Jeff Probst ROCKS!

Devin and I were recently invited to be on the Jeff Probst Show to speak about Unschooling. It was the first time that we were involved in an interview on television that didn’t have an agenda in how they wanted to share about  Unschooling. It was a very positive experience and the producers has the highest integrity and were a joy to work with. After six years of being invited to take part in media interviews, this was the FIRST time that we were given a chance to share our beliefs surrounding parenting and education without bias from the interviewer.

I am very grateful to Jeff Probst and his team for giving us a chance to share and for being so enthusiastic about Unschooling! Jeff even said that he would be proud if Devin was his son. Thank you Jeff! Times are changing and YOU were a pioneer in the media to allow our voice to be heard and respected!

~Peace & Love, Dayna

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  1. Dayna I thought you represented the unschooling community wonderfully. As for Jeff, I loved that he seemed genuinely interested and respectful. I enjoyed your interview so much that I have shared it amongst my homeschooling groups in NZ. Well done to you all!

  2. You did an amazing job Dayna 🙂


  3. Awesome job to you both and to the show! So great to see such an unbiased interview!

  4. I loved the interview. Just wish it was longer. Lol

  5. Francine Johnson says


    Thank you for representing your family and community so well. I still consider myself an un-schooler even though my children have chosen to enter the traditional school system. I do believe in following the child and their choice was to fire me and attend our local schools.

    It wasn’t as hard as it could have been for me because it was their choice. To this day both of my girls will tell you that they learned nothing and that homeschooling was a not a great experience for them. I respect/ed their view of the experience and followed them onward to the brick and mortar school house.

    Well they both entered the traditional school system academically ahead of their same aged peers. They have easily made and kept good friends, both children and adults. They are independent, intelligent young women and while I hope and pray that they will someday realize what a rich experience they were allowed, my bottom line is to allow them to be. I miss them spending the greater part of the day with me, because they are wonderful caring and compassionate beings.

    I also recognize that their lives are their own and any choices to be made are to be made by them. My girls needed/wanted more structure than I was able to provide. We sought out other methods, for my sake but ultimately chose their current paths. Non traditional paths within the the existing parameters of school.

    I wish you and your family all the best. You seem to be working things out and everyone seems secure and happy. Thanks for allowing me to express feelings I’ve held onto, and for providing a little more ammunition to counter the naysayers I so often encounter.

  6. Fantastic job! Is the rest of the interview available online? Also, in the interview you say that the kids are assessed annually. Howso?

  7. Awesome interview, Dayna! And Devin, too!

    Here’s how people can see the full interview:

    – Scroll up to the embedded video on this page, or go to
    – Roll over the video and click on the “i” icon to reveal a strip of related videos
    – Select “Kids Who Don’t Go to School” (there may be two videos with that title; you want one that’s 42 minutes long)
    – Start the video and then index to 23:00
    – The interview ends around 34:00

    Enjoy! 🙂

  8. Cammi Petersen says

    Dayna, hello from Barrie, ON, Canada! Just wanted to thank you as a fellow mom, and unschooler, of four fabulous kids. Your interview was perfection, and your videos remind me so much of my home haha. I appreciate you putting yourself out there to represent the unschooling community. You have a lifelong fan from the north 🙂

  9. Lol i have the biggest intrest in devin XD im such a tennage girl


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  12. I’ve really enjoyed browsing your site and watching some interviews. Especially Jeff Probst’s, he seems genuine and like He really, like you said, didn’t have an agenda already. Dr. Phil was yuck! Thank you for your gentleness and your desire to reach out to others.

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