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

The author is full fo herself.

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Better content. So nothing.

What was most disappointing about Dayna Martin’s story?

This woman acts as if she is God's gift to parenting. The book is repetitive without offering many concrete examples or details. It really is just Dayna talking about how awesome and radical she is without really giving clear instruction about what exactly she is doing. She even thinks she should have her own show!

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Linda Velwest?

Linda was fine. The content is terrible.

What character would you cut from Radical Unschooling?

Dayna Martin.

Any additional comments?

The book is obnoxious and doesn't offer enough detail. I don't disagree with Dayna on her parenting methods - I just think she is a bad author and didn't set out to what she intended to do, which was tell people how she is unschooling so that they might use the technique with their children. More examples, less talk about how awesome you are!

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- Haylo29


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

Book Details

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