Unschooling: You Just Got Schooled!

I am asked regularly what Unschooling actually is. There are so many misconceptions that I thought it would be helpful to write my definition.


Unschooling does not mean Uneducating, or Unparenting! It means offering your children a perfectly individualized education, instead of the same training that everyone else receives through schooling. Unschooling is not only more respectful, but it is more natural, healthy and rooted in freedom. This allows children to carve out their specific niche in this world that will foster their continued happiness and success.

Schooled: “educated or trained in a specified activity or in a particular way.”

Educated: “the act or process of imparting or acquiring general knowledge, developing the powers of reasoning and judgment, and generally of preparing oneself or others intellectually for mature life.”

Keep learning and following your bliss!
Peace & Love, Dayna


  1. Unschooling means for me, time…time to think, time to relax, time to learn, time to look and love and grow, forgetting about bells and fifty minute bites of learning, going to the toilet without asking for permission, playing, running skipping, walking the dog but not trying to turn it into PE.

  2. It took me years to undo my (and my hubby’s-both of us very “old school” and traditional) thinking about unschooling. We took our daughter out of public school to homeschool to stop the poisoning and abuse the system chose to inflict on her. As I learned more about unschooling and radical unschooling, I gradually started to heal from years of traditional thinking and living to one of peace and freedom. My daughter wows me every day with what she learns herself with her interests. She is so incredibly brilliant, so alive and happy. Instead of trying to fit school into life, or life into school, we live life and learning happens. She is unique.

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