This post is going to sound ironic since I posted a while ago about supporting radical unschooling, which I do, but I support it because I support parents’ rights to decide for themselves how to educate their own children. I don’t, however, understand parents that get sucked into cult like thinking and let “experts” determine how they should raise their kids.
Kelly and I watched some of the radical unschooling show that was on ABC the other day. Here’s a link. When we first started watching the show I looked at Kelly and said that’s us! We are very much like some of the parents that were featured on the show. Our kids do not have a lot of rules and we are very relaxed when it comes to parenting and homeschooling. But, the more I watched, the more I realized that we aren’t just like the parents on the show. Some of the things I saw bothered me.
One of the moms featured on the show was Dayna Martin. She is a leader in the radical unschooling movement. I don’t get around the homeschooling circles enough to know who she is, but she has done a series of YouTube videos and has written a book called “Radical Unschooling: A Revolution Has Begun.” She also calls herself the “UnNanny” and gets paid to (more…)