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Luvmour & Luvmour – Educating Natural Learning Relationships

Luvmour & Luvmour – Educating Natural Learning Relationships

NLR stands for Natural Learning Relationships in which Natural explains the essential qualities that a child is born with, Learning is a movement through life to gain knowledge, and Relationship indicates mutual respect for wisdom and inspiration. Overall Natural Learning Relationships describes the essential qualities of children that move them throughout life to gain knowledge or mastery nurtured by mutual respect in which inspiration and wisdom take place. In simple words, Natural Learning Relationships (NLR) is an ontological epistemology of human development with its application in parenting, education, and counseling. NLR depicts the development of essential qualities in children and allows them to create productive relationships that offer optimal well-being for both children and parents. NLR is a holistic approach that allows parents, caregivers, teachers, educators, and administrators to nurture the social, physical, emotional, psychological, spiritual, and intellectual development of children.

Using the approach of NLR, parents can understand in a better way how to create a relationship with children that may give better results for both parents and children. The founders of Natural Learning Relationships, Luvmour & Luvmour, are a husband-wife duo, who have been working together since 1984. Both Ba & Josette Luvmour, are educators, authors, human development specialists, consultants, and public speakers. The couple has co-created and developed NLR to support optimal well-being in children and families. They implement the NLR foundation in their all writings and human development programs. They also use this approach to educate individuals and families in various learning centers and schools that they have founded.

Ba and Josette Luvmour met each other in 1979, and since then, they have studied and explored consciousness together. They have been using NLR as educators in various experimental learning programs and with schools since the 1980s.

The couple began studying and exploring various theories of consciousness together. Josette Luvmour graduated from Thomas Edison State College with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology in 2003. She earned her Master of Arts in Human Development from Fielding Graduate University. In 2009, she completed her Ph.D. in Human Development. Ba Luvmour, on the other hand, attended Temple University and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science in 1968. He earned his Master of Arts in Psychology from Sonoma State University in California in 1984.

Ba Luvmour began his career as an elementary school teacher in Philadelphia, PA. He was the director and educator at Ramayana Preschool in 1984. From 1995 to 1996, he was the founder, director, and master teacher at Whispering Pines Charter School. From 1995 to 1998, he was also the coordinator of a child development program. From 2000 to 2002, Ba was also the executive director of EnCompass School. He worked on an education course at Portland State University from 2008 to 2014. From 2011 to 2020, he was also a member of the Graduate Institute for Transformative Learning’s faculty.

Josette Luvmour, on the other hand, began her career as a co-director of a community preschool. She and her husband co-founded Luvmour Consulting, LLC in 1984, where they provided consulting and programs based on Natural Learning Relationships for children’s development to families, children, and individuals.

Luvmour & Luvmour have written a number of books to help readers, primarily parents, carers, educators, and professionals, ensure their children’s development and maintain healthy relationships with them. The books that they co-authored include Everyone Wins! Cooperative games and activities – 3rd ed., Relationship Based Education: Relationships and partnerships in educational environments – Vol. 6, Brain Development and The Natural Learning Relationships of children – Vol. 5, A Compendium of writings: The work and ideas of Luvmour & Luvmour 2010 – 2016 – Vol. 4, Freedom in Education: Talks at the Brockwood Park Krishnamurti School 30th Anniversary – Vol. 3, Effective Boundaries with children: Creating and maintaining healthy boundaries with all age children – Vol. 2, Natural Learning Relationships: An introduction to whole-child development – Vol. 1, Win-Win games for all ages: Cooperative activities for building social skills, Tiger by the Tail: Essays on the inherent spirituality of Natural Learning Rhythms, Natural Learning Rhythms: How and when children learn, Everyone Wins! Cooperative games and activities. Philadelphia, and Towards Peace: Cooperative Games & Activities.

Ba & Josette Luvmour have been teaching Natural Learning Relationships to parents and families in order to create a strong bond between families and children.


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