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

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I loved every minute of this audiobook. The concepts presented really spoke to my instincts as a parent and what I want for my children. I love the way that the author follows the same "New Thought" philosophies that I live by. Excellent, excellent book. I only wish it was longer- though the material was covered very thoroughly, I didn't want it to end.

Thank you, Dana, for this life-changing book.
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- Fancy

Wonderful Intro into Unschooling Lifestyle!

I absolutely loved this book!

The author guides through an easy to follow trail of introduction into an unschooling lifestyle heavily based on the author's family. It almost felt like she guided me gently into the waters to thigh high and then encouraged to dive in the rest of the way yourself.
Every concern I had got addressed as soon as it popped in my head which was very helpful. For example I love how she emphasizes that you can't expect to be perfect, and should expect to occasionally fall into the traditional way of reacting and thinking, which is encouraging because I'm nervous of having "perfection" loom over my head.

I loved the "Unschooling Moments" where the author describes actual instances of the positive effect the unschooling has had on her children and their family. I'd love to hear more as those felt like great examples to follow.

The only thing that was at times annoying was the narrator's way of speaking the dialogue almost in a mocking voice when other people were involved.

This book was very helpful and I can see myself coming back for refresher listens.
Thank you!
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- M. Phillips

Book Details

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