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.
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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.
©2009 Dayna Martin (P)2012 Dayna Martin
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"The author is full fo herself."
Better content. So nothing.
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!
Linda was fine. The content is terrible.
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!
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.
"Awesome book. "
I'm going to apply this info to rising my child. I'm so thankfully I read.
"a bit liberal"
a good read but I was hoping for more tips. this book makes the argument for unschooling more than offer help.
"Great content, Smug affectation"
This mama has a great philosophy.
I really like the ideas and philosophy of this mama, but the affectation of the narration is so smug. It seems like it is less about conveying the theory, more about conveying the superiority of the writer. Still worth listening to.
"truly radical and inspiring!!"
I loved listening to this refreshing book, I wrote down notes and made several bookmarks I know I'll reference over the years as I walk this path with my family.
"Message good, Delivery so-so"
I like to listen to this book to remind me to be on my child's side.
The narrator sounded like a robot. She read like the GPS in my car.
No, you can drop it and pick it up again anywhere in the book, and that's not a bad thing.
She's got good ideas, and I've listened to this multiple times while I'm working, but the narrator is not good at all.
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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