic men’s movement with Malidome Some, and how that supported him in practising Aware Parenting with his four children. Michael also talks about martial arts and fathering and Aware Parenting and their interconnectedness. Most of all, he shares his thoughts on...
Published 08/13/20
In this episode, Lael talks with her husband, Mike, about fathering and Aware Parenting. Please come over to our Facebook page, or find us on Instagram @theawareparentingpodcast You can find Marion at www.marionrose.net and Lael at www.laelstone.com.au And if you haven’t already, would you be like to subscribe to the podcast so we can show up in your podcast feed? 
 We’re sending you much love and compassion in your parenting journey. Marion and Lael xoxo
Published 08/09/20
In this episode, we explain why aggression happens, and how we can respond to that root cause in ways that are both effective and empathic. We differentiate between expression, regression and aggression, and we talk about how we can support our children to move from aggression to healthy expression. We discuss how important it is for us to do our own inner work so that we have the capacity to be with our child’s feelings of powerlessness, frustration and outrage. We describe Loving Limits...
Published 07/28/20
In this episode, we discuss why parenting can be one of the greatest forms of activism. If we realise the power we have as parents and how that can help us reconnect with a sense of agency. Your parenting makes a difference. Your parenting is social change. You are co-creating a new cultural paradigm. In this episode we talk about politicians and the little children inside them, and what a huge difference your parenting is making as you choose to come from connection and compassion, instead...
Published 07/20/20
In this week's episode we talk all about raising teenagers and the edges they may explore as well the edges we may need to feel into in raising them. We look at how our own imprints in our teenage years can affect how we parent and what teenagers are asking for as they grow. [2.20] How raising teens can ask us to look deeply into our own stories [5.25] The cultural lens around teenagers [8:50] Teenagers finding their purpose [10.42] What are your fears around raising teens? [13.35] What did...
Published 05/29/20
In this week's episode we talk all about Mothering and our imprints we receive as well as the influence society has on us. We explore guilt in parenting and claiming who we are as women and mothers. [2.20] Our Subconscious stories around being appreciated as a mother. [3.55] The impact of history on modern day mothering [7:00] Our beliefs around being a ‘good mother’ [10.40] Changing the cultural ideas around behaviourism and cooercion [14.15] What do we want our children to believe about...
Published 05/15/20