Radical Unschooling

  • by Dayna Martin
  • Narrated by Linda Velwest
  • 3 hrs and 1 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Radical Unschooling is a progressive parenting philosophy, which includes children learning at home. It is different from homeschooling in that children are not forced to follow curriculum lessons and tests. Radical Unschooling philosophy focuses on trust of a child's innate ability to learn without coercion and invites children to explore their passions. The parent's role is to facilitate their interests and curiosity. Radical Unschooling - the book - focuses also on the evolutionary aspect of parenting and human consciousness. We are parenting and educating our children today to succeed in a joyful, productive life by following their passions, not someone else's agenda.
The main presentations are:

School is only one of many choices for our children in our technologically advanced world
Forced learning isn't effective and causes more damage than formerly thought
Respecting a child's choice and autonomy is an evolution of understanding and birth right of every human
Learning and life are not separate. Learning is pleasurable if it is not forced on us
Separating life into subjects isn't necessary or natural
Humans learn from all that they do and experience in life, not just what our culture deems ''educational''
The main focus of parenting today is obedience and meeting the needs of the parent. This has to change if we want our children to live in a peaceful world. Moreover, Radical Unschooling is just radical enough to herald a wake up call to our culture because of the truth the philosophy speaks.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

A good book to expend your unschooling knowledge

This is a radical book. I find it hard to agree with all the concept of radical unschooling. I would have liked the author to give more examples. Each concept is often backed by only one example while I would have appreciated the examples of several families.
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- @ahcperrin


Thank you Dayna, this was very inspiring. This audiobook touches on much more than just 'unschooling', including life philosophy, parenting and improving your relationship with your partner.
I found all these topics useful, particularly the part about improving communication with your partner when you are starting to follow a path that is unknown to the other, this does take time in practice.
Dayna is also a follower of the motivational speakers / authors Louise Hay and Wayne Dyer which is clear throughout the book.

My daughter is currently in school but this audiobook has given me further courage and confidence to take the step to unschool when the time feels right. I am looking forward to the summer holidays when we can live that lifestyle.

This is a great self help book for any free spirited, gentle parent!
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- Eve

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-08-2012
  • Publisher: Free Life Press