Australian Homeschool Stories

Marion - Mullumbimby, NSW / Bundjalung Country

October 02, 2023 Australian Homeschool Stories Season 2 Episode 16
Australian Homeschool Stories
Marion - Mullumbimby, NSW / Bundjalung Country
Show Notes

If Aware Parenting is on your radar, chances are you've heard of Marion Rose. Her work in bringing compassion and connection to the forefront of parenting has been underscored by her own beautiful journey through motherhood. In this episode I'm delighted to share with you Marion's reflection on her family's natural learning path and what life looks like now living in a multigenerational household alongside her mother and grown children (aged 21 and 17).


  • Her career has been guided by understanding why we are the way we are - what we can do to support babies, children and adults to have a fulfilling, connected and powerful life
  • Aware Parenting is about how we can be with our children, our babies and their feelings and The Marion Method is about how we can reparent ourselves, shift our cultural conditioning and break free from the “disconnected domination culture”
  • Being heavily influenced by Montessori in her children's early years
  • Why Marion prefers the term natural learning over unschooling or homeschooling
  • Reconditioning and deschooling was a long process for her, it took time to build complete and utter trust and value all forms of learning
  • The beauty of watching the gradual and natural progression of independence instead of it being forced upon her children by premature separation
  • Her struggles with finding and maintaining community 
  • Her kids differing experiences shifting from natural learning into TAFE 
  • Connection, compassion, choice, agency, trust and finding ways to get everyones needs met have been her guiding values 
  • How Marion juggled her career, becoming a single parent and home educating her children at the same time
  • The joys of multigenerational living - we need elders and grandparents and community support so that everyone can flourish - we are supposed to be living like this
  • Trust your kids and enjoy your kids, do what you love and have fun


The Aware Parenting Podcast

The Aware Parenting and Natural Learning Podcast

The Psychospiritual Podcast

Raising Resilient and Compassionate Kids Book

The Emotional Life of Babies Book

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This podcast is recorded on the lands of the Bunurong people of the Kulin nation. I pay my respects to elders past, present and emerging and acknowledge that sovereignty was never ceded. This always was, always will be aboriginal land.

Original Music by Daniel Garrood @garroodcomposer
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