Dayna Martin on Radical Unschooling + Raising Rebels

 
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Get ready to have your mind blown and your world rocked- because this episode is all about shifting paradigms and breaking away from the conditioned patterns that have been ingrained in our minds.

Today’s guest, Dayna Martin, has spent her life challenging the beliefs our society holds about how to raise, educate and love our children. She has gone on to create a life that’s radically different- and has an army of mamas behind her who are ready to do the same.

Dayna Martin has been inspiring others for over a decade by sharing her experience through natural birth, attachment parenting and Unschooling. She is an activist, educator and author of, Radical Unschooling: A Revolution Has Begun, Sexy Birth and her soon to be released book, Raising Rebels: Parenting Advice from the Girl Your Parents Warned You About. Dayna is also a speaker, peaceful parenting coach, doula, midwife, anarchist and raw vegan chef and owner of the raw vegan business, Rawk Starz.

In This Episode:

  • Today’s guest, Dayna Martin [ :45 ]

  • iTunes review of the week [ 3:05 ]

  • Dayna’s new book; Raising Rebels: Parenting Advice from the Girl Your Parents Warned You About, and how the  journey that has lead her to write it. [ 5:50 ]

  • The principles of Radical Unschooling + shifting paradigms  [ 8:45 ]

  • The exhaustion that comes from questioning our decisions as mothers [ 14:45 ]

  • The transition from traditional schooling to unschooling [ 18:35 ]

  • What to do if you’re feeling the pull to move away from traditional schooling [ 25:14 ]

  • How the media can twist + sensationalize the idea of Peaceful Parenting [ 29:03 ]

  • What daily life looked like in Dayna’s home when her children were younger + the use of technology [ 32:15 ]

  • How to navigate unschooling as a couple + learn to trust yourselves, and each other [ 38:14 ]

  • What happens when we make decisions from a place of fear [ 42:30 ]

  • Caring more about what our children think of us than what society does [ 45:40 ]

  • How to navigate travel while raising children [ 50:13 ]

Soul Shifting Quotes:

  • “Instead of just focusing on the needs of adults, and obedience or compliance, we’re focusing on the needs of everyone in the family.”

  • “Can my love really ruin my child?”

  • “It’s so unnatural to break life in to subjects; we learn so much just living life immersed in our passions.”

  • “Have your home be a workshop of your interests, instead of a museum of your things.”

  • “Freedom is at the very basis of what all human beings want; and when another human being tries to control us, that desire for freedom will override everything.”

  • “Communication and discussion is one of our greatest tools in the education of our children.”

  • “With freedom comes self-expression that may not be approved of by others.”

  • “Children love themselves unconditionally when they are loved without conditions.”

  • “Love doesn’t involve control- ever.”

Links Mentioned:

Learn more about Dayna at www.daynamartin.com and follow her on Instagram: @officialdaynamartin

Tag me in your big shifts + takeaways: @amberlilyestrom

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