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Mama Says Namaste Podcast

Release Date: 06/02/2017

Four Types Of Parenting: How Do You React? show art Four Types Of Parenting: How Do You React?

Mama Says Namaste Podcast

How do you react to your children as a parent? Are you aware of how you are in full-on reaction mode? Check out these four types of parents, and pay attention to how you're creating synergy in your home vs. competing agendas. 

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I'm not a teacher, I'm a parent! show art I'm not a teacher, I'm a parent!

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I'm a parent, not a teacher! Well, actually, you're both. The instant you become a parent, you are teaching and influencing your child more than anyone else. We all "homeschool" in some ways. Yes you are credible, and no, you're not just a teacher. You're an awakener. Check out how to awaken more within your child and yourself in this episode.

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How Do I Get My Kid To Think Like An Unschooler? show art How Do I Get My Kid To Think Like An Unschooler?

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How do you get your kid to "think like an unschooler"? How can you motivate your kids and spark their curiosity, regardless of where they go to school? How in the world do you navigate boredom and lack of drive? This week, 9-year-old Juliette joins us to discuss this topic, and I have to say, I was pretty impressed with her perspective on boredom - I'd love to hear what you think!

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4 Tips for Curious Kids show art 4 Tips for Curious Kids

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I was inspired by a video shared in our unschooling community all about igniting curiousity in our kids. I loved Ruth's approach for reframing our communication with our kids, and share her 4 points for motivating kids through curiosity in this episode and blog post. Additionally, Nathan and I dig in yet again to screen issues and how to navigate them in your home! Remember there is a full blog post to go along with each Mama Says Namaste Episode!

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Deschooling and the Myths of Education show art Deschooling and the Myths of Education

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Regardless of where your child is attending "school", our concept of education is in serious need of revamping. In this episode and blog post, we lay out some of the key components kids truly need to learn, why creativity is important, and the one constant in life you absolutely MUST help your children learn to navigate.

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Can Your Child Talk to Adults? show art Can Your Child Talk to Adults?

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Can your child easily interact and talk with people of all ages and perspectives? As we talk about how to build a thriving family, it's important that we address how our children are interacting with the rest of the world...beyond just their small bubble of understanding. 

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Juliette's Mindful Minute: Growth, Struggle and Change show art Juliette's Mindful Minute: Growth, Struggle and Change

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Join 9-year-old Juliette for a short musing on navigating change, embracing the struggle, and learning through it.   Get all her mindful minutes at MamaSaysNamaste.com/meditations  

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How to Parent - and Teach - Along the Way show art How to Parent - and Teach - Along the Way

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Like it or not, your children are learning a ton from you. So it helps to be a bit intentional so you aren't stuck in repairing mode. Regardless of where or how your child does "school", this episode and blog post is for you. Head over to MamaSaysNamaste.com to see all the blogs that go with our episodes!

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Creative Travel Ideas for the Senses show art Creative Travel Ideas for the Senses

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Yes, you can engage all the senses and reframe travel as not just a destination for your body, but for your soul. Get some new ideas for your family that don't break the bank (or your sanity), and add some adventure, even if you don't leave your home. 

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Travel is Education (even outside your door) show art Travel is Education (even outside your door)

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This week 9-year-old Juliette joins us on the podcast to share about the impact travel has had in her life - she's known the nomad life since age four, and we loved having her join us! Travel isn't just a reward where you turn your brain off. It's opening up to new ways of living, thinking and perceiving the world. When was the last time you opened up to a culture or perspective that was unlike your own, and learned about something new? 

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Have you ever walked into your home and you felt there were a bunch of crazy aliens around you just flat didn't get?

I am an authenticity enthusiast.

I coach and educate families on understanding their personality styles and how the uniqueness in each of us strengthens all of us.

Ashley takes families from surviving to thriving by helping them uncover how "the uniqueness in each of us strengthens all of us". She guides parents through identifying their strengths - and also their triggers - to live with intention and not simply reaction to the chaos of an ever-growing family.  

Traveling, Unschooling mama of three, focused on authenticity, awareness, personality styles and embracing love in the present moment.

Find out more about Ashley and Mama Says Namaste

 

I referenced quite a few links and resources in this first blog, so I wanted to post them all here.  And yes, if I have an affiliate link, I am using it - but I won’t share anything I don’t personally find benefit from!

Unschooling - if you want to learn all about it, including checking out the blog series that will be made into a podcast series, go to the Mama Says Namaste Education Page

Social Media Marketing World- the best conference for social media networking anywhere!

The Fire-Starter Sessions by Danielle LaPorte - a huge catalyst for positive change in my life, and where this blog post on my word, AWE, came from.  (And my word for 2017: FOCUS)

My father’s business is www.48Days.com where “We release dreams into purposeful, and profitable work...in 48 days

Our travels were started by our trip to Costa Rica.  Here are our tips on “How To Travel When You Can’t Afford It

The Facebook Group that really gave us our confidence to RV full-time was the FullTimeFamilies Group.  It’s free to join, and then they have a paid membership which is where they host rallies, have discounted programs, and you really get to connect with friends. 

I talked about being fearless, not reckless

And finally, here is the link to our AirBnB if you ever want to visit Nashville, TN!

 

 *Podcast music by the awesome Renee & Jeremy who cover "Put a Little Love In Your Heart" by Jackie DeShannon.  Props to both of them for this beautiful rendition that epitomizes what I want for families!