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Radical Unschooling: A Revolution Has Begun | [Dayna Martin]

Radical Unschooling: A Revolution Has Begun

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....
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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.

©2009 Dayna Martin (P)2012 Dayna Martin

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    Fancy Anza, CA, United States 09-24-12
    Fancy Anza, CA, United States 09-24-12
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    "Incredible!"

    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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    Haylo29 07-19-15
    Haylo29 07-19-15 Member Since 2009
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    "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!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Cheryl weirton, WV, United States 01-04-14
    Cheryl weirton, WV, United States 01-04-14 Member Since 2014
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    If you could sum up Radical Unschooling in three words, what would they be?

    Inspiring


    What did you like best about this story?

    I like to listen to this book to remind me to be on my child's side.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The narrator sounded like a robot. She read like the GPS in my car.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No, you can drop it and pick it up again anywhere in the book, and that's not a bad thing.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    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!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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