Are you thinking about radical unschooling? Maybe you see the benefits of educational unschooling and now you’re thinking about letting unschooling spill over into all aspects of life. What do you do next? Perhaps you say to your kids, “We’re going to try radical unschooling. From now on you’re free to choose when you go to bed, what you eat, if you help with the chores… You can do whatever you like.”
But will this work? Surely letting go in this way will result in chaos? Won’t mothers end up doing all the work while kids become lazy and self-centred? There might come a time when a parent will say, “I’ve had enough. Get back to work!”
But what if there’s more to radical unschooling than standing back and letting go of control? Could a parent have to take a more active role in order for unschooling to be effective?
I ponder these questions in this week’s podcast while talking about how our family became radical unschoolers.
I also share some family news, some local history, and a few resources.
I hope you’ll listen!
My Place: the book by Nadia Wheatley
My Place: the DVD series
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My Place: ABC website (interactive)
My Place: Teachers’ website (don’t be put off by the word ‘teachers’!)
The transformative power of classical music: a Ted Talk with Benjamin Zander
The Not So Proper Unschoolers Facebook Group
My Stories of an Unschooling Family Facebook PagePodcast
Ep 65: Dealing with Our Fears and the Critical Comments of Other People
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