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109: Why You Should Consider Radical Unschooling

October 6, 2017

This week, I'm discussing radical unschooling.

Do you unschool but don't like the sound of radically unschooling? Maybe you're convinced you'll never do it? If so, I hope to change your mind!

I'm pondering lots of questions including:


  • How did we end up becoming radical unschoolers (when I said we'd never do this)?
  • Are radical unschooling parents irresponsible? Or are the critics wrong?
  • How will our kids learn to do the things that are necessary and right if we don't make any rules?
  • Can anyone radically unschool? Or is radical unschooling associated with only a particular lifestyle?
  • Can Catholics unschool? 
  • How do we protect, care for and share our beliefs with our radically unschooled children?
  • Is it possible to let kids make their own choices and, at the same time, be confident that they will make the right choices?
  • What could happen if we force our kids to live by our rules?
  • Is it really okay if kids don't wash their hair and clean their teeth?
  • What is at the heart of a radical unschooling way of life?


Show Notes


Blog Posts

Rules, Responsible Parenting and Radical Unschooling

The 'Risky' Business of Trusting Children

How to Live Radically


Podcast music 

Twombly by Podington Bear(CC BY-NC 3.0)


Where you can find us

You'll find lots of unschooling posts in my archive on my blog Stories of an Unschooling Family.

You might find me on Instagram at sue_elvis

Please take a look at Imogen's latest music video, Symphony and her Facebook page Imogen Elvis. Your interest and encouragement are appreciated!


Thank you

Thank you for listening to this episode. If you enjoy my podcast, please consider writing an iTunes review and sharing the link so we can spread the word about unschooling! 


Would you like to continue the conversation?

Are you a radical unschooler? Did you make a conscious decision to adopt this way of life or did it happen naturally? If you are apprehensive about going along this pathway, what are your main concerns?  I'd love to hear your thoughts and experiences. You could stop by my blog and say hello!