Self Directed

#25 - Sandra Dodd | Learn Nothing Day - Unschooling and the Complexities of Parenting

July 20, 2023 Sandra Dodd Season 1 Episode 25
Self Directed
#25 - Sandra Dodd | Learn Nothing Day - Unschooling and the Complexities of Parenting
Self Directed
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This is an episode to celebrate Learn Nothing Day. Sandra Dodd's birthday is on July 24th, and as a joke, she started 'Learn Nothing Day,' - which now is an international holiday for unschoolers. A day where we each year try to learn nothing and fail.

As Sandra Says:

"Unschoolers need a holiday. When people ask if they homeschool in the summer, they say yes. When people ask when they have a break from learning, they say never. This has gone on for a long time now. July 24 is Learn Nothing Day—a vacation for unschoolers."


We loved our first episode with Sandra Dodd so much that we promised each other to continue our talk in another episode. So here we are. This episode, besides talking about Learn Nothing Day, tackles the topic of unschooling and parental judgment. Sandra shares her experiences and insights, offering valuable advice on how to guide and coach your kids without imposing your own biases. We discuss the importance of teaching children crucial life skills and fostering an environment that promotes natural learning.

Our chat with Sandra Dodd is more than just an exchange of ideas; it's a journey through personal experiences, shared struggles, and triumphant breakthroughs. Whether you're a parent, a homeschooler, or simply curious about the art of communication, unschooling, and parenting, this episode is a must-listen.

It's an invitation to reflect, question, and perhaps see things from a different perspective – one that could better serve you and your family. So, come, join our conversation, and let's explore together. And see if you can take just one day of learning nothing :)

🗓️ Recorded June 28th, 2023. 📍Åmarksgaard, Denmark

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(00:00:00) - Balancing Male and Female Communication Styles
(00:08:05) - Parenting Roles and Gender Dynamics
(00:12:52) - Unschooling, Parenting, and Judgment
(00:22:18) - Unschooling and Parental Guidance
(00:33:02) - Honest Communication in Parenting
(00:41:11) - Parenting and Communication Guidelines
(00:52:36) - Losing Friends Over Unschooling
(00:59:33) - Making Better Choices in Life
(01:10:02) - Passion for Medieval History and Unschooling
(01:20:22) - Unschooling and Learn Nothing Day
(01:29:23) - Video Games' Impact on Learning
(01:34:19) - Parenting and Video

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Balancing Male and Female Communication Styles
Parenting Roles and Gender Dynamics
Unschooling, Parenting, and Judgment
Unschooling and Parental Guidance
Honest Communication in Parenting
Parenting and Communication Guidelines
Making Better Choices in Life
Passion for Medieval History and Unschooling
Unschooling and Learn Nothing Day
Video Games' Impact on Learning
Parenting and Video Games
Unschooling and Parenting Decisions
Importance of Critical Thinking in Unschooling